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How to Play: Lily Pad Race

Step on the pad to get to the winning line. Credit: Corbis
What you need: You will need green construction paper.
How to play: Using the green construction paper, cut out two five-inch lily pads for each team. Divide the kids up...
Don't step on the ground or you will have to start over.

How to Play: Messy Kiss

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...Play this game with your kids and you won't have to cook dinner!

How to Play: Whistling Dixie

Put on the gloves and grab the crackers! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need a pair of garden gloves and a box of saltines for each team.
How to play: Divide the children into...
For this game, you need a pair of garden gloves and a box of saltines for each team.

How to Play: Marble Noodles

Grab them with your toes! Credit: Corbis What you need: You will need vegetable oil, egg noodles, marbles, bowls or some other type of large container, and plastic tarps (only if you are...Grab the slippery marbles with your toes.

How to Play: Shoulder Grip

Pop those balloons and you're out! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need balloons.
How to play: Divide the children into two teams. On each team, you need a player to be the "middle man." They will stand across the room or...
All you need for this game are balloons!

How to Play: Team Balloon Relay

What's your team color? Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need 10 balloons per team, blindfolds, and a roped-off area.
How to play: Divide the children into four teams of about six players a piece. Have four different colors...
For this game you need 10 balloons per team, blindfolds, and a roped-off area.

How to Play: Bubble Gum Blow

Blow it up! Credit: meddygarnet, Flickr
What you need: You will need packs of bubble gum and new gardening gloves.
How to play: Divide the children into equally numbered teams. Each team will get a pair of gardening gloves and...
Once they pop...the fun won't stop.

How to Play: Jelly Bean Relay

Don't touch the jelly beans! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You will need two dishes for each team, a spoon for each player, and jelly beans.
How to play: Fill one of each team's two dishes with jelly beans. Divide the children...
For this game, you will need two dishes for each team, a spoon for each player, and jelly beans.

How to Play: Ping Pong Relay

No shoes allowed! Credit: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images
What you need: You need a bucket and five ping pong balls for each team.
How to play: Establish a starting line and place the buckets and ping pong balls...
Remove all your shoes and socks for this game!

How to Play: Sweep Exchange

Which witch will win the game? Credit: Comstock, Getty Images What you need: You need brooms. How to play: Divide the children into pairs. Give each pair a broom. Designate a starting line and a turn-around point about 20-30 feet...All you need for this game are brooms!

How to Play: M&M Toss

Open wide! Credit: Corbis
What you need: You will need bags of M&M's candies and plastic spoons and cups.
How to play: Divide the children into teams of two. Have the players stand...
For this game, you will need bags of M&M's candies and plastic spoons and cups.

How to Play: Ice Fishing

Go marbles! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You will need a roasting pan for each team, ice cubes, and marbles.
How to play: Fill up the roasting pans with the ice cubes, and then put the same amount of marbles...
Remove the marbles with your toes first and your team will win!

How to Play: Sled Race

Snow, sled and race equals fun! Credit: MCT
What you need: You need snow, sleds, and a safe outside area to sled.
How to play: Divide the children into pairs. Give each pair a sled. For each pair,...
Snow, sled and race equals fun! Pull your partner on a sled to the finish line!

How to Play: Winter Gear Shuffle

Brrrr! Credit: Getty Images What you need: For each team, you will need a winter hat, mittens, boots, snow pants, and coat. How to play: Divide the children into equally numbered teams. Give...Grab your winter clothes and get going!

How to Play: Mallows on a Line

Yum! Credit: Matthieu Spohn, Getty Images
What you need: You need large marshmallows, goggles, a skewer, and fishing line or clean string.
How to play: String an even number of marshmallows on the fishing line or clean string by...
For this game, you need large marshmallows, goggles, a skewer, and fishing line or clean string.

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