DLTK's Crafts for Kids
- Use pineapples, coconuts, guava, or mango (oh heck,
you can use oranges if you get desperate... we're going for fun here, not
authenticity... just write PINEAPPLE on your orange with a black marker
*grin*). You can use real fruit or plastic fruit (or make bean bag
fruit out of pieces of felt).
- The age groups can compete with each other (mommy and
daddy can compete with their 2 yr old), just make each does the activity
appropriate for their age to even things a bit (though the 2 yr old may
just stop and stare in amazement when they see how goofy mommy and daddy
- AGE 5+ Basically team members have to run to the end,
holding the pineapple between them (without hands) ... stomach to stomach
or hip to hip. If they drop it, you can allow hands to be used to
reposition it. If you find the pineapple too heavy for the kids, use a
mango, papaya or guava instead.
- AGE 3-4: Same idea, but don't team the kids up.
Let each carry their own fruit, but in an odd way ... between their knees
(hard), behind their back (medium), with one hand (easy). Younger,
less athletic kids should get an easier way of carrying.
- AGE walking to 3: Just let the youngest ones get
to the end carrying their fruit. You'd be amazed how tough it is for
them to concentrate on running and carrying simultaneously.
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