Well, Chocolate Tic-Tac-Toe was such a hit that older brother wanted me to find something chocolate for him to
eat play. And Chocolate Checkers was born!
1 bag Reese's Cup White Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures (you need 12 per game)
1 bag Reese's Cup Dark Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures (you need 12 per game)
Checker Board (check Goodwill, Dollar General, etc. if you don't already own one)
24 small circle stickers (color doesn't matter)
Get ready to play!
Add crowns to the 24 small circle stickers.
Add the stickers to the large part of each candy piece.
Set the game board with the candy checkers (no crowns should be showing).
Play checkers as usual.
When you reach crowndem, turn your piece over.
And have fun!
How to divy the chocolate: You get to keep (eat) any piece you jump. At the end of the game, winner keeps any chocolate left on the board! YUM.
12 Pieces of Chocolate Candy (2 different colors/kinds; 5 of each color); extra candy for winners!
*You could use Hershey Kisses hugs AND kisses to make it extra Valentiney.
Tic-Tac-Toe Board (dry erase board, paper, chalk board, the possiblities are endless!)
Play the game. Three in a row wins.
Most importantly, have fun!
When the game is over, the winner gets a piece of candy from the bag. The last round is the BONUS round! The winner gets to divy up the candy as she deems appropriate. So much fun!
Do your kids enjoy science experiments? Mine do. And we've done our fair share over the years. But I'm going to be honest and admit—I always dreaded explaining the behind-the-scenes science of the experiment. I would stumble, fumble, and bumble things up, and wonder if my children were really understanding the hows and whys.
That changed last week when we tried Amazing Science! We completed four engaging experiments: Matchstick Speedboat, Reversing an Image in Water, Floating Eggs, and Building a Motor.
The instructor on the DVD not only demonstrates the experiment, he also gives clear and comprehensive scientific explanations for the experiments (which makes me hip-hop-hooray happy!).
My boys watched both DVDs and each chose two experiments to try. Elijah made supply lists for each experiment. I added the necessary items to my grocery list, and purchased them.
On experiment day, the boys viewed the experiments again. After watching one, they would come to the dining room, find the supplies necessary, and complete the experiment.
Every experiment was a success. Yes, you read that right.
The majority of the items we used for our four experiments were household items (eggs, salt, pepper, dish soap, marker, paper, screw, battery, etc.) and I only had to purchase a few (wire and magnet).
The other experiments on the DVD seem to be pretty consistent–mostly household items with a few you'll need to outsource.
Yes. Really. Amazing. Last week Simon (my five-year-old) was playing with his magnet bin for the first time (just a box with a magnetic wand, ring magnets, and other things he's collected to put in there). He was showing me his tricks and instructed, "Mom, these two won't stick. They are negative-negative or positive-positive." I responded with a, "Oh, did daddy teach you that?" Simon shook his head no. I probed, "How did you know?" He exclaimed, "That science guy!" And then I knew it was Amazing Science.
Not really. I just wished there was a printable master supply list, so I made one. You can download it here.
The only other thing I wish is that there were more volumes of Amazing Science!
You can buy Amazing Science! Volume 1 for $19.95. You get two DVDs with 23 experiments.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Amazing Science Volume I in exchange for an honest review.