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Shell game with buttons

Time: 15 min.
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: none
Material: Buttons, 3 cups

Game description

Most likely many people know this game already. However, this time, it is not about the own, hard earned money. It’s all about fun. What you need is three plastic cups upside down with each a button underneath. Make sure that the buttons all look differently. Next, the team leader swaps the cups around until they are well mixed up. Now every child gets one guess which button is hidden under which cup. Next, everybody draws the button he thinks is underneath the cups on the piece of paper. Then the buttons are revealed. Then the game continues. However, this time, it is the winner who can swap the cups. Swap them around as long until he thinks no one can remember anymore the buttons underneath. The appearance might be deceptive. Don’t underestimate how well some kids can observe and memorise details.


The winner are those children who accurately guessed. If there is no clear winner, then it is the one who comes closest to the correct answer.

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