It’s that last awkward week of the school holidays which really is a killer.
The kids are bored, you’re bored & you’ve both run out of things to do.
Everybody is getting on everybody else’s nerves.
It’s probably still raining too.
Well before you look into adoption, the white slave trade, or start Googling ‘cage prices’,try this:

The Stretchy Snake Game.

1)   Buy some gummy/jelly snakes.
2)   Download this chart.
3)   Print it.
[If you don’t have a printer, you could just bring the full picture up on the screen, but don’t blame me if you end up with a sticky monitor.]
4)   Stick the picture onto something solid like a piece of card.
It would probably be a good idea to laminate it, or cover it with some clear sticky back plastic. [I so could have been a Blue Peter presenter]
5)   Hold the tail of the snake on the starting line with your thumb, use you other thumb & index finger the pull the snake’s head as far up the chart as you can.
Simple but fun 😀
Your kids [& let’s be honest, you too] can now have hours of fun seeing who’s snake will stretch the furthest, without breaking.
Trust me, it’s an enormous amount of fun & at the end of the game you get to eat your snakes!
There aren’t many edible toys on the market.
I think this is a bit of an oversight really.
Have fun & play nice kiddies 🙂

About An Elephant's Child

Like the elephant's child I am filled with insatiable curiousity. I REALLY AM THE PERSON YOUR MOTHER WARNED YOU ABOUT.
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2 Responses to

  1. BRILLIANT idea – thank you.

  2. Reblogged this on scribblah and commented:
    Excellent idea for school holiday rainy day game for harrassed parents……….

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