DROP THE CLOTHESPINS IN THE BOTTLE
Age Level: 4 and up
Number of Players: 2 or more
What is Needed: bottle or jar (a wide-mouth jar is good for younger children), clothespins or other things to drop (candy, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, buttons)
Type of Game: competitive or noncompetitive
HOW TO PLAY
The children take turns seeing how many clothespins they can drop in the bottle. The rules are to hold the clothespin with a straight arm at shoulder height or with a bent arm at waist height (just make sure everyone does it the same way) and to stand straight (no one can bend over).
The child who drops the most clothespins in the bottle wins.
Let the children take turns dropping clothespins into the bottle until they tire of the game. Each child does his or her best each time and tries to beat his or her own record.