|

Hot Potato


This game is best played with five or more players.

Materials

  • Potato

Directions

  1. Have the players sit cross-legged in a circle.
  2. One player sits in the middle of the circle; this player is the leprechaun.
  3. The leprechaun starts the game by throwing a potato to one of the players in the circle.
  4. The leprechaun then closes her eyes and keeps them closed while the potato is passed among the players in the circle.
  5. After the potato has been passed for a while, the leprechaun shouts, "Shamrock!" and opens her eyes.
  6. The player holding the potato at that moment leaves the circle and is out of the game.
  7. Play continues until only one player is left in the circle.
  8. That player is the winner and gets to be the leprechaun for the next game.
  9. Keep playing until each player has had a turn as the leprechaun.

|

Copyright © 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


highlights

Bug Off! 6 Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Which bug bites are dangerous? Learn about 6 diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes, the signs and symptoms, and treatment options if someone in your family gets infected.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, brought to you by Galactic Hot Dogs.

Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
Looking for some fun outdoor games for your Fourth of July party or barbecue? Check out these awesome group games, from sack races to cornhole, to make your backyard a kid-friendly party spot!

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks