I was talking with a friend of mine and she was saying how she wanted to start planning some fun activities to do with the kids once a week. Not anything that costs a lot of money, but ones that the kids would remember. I know as an adult I don’t remember all the things and toys I had, what I remember is experiences and that is what I want to do for my kids as well. Since I took away my kids toys, they have been doing so much better as using their imaginations to play and able to play with each other more. My friend and I brainstormed a lot of ideas so each week, we will show you what we did and how you can recreate it at your house. First up is the Shower Cap Toss.
What You Need:
Colored Marshmallows or colored cereal
How to Play:
Give each kid(and you if you want to play) a shower cap to put on their heads. I found some at a grocery store in a three pack.
Take a good scoop of the cool whip and smoosh it around on the top of the shower cap. My friend had tried can whip cream and it was just too soft. To keep it an edible game I thought we should go with cool whip since it is thicker. I guess you could also use shaving cream, but the cool whip was pretty cheap in the store bought brand.
Give each kid a cup of colored marshmallow or colored cereal. Have them stand a few feet a part then they can toss the marshmallows to the other players and see if they can make them stick to their shower caps.
If you are going to play the game with more than one player then you could separate out the colors of marshmallow or cereal so that each person has their own color and you can see who got the most on the other players head. My kids cheated a bit and stood really close to each other to put the marshmallows on. Little Miss wasn’t in a throwing kind of mood.. haha They both really had fun with it and in the end dumped the marshmallows on their own heads. After they finished playing, I let them have a food fight with the rest of the cool whip. They liked making a huge mess and I loved that they just laughed and laughed and laughed.
It was a bit cold outside so they didn’t exactly like the hose down afterward, but I definitely don’t suggest doing this inside unless you put a tarp or something down to catch the mess. It was simple easy fun that the kids loved and didn’t cost me but about $5!!
Next Cheap Family Fun: Make Your Own Instruments 🙂 Show me pictures when you recreate your own Shower Cap Toss game!