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Shamrock Hop

This is a fun, active game for four or more players. Play it on a carpeted floor to prevent slips and falls.

Materials

  • Scissors
  • One sheet of green construction paper per player
  • Tape or string

Directions

  1. Cut one large shamrock shape from each sheet of paper.
  2. Mark a start and finish line with tape or string.
  3. Have players form pairs. One player in each pair stands at the starting line.
  4. Place one shamrock shape in front of each player at the starting line.
  5. Give another shamrock to the player in each pair who's not at the starting line.
  6. At your signal, each player at the starting line hops with her feet together onto the shamrock in front of her.
  7. The player's partner then places the other shamrock in front of the hopping player.
  8. The hopping player then hops onto the second shamrock while her partner moves the other shamrock in front of her.
  9. Players continue moving shamrocks and hopping onto them in this way until one pair moves both of its shamrocks across the finish line.

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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.


August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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