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Numbered Peanut Toss Game

How to Make a Simple Party Game


Write numbers on 5 or 6 coffee cans and then use them to play this fun game. Peanuts can be a choking hazard for younger kids so watch them carefully. If you have a child who is allergic to peanuts, you can use small wrapped candies instead.

Materials Needed:

  • Coffee Cans or cans the same size
  • Duct or Masking Tape
  • Paper
  • Crayons or Marker
  • Peanuts

Make sure the metal rim of the cans do not have jagged edges or cover the edges with tape. Cover the cans with paper and write the numerals 1 through 5 (or however many cans you have) on the front of each can. You can also draw the corresponding number of peanut shapes on each can.

To play the game, each participant stands in the same spot and tries to toss the correct number of peanuts in each can. For example, they should throw one peanut into the can with the number one written on it, throw two peanuts into the can with the number 2 written on it, and so on.

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