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Raindrop Toss Game

You can play indoors or out

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Stuck indoors on a drizzly day? Here’s a game the kids can make in minutes and play for hours—in a hallway, TV room, or your empty garage. The raindrop toss is simple enough for younger kids, but still challenging for older competitors, who may want to keep score. No special equipment needed: The “raindrops” are rice-filled sandwich bags and the “puddles” are paper plates. On a sunny day, play on the lawn or in the driveway. It’s also great fun for birthday parties!
Raindrop Toss Game
What You’ll Need
  • Uncooked rice
  • Sandwich bags
  • Blue tissue paper
  • Paper plates
  • Rubber bands
  • Self-adhesive wiggle eyes (optional)
  • Chenille sticks
  • Blue crayon, paint, or marker
What You'll Do

The Raindrops

  1. For each raindrop, place 2 or 3 tablespoons of uncooked rice into one corner of a sandwich bag, and wrap a rubber band at top to secure tightly. Repeat until you have a dozen bags or more, depending on the number of players.
  2. Wrap each bag of rice in two layers of blue tissue paper and secure with another rubber band.
  3. Add wiggle eyes to each raindrop, or draw eyes on with a marker. Add a chenille-stick smile.

The Puddles

  1. Color each paper plate with blue crayon, paint, or marker to look like puddles.
  2. If keeping score, write a number on each plate.
To Play

Lay the puddle plates on the floor. Stand back and toss your raindrops into the puddles. If keeping score, record the points where your raindrop lands. For more of a challenge, increase the distance between the plates and how far back you stand.

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