In This Issue:
- Skittles Watch the Rainbow
- Skittles Game
Skittles – Watch the Rainbow
I can remember back to the days I taught summer fun school back in the 90’s. It was a daycare for preschoolers. As an incentive, I kept a jar of skittles packed to the brim on my desk. What was so amazing, is that I may have taxed that jar more than I ever gave the kids. The Skittles were so much fun, and extremely tasty. YUM
I never really thought of them as art though. After seeing this video, I can’t wait to give it a try.
Since you have all those Skittles, we might as well play a fun game with them. We rarely have them around anymore because of their extreme red dye 40 levels. I found this game at hopefulhomemaker
Here’s her instructions:
Each person will need two small cups, a straw, and enough Skittles candies to fill one of the cups. Leave the second cup empty. The cups I used are little condiment size cups like you find at restaurants. I bought a huge box of them years ago at Costco and we still haven’t run out! They measure about 2 inches across and are only about an inch deep, so they’re quite small. If you can’t find something like it you could use little ice cream cups, nut cups, or even sturdy cupcake liners might work. You should have at least 20-25 candies in the cup so the players are less likely to run out mid-game. I bought two 14 ounce bags of candy for a group of 12 girls and had about 2/3 of one bag left after the game. I think you could safely plan on one 14 ounce bag per every 10 players.
The goal of the game is to see how many skittles you can move to the empty cup using your straw in 30 seconds. Someone needs to be the timer who calls out go and stop. When you’re done everyone gets to eat their candy (another good reason to keep the cups small).