Lifesaver Toothpick Game

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Toothpicks are the only tools in this game! Pass the lifesaver from one player to the next to win!

Number of participants: 5+
For: For kids under 12 years
Intensity level: Medium
Preparations: none
Equipment: Lifesaver Candy, Toothpicks

To begin, divide children into 2 even teams and line up all the children standing up. Provide each player with one toothpick to hold in their mouth, with the end of the toothpick sticking out. The first player in the line is given a lifesaver candy to hold with their toothpick.  That player will slide the lifesaver onto the toothpick they are holding with their mouth.  On the word “Go!”, players begin to transfer the lifesaver from toothpick to toothpick without using their hands. If the lifesaver drops, players must start at the first player again.  The first team to successfully get the lifesaver transfered down the entire team to the very last player wins the race!

*An alternate version for younger children is also available.  Instead of using lifesavers and toothpicks, younger children can use a twisted pretzel and straws.

*Awards or prizes can be handed out all participants or winning teams.

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