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Wild-Snakes Sidewalk Game

Only two playing pieces needed!

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It's easy to play this sidewalk game, as you only need a pebble and piece of chalk!
Wild Snakes Sidewalk Game
What You’ll Need
  • Chalk
  • One pebble per player
What to Do
  1. Use chalk to draw seven circles in a zigzag line. In the middle of each circle write a number from 1 to 7.
  2. Draw a starting line near circle 1.  
To Play
  • Each player puts a small stone behind the start line and takes a turn flicking the stone into circle 1.
  • After a player lands in circle 1, the player tries to reach circle 2 on the next turn, then circle 3, and so on.
  • Players continue taking turns, going up to 7 and then back down to 1.
  • Once a player goes up to 7 and back to 1, the player becomes a “wild snake.” Wild snakes try to hit other players’ stones and knock those players out of the game. However, if a wild snake lands in a circle, that player is out of the game.      
  • The winner is the last wild snake remaining.
Extend the Fun

Younger kids: Seven circles can be a lot. Start with three or five circles instead. Count backward and forward to three or five several times. 

Older kids: Change how the circles are spaced out. Try putting a few together and a few far apart. How does the spacing change the way you flick your stone? Do you use more pressure or less pressure to get the stone to a closer circle? From the start line, what’s the farthest circle you can flick your stone to? What could help you get it beyond that point?