Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Skittles game

on our new facebook page, Annie left this idea just moments after I started up the page. I can tell the facebook page is going to be a great resource for ideas and information! Check it out!

Skittles game:
(As always, be sensitive to food allergies.
Fruity candy is usually safe, but always get approval from the primary presidency first!)





"We take a bag of Skittles and I draw names and the child comes to the front of the room. They close their eyes and put a skittle in their mouth and try to guess the color. If they get it right then the get to pick a song, but if it's wrong then it's my choice. It's a great way to review program songs, the kids love it, and it's super easy...hardly any planning involved. I always give each child 3 or 4 skittles after singing time so there's no fighting."

Some variations I thought of for reviewing ONE song:

  • You could use this like I use the magic potion game. Write out the words to a song on a dry-erase board using marker colors to match the colors of skittles you have. If they guess the correct color, you erase that color of a word. If they guess it wrong, you don't erase any words. You can switch this, depending on the tendency of your primary, i.e. they prefer to get them wrong so they don't have to erase any words. :)
  • The color of the skittle represents a certain phrase of a song. If they guess it right, they sing just that phrase. If they guess it wrong, you sing the entire song.
  • The colors represent different ways to sing the song, if guessed correctly. If guessed wrong, you just sing it normal.
  • Do you have any ideas? suggestions?
Love this idea, Annie! Thanks so much!

22 comments:

  1. this is a great idea and I can't wait to try it out

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  2. Never hesitate to hold out your hand; never hesitate to accept the outstretched hand of another...................................................................

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  3. Wow I can't thank you enough for your help!! I know your kids just love ya!!

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  4. What a great idea! I am also planning on using Skittles soon with my kids. But I'm going to use it in connection with the "Primary Hospital" idea I saw on the Crazy Chorister's blog. The Skittles will be put in a clear jar marked "vitamin S" (S for Singing, of course). These vitamins will help them be extra strong singers that day.

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  5. Awesome! I love this super easy idea- a lifesaver for me this week.
    I'd like to use the footsteps from last week, so I think I'll just take away one footstep for each correct taster. They are going to LOVE it!

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  6. Ten o'clock Saturday night and you save me once again!!! THANK YOU! I love this idea...going to use it tomorrow :)

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  7. This idea was perfect since I was on vacation all week and had little time to plan. The kids LOVED it! Sometimes the simplest plans work the best. Thank you.

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  8. 真正仁慈的人,會忘記他們做過的善行,他們全心投入現在的工作,過去的事已被遺忘。..................................................

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  9. 一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼.................................................................

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  10. I used this idea today with both Jr and Sr primaries. We did it like the 1st variation you listed. Since the Jr primary can't read, I just put the pages of my flipchart for the song on different colors of papers. When they guessed right, I removed that page of the flipchart. It was great! Thanks a lot!

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  11. 心中醒,口中說,紙上作,不從身上習過,皆無用也。..................................................

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  12. This is a super fun LDS Primary game idea! I love it -- thank you!

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  13. So, we've been playing a game similar to this in our primary! I thought about using Skittles...but as I watched one of the CTR 4's stick his hand down his pants and smell it...I figured it probably isn't the most sanitary thing to have multiple little hands digging around in uncovered candies. I decided to go with StarBursts instead.

    I purchased a bag of regular flavored and a bag of tropical flavors. There was some duplication in colors (both bags had a "yellow" and "red"), but it did give me about 7 colors to work with (yellow, red, light orange, orange, light pink, pink, and purple). I assigned each color a song or verse that we were having difficulty with. Then, the kids took turns blindly drawing a StarBurst out of a bowl. Whatever color candy they pulled out was the song we sang! The kids LOVED it!! It was great for reviewing the parts that we are having trouble with!! :)

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  14. Didn't find skittles at the dollar store, but I found Mike and Ikes. I bought several movie theater sized boxes (love the $1 store) and used it as motivation during singing time. Then during the program (about 2/3 through) when kids were getting restless, I held up a sign before saying "Sing so Mike and Ike (and everyone else) can hear you!" Worked like magic. I handed out baggies of cookies and Mike & Ikes after sacrament meeting. Thanks for the idea!

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  15. Thank you, I will try it out tomorrow!

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