Here we are at the third installment of Mudpies and Sunshine’s world famous Valentine’s Egg Carton Craft Series. We painted the egg cartons in the first post; in the second we tested our brain power with the memory game and now we will be playing a game of chance (with many giggles) called the Lucky Dip Game.
Here’s how I set up the game:
- 12 different stickers x 2 (you could use laminated numbers in hearts, anything flat that can fit into one of the egg cavities)
- 12 envelopes and note paper to fit inside
- 12 felt balls (which happen to fit perfectly into the egg carton cavities)
Once I was all set up I invited the girls to sit on the rug and get started. There are no rules with how far away from the egg carton you need to be (however you may wish to shake things up a bit and have a throwing line).
HOW TO PLAY:
1. Sit down.
2. Choose a felt ball.
3. Throw the felt ball into any cavity in the egg carton.
4. Ascertain the sticker colour and style your felt ball landed on.
5. Find the matching sticker on one of the 12 envelopes.
6. Open the envelope, read the note and have fun. The notes are self-explanatory.
The one Zoe is reading says “Ring the Garden Bells“.
I wrote the activities for the envelopes and placed all the stickers on the envelopes and the egg carton in around 15 minutes. It is a simple game and it is SO FUN. The best part is you can tailor the activities/questions to suit the personality of your children.
The girls loved the game and we have played it multiple times already. When the game gets a bit ‘stale’ I will change the notes inside the envelopes. The beauty is the game can be adapted over and over again.
Now let me share some of the other notes inside the envelopes :
Time for a Tickle
Walk Around the Kitchen With Your Eyes Closed
Do a Crazy Dance for 60 Seconds
(Zoe added a crazy song as well, 2 for the price of 1)
Receive a Surprise Sweet Treat (both players benefit..and Mums)
I added a token educational question…
Do Ten Star Jumps
Stand on One Leg as Long as You Can
Give Everyone a Big Hug
I also had one called “Take Another Turn” which Zoe got and was thrilled with (go figure because, in hindsight, I am of the opinion that one is a bit boring!).
Ebony was lucky to get “Say the Peter Piper Tongue Twister 10 times as fast as You Can” and “Put a Toy Away” (she chose a book to place back on the shelf).
Does your family love playing games together? If you give this game a go I would love to hear about (or even see it if you are able to send a snapshot!).
For little ones I suggest using one word prompts for early readers or pictures of the activity the child needs to do for the pre-reader or toddler.
We’re not finished with the pink and red egg cartons yet! Oh no no no. There are more crafty ideas to come in this egg carton series and they will be coming to you soon! Just in time for you to play some lovely games and spend some quality time with your little cherubs this Valentine’s Day.
Have (lots of) fun!
Thanks so much for dropping by