This is one of my favorite games! It is super easy to set up and loads of fun and giggles. And new to this blog, I even was able to put together a demo movie for your viewing enjoyment!
What You Need:
- 1 or 2 large bags of Peanut M&M’s depending on group size (not the extra large pictured above!)
- A big bowl for the M&M’s
- 2 dice
- Shake straws – like the kind you get from a fast food place
- 1 cup/little bowl for every player
- Something to roll the dice in or on (pie tin, box, plate, etc)
Using the straw suck as many M&M’s from the bowl as possible before the player to your left rolls a double. Once all the M&M’s are gone from the big bowl, the player with the most M&M’s wins.
- No touching the bowl other than to place it in front of yourself (i.e. don’t have one hand on the bowl while trying to suck up the M&M’s).
- You must roll a double to pass the pie tin on and snag the M&M bowl.
- The only way to transfer the M&M’s from the bowl to your cup is with the straw by sucking. (NO HANDS!!!)
Step 1: Pour large bag of M&M’s into bowl. Peanut M&M’s have worked best thus far. Also, a large bag of M&M’s is more than enough. I bought a extra huge bag and it was WAY too many!
Step 2: Gather friends and/or family and have everyone sit in a large circle around the M&M bowl.
Step 3: Hand a straw and cup out to each player. Shake straws work the best for sucking.
Step 4: Pass the pie tin around with the 2 dice to the left. Each player rolls. The first player to get a double gets the M&M bowl.
Step 5: The person to the left of the “M&M Sucker” gets the die and keeps rolling until they roll a double. Once they roll a double, they get the bowl and the pie tin moves to the left.
Step 6: Keep repeating until all the M&M’s are gone!
Note: This game is more suited for older kids and adults. We let the little kids have their own “turn” at the end of the game.
Young Child Variation
Here is a fun and easier alternative for the younger children to have a turn at this game. It includes a video demonstration too! We discovered my kiddos (usually under 5) just didn’t have the lung capacity to suck hard enough for the larger straws and bigger candies…but we always let them try. So we have a non-candy variation for the younger kids that they loved.
See It In Action!:
This is not a fancy video, but if you are visual person, this will help! This video does not do the giggle and craziness that happens justice…
This post was originally posted in June 2011, we just freshened it up with a new pic and reworded the directions. If you would like to include this game idea with your roundup, please only use 1 pic and give a link back to this post for everyone to get the directions. Thank you so much!!!
*Top photo courtesy of the talented Bella Bean Photography (our very own Shannon!)
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