Crack the Cracker Camping Game
|Required:||broomstick or long pole.|
one long thread for each team
5 or 6 saltine crackers for each team
|Preparation:||Tie a cracker to the end of a string by threading the thread through a hole in the cracker and tieing it.|
Tie another cracker to the thread about 6 inches above the first.
Repeat for all crackers and then tie the thread to the broom.
|Notes:||This is a fun competition that takes just a minute or two but makes a big mess.|
|Instructions:||Call up a volunteer for each team. The rest of each team will be cheering on their camper. |
Have two unbiased volunteers hold up the broomstick so the shortest camper will be able to reach the highest cracker with his mouth.
Have the campers line up behind the broomstick, facing the audience. Have one camper lined up behind each string of crackers. Have each camper clasp his hands behind his back.
Objective: Using only your mouth, be the first camper to crack all your crackers off the string. You don't have to eat them, but the string needs to be completely clean.
Alternative: Have each camper run up and crack one cracker on his team's string, then return and tag the next camper. This gets more campers involved rather than watching.