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Birthday Parties For Children

 

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

Location: inside

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).

COMPETITIVE VERSION

The child who drops the most clothespins in the bottle wins.

NONCOMPETITIVE VERSION

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.

Drop a Clothespin Illustration

 

Based on the book Birthday Parties for Children: How to Give Them, How to Survive Them.
Text © Jean Marzollo 1983-2014, Illustrations © Irene Trivas 1983-2014

 
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