Monday, November 5, 2012

The Twelve "Games" of Christmas (#1)

"A Bit Dicey"
We will be having Christmas in November with our extended family this year (the Snow Birds are getting ready to fly south)!  My mother-in-law asked me to come up with a few games in an attempt to get the men more involved in our festivities.  My thought was to keep the games short and sweet, with a lot of variety and a little friendly competition.  This led to a takeoff on some "Minute to Win It" ideas which I am calling:

The Twelve Games of Christmas 

We will draw a person's name from one bowl and the game that they will attempt from another bowl...

Game #1: A Bit Dicey

You need:
  • Six dice (We borrowed them from our Farkle game.)
  • Popsicle sticks (or wider Craft sticks for very young players)

The player has one minute to balance (stack) all six dice on a popsicle stick that is held in their mouth.  For younger kids, use a Craft stick and give them fewer dice.  Remember to bring extra popsicle sticks because other people will want to try this, too!

Stay tuned for Game #2!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds super fun....and probably deceptively easy! We are going to a friend's house for Thanksgiving this year and I am supposed to come up with a few activities. Yes, sister, I will be blatantly stealing your ideas! ;)