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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Game #53: "Peanut Butter Ping Pong Paddle Pick-Up!"

- 2 Ping Pong Paddles (or similar game paddles)
- 2 Packages of Ping Pong Balls (8-12 balls)
- Small Jar of Peanut Butter
- String
- Duct Tape
- Optional: paper, drop cloth, or floor covering

Set Up:
Cut 2 pieces of string long enough to reach from a person's mouth almost to the floor.  Duct tape or tie the string to the paddles.  Spread a good amount of peanut butter evenly and completely on one side of each paddle.  If you have a drop cloth or floor covering spread that out creating a playing area. I would suggest this to lessen your the mess and clean up later of peanut butter on the floor? In your small "playing area" dump out your ping pong balls and spread them out a bit.

Game Play/Rules:
Call up or assign to 2 players to play.  Have them come up and explain the rules.  Players will place string opposite of the paddle in their mouths holding it with their teeth allowing the paddle to hang down and swing. On "Go!" they will be given 60 seconds to "pick up" as many ping pong balls with their paddle covered in peanut butter...NO HANDS ALLOWED!  The person with the most ping pong balls stuck to their paddle wins!

* Easter Hint/Help:
 With Easter coming up this weekend, considering giving it an Easter time twist using plastic eggs or jelly beans instead of ping pong balls!

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