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Are you gearing up for the Big Game? Maybe you’re planning a blowout party or a smaller family gathering. One thing is for certain… if there are kids around they’re bound to get bored! Might I suggest you break out a big bowl of Goldfish® crackers…. not to snack on, but to play with!! We used the Xtra Cheddar Flavor Blasted Goldfish 30 oz. Cartons. The Snack That Smiles Back ® is not only an amazing addition to your game day snacks but put together with my “Minute to Win It” inspired games it is also a super fun way to keep the kids (ok and the adults) entertained!!
I don’t know about your kids but my boys have a tendency to lose interest fast… I know most kids do too. We watched a movie with our homeschool book club last week and about half of the kids were up and wandering around mid-way through it! It doesn’t much matter what is going on, they get bored!
This time of year when the grown ups plan a party to watch their favorite team play the kids may be interested… for five minutes or so, but they quickly look for something else to do. So, I came up with this super fun game full of fun challenges!!
If you’ve ever seen the show “Minute to Win it” you’ll be familiar with the concept of games and challenges with a time limit of only 60 seconds! I’ve been inspired by that idea, added a little more fun, and created mini games all to be played with your favorite Goldfish crackers! Who says you shouldn’t play with your food?? I think you should play and snack at the same time!!
I’ll recommend here heading to your local Target to stock up on Goldfish crackers! You’ll want to buy in bulk! The 30 oz. package for sure! First load up the 10% off Cartwheel offer then head out and buy a bunch!! (While you’re in a Goldfish crackers kind of mood head over and check out the Goldfish Tales Animation Xperience for a chance to win $5000 with your child!)
I’ve created three printables for you – a Fortune teller, a score sheet, and an instruction & scoring sheet. Print these out ahead of time to have ready to go.
Now just in case your middle school skills are a little rusty- here’s how to fold your fortune teller-
First cut it out in a square.
Now lay it face down and fold in all four corners.
Flip it over and then fold in all four corners again.
Fold it in half both ways to loosen it up a little and it’s ready to go!!
You’ll also need a few supplies!
– Goldfish crackers (we used the Xtra Cheddar Flavor Blasted Goldfish 30 oz. Carton)
– Drinking straws- 1 or 2 per player (we don’t want to share germs)
– A pair of adult size panty hoes
– Empty bowls
– Plastic spoons
– Empty plastic or paper cups
– Masking tape
Here’s how the game works. One player holds the fortune teller and the first to take a challenge picks their favorite flavor Goldfish cracker. The player holding the fortune teller spells out the flavor opening and closing the fortune teller with each letter. The the second player then picks a number and must take the challenge underneath it!
After the challenge is over, the player who just completed it gets to hold the fortune teller for the next player. Game play continues until each player has completed every challenge. You may not repeat a challenge! (If you have a big group you can limit that, have each player complete 3 challenges or whatever number works for you)
Keep score on the score sheet marking points awarded for each challenge number. For example, if the player picks challenge 5 make sure to record the score under the 5 column. Once all players have completed all the challenges you have a winner!
So what are the challenges?
1- Blown Away- The goal of this game is to blow as many Goldfish crackers across the finish as you can. Place a masking tape finish line 3-4 feet away from the edge of your table. The player then places a Goldfish cracker at the edge of the table and uses only a straw in their mouth to blow it across the finish line. Get as many crackers across the line as possible in 1 minute! – Score- 1 point per cracker
2- Find the Feet- The goal of this game is to retrieve 2 Goldfish crackers from the toes of a pair of panty hoes. The player is not allowed to touch the opposite hand or arm in any way. They have one minute to retrieve the crackers! – Score- 10 points for getting both crackers.
3- Goldfish® Cracker Toss- The goal of this game is to toss as many Goldfish crackers in a cup as you can in 1 minute. Place an empty cup on the floor or table, the player then stands 4 feet away and tosses crackers trying to get them into the cup. – Score- 1 point per cracker
4- Strong Straw- The goal of this challenge is to move Goldfish crackers from a bowl into a cup by suctioning them to the end of a straw. The player can only use the straw in their mouth, no hands! Move as many crackers as you can in 1 minute! – Score- 1 point per cracker
5- Chop Chop- For this game the player must move Goldfish crackers from one bowl to another using only one hand and a pair of chopsticks. Move as many crackers as possible in 1 minute! – Score- 1 point per cracker.
6- Spoon Scoop- Holding a spoon handle in their teeth the player uses it to scoop Goldfish crackers from one bowl to an empty one. The player must use only the spoon, no hands! Scoop as many crackers as you can in 1 minute. – Score – 1 point per cracker
7- Balancing Act- For this game the player will balance a Goldfish cracker on their nose for as long as they can! The timer starts after the player removes their hands. Then they see how long they can balance for up to 1 minute. – Score- 1 point per 5 seconds.
8- Stack Em’ Up- For this challenge the player must stack as many Goldfish crackers as possible onto one another. Crackers must be stacked in a single stack. Stack as many as you can in 1 minute! – Score- 1 point per cracker
The great thing about these games is you can tweak them depending on the ages and skills of your players! You can create your own “house rules” and really make them yours!!
So get going! Set up the fun, stock up on Goldfish crackers at Target and get ready for big fun during the big game!!