How to Play: Apples to Oranges

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What you need: You will need an apple, an orange, scissors, pencils, paper, a container, and music.

How to play: Cut up slips of paper and label them as follows: before the apple, the apple, after the apple, before the orange, the orange, and after the orange. You may want to do a couple of sets of slips just in case certain slips become detectable after use. Once you've completed the slips, place them in a container and mix them up.

The rules: Have players stand in a circle. Give the apple to one person and the orange to someone across the circle. Start the music. Players will pass the fruits until the music stops. When the music stops, pull out a slip of paper and read it. If the paper states before the specific fruit, that person is out. If it's after the specific fruit, that person is out. If it just states a fruit, the person holding that fruit is out. Not only do you have to worry about holding the fruit, but also where it is in the circle.

ow to win: The last player remaining in the circle is the winner.

What else you need to know: Variations to the game can be passing the fruits under the leg, behind the back, or twirl around once and then pass the fruit.

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