Catching treats in your mouth is always a fun challenge, and a variety of foods or candies can be used to highlight any theme you choose. Try mini marshmallows for a snowflake catch, or goldfish crackers for a kitty cat challenge. Supervision is required for this game, and small children should not attempt catching items in their mouths.
AgeSchool-age, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Number of Players2, 3 to 4, 5 to 10, 10 to 20
Team DivisionBuddy up (pairs of two)
CompetitivenessEither/or (can be played either way)
DifficultyEasy peasy (fun and simple)
Indoor or OutdoorEither
Space NeededSmall (a clearable open space the size of a 1-car garage), Medium (a clearable open space the size of a 2-car garage)
Mess FactorDustpan, please
Prep Time5 - 10 minutes
Game Time Length5 - 15 minutes
1. Prepare small bowls or bags of treats ahead of time, one for every pair of kids.
2. Divide the group into pairs.
3. All pairs should spread out amongst each other, so that they have room to throw and catch treats without disturbing nearby pairs.
4. The partners should then stand about 2-3 feet apart, facing each other. Call one player "A" and one player "B".
5. Hand each pair a bag of treats.
How to Play
1. On "Go", "A" gently tosses a piece of food to "B".
2. "B" does their best to catch the piece of food in their mouth.
3. The pairs go back and forth throwing food in each others mouths to collect points (If you're playing for points.) Otherwise, the pairs can just keep having fun without worrying about who does and doesn't catch the food.
4. If you playing for points, the pair with the most points wins!
1. You can make this game more challenging by spreading the pairs farther and farther apart after every few throws.
2. You can also assign a point monitor to keep track of each pairs points.
3. You can eliminate pairs that do not successfully complete a toss. Eventually you will have a challenge between the last few pairs.
4. There are many different types of food you can use. With each type, you can change the name of the game:
"Catching Snowflakes on your tongue"-with mini marshmallows
"Popping popcorn"- with popcorn
"Kitty Cat Challenge" - with goldfish crackers
"Teddy Bear's Picnic - with teddy grahams
1. Make sure players toss the treats lightly. An underhand toss works best.
2. Encourage kids to toss the treats in an arc as opposed to directly at their partner.