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Burning toes

Time: approx. 5 - 10 min.
Recommended age: from 8
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: none
Material: Candles, matches

Game description

It goes without saying, this is a game suited for older children. Kindergarten children should never play with burning candles. Especially not when their own toes are involved. The first candidate gets a thin candle between the toes which is lit up by the team leader. Now the objective is to light up every other candle. You best use small tea lights for this game because they do not fall over. Place them one next to the other so that it is fairly easy to light them all up. However, make sure the distance from candle to candle is sufficient, so no one gets burned toes.


If you want to expand the game, you can put a note with a small price under one or more candles. If the child manages to light this particular candle, it will, for example, get a small piece of chocolate. Of course, the children are not supposed to know what the note contains.


The winner is who managed to light up the most candles.

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