Simple and fun, children of all ages enjoy guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar!
For: For kids and youths under 16
Intensity level: Low
Preparations: Count the jelly beans (or other candy).
Equipment: Jar, Jelly Beans
Begin by purchasing and counting out the number of jelly beans that will be used in this contest. After counting, pour the jelly beans into a clear jar or container. Place the jar full of jelly beans in the center of a table or on the counter. Allow each child a chance to hold the jar and to guess the number of jelly beans that they think may be inside. Write down each child’s guess and when all children have had a chance, announce the actual total. The child who chose the number closest to the total wins the contest and is awarded the jar of jelly beans.
*Can be played with other candies: M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, Gummy Bears, etc…
*Can also be played with non-food items: buttons, little rubber bouncy balls, marbles, etc… For party themes, the jar can contain items pertaining to the theme: pirate gold for pirate parties, candied Easter eggs for an Easter party, and more.