How to Play: Messy Kiss

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Retrieve that kiss! Credit: Jean-Blaise Hall, Getty Images

What you need: You will need chocolate kisses, plastic bowls, applesauce or pudding, and old shirts or trash bags to use as bibs. This game should be played outdoors or in a kitchen/cafeteria area.

How to play: Divide the children into teams of five or six. For each player, there should be a bowl of either applesauce or pudding with a chocolate kiss in the bottom of the bowl. Mark each player's bowl with his name. Group the bowls by teams and place them on a table, the floor, or the ground about 20-30 feet from the starting line. Give each player an old shirt or a trash bag to wear as a bib.

The rules: At the starting signal, the first player on each team will run to his bowl and retrieve the chocolate kiss without using his hands. Players should keep their hands behind their backs when retrieving the kiss. After the player gets the kiss, he must eat it while standing by his bowl to prevent choking while running. Once he has eaten his kiss, he will run back to his team and tag the next player. Play continues until everyone has gone.

How to win: The first team to complete the race is the winning team.

What else you need to know: You can use candy corn instead of chocolate kisses if you have any fear of children choking on a kiss.

Related: More Kids' Games

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.