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Spin a Toy
Carnival Game Idea – Spin-A-Toy
Supplies for Spin-A-Toy Carnival Game:
Spinning Wheel with 8 – 15 Numbers (See our New Spinner Wheel Below!)
A Long Wooden Board painted with 8 - 15 numbered sections to correspond with your spinner(see photo above)
2 long tables – one as the Toy Table to display toys, one for the wooden number board
Assorted candies as consolation prizes (for safety – no hard candies)
A large variety of donated* or purchased toys worth about $3 - $5 dollars retail each*
How to play the Spin-A-Toy Carnival Game:
Children pay tickets (typically 4 - 6 tickets or what is equivalent to about $1.00 - $1.50) for a chance to be the winner of one toy from the toy table.
Children choose a number from the wooden board and stand in front of the number. Carnival volunteers put a piece of candy on the number the child has chosen to show the number is taken. After at least 6 children have chosen a number (10 or more for a larger board with 15 spaces), the carnival volunteer spins the wheel.
While the wheel is spinning, the volunteer encourages the children to cheer for their number. When the wheel comes to a complete stop, the winner is the child whose number matches the number on the wheel.
All children get to keep their consolation candy and the winner gets to choose a toy from the Spin-A-Toy Carnival Booth Winning Table.
Note: This carnival game is a favorite of children! When we visited a carnival at a neighboring school, the Spin-A-Toy Carnival Game had a line of children waiting to play! Many children would choose 2 numbers in hopes of increasing their chances to win. This school was charging $1.50 for each chance to win and up to 15 children could play at one time!
* One affluent school in our district sends home a note requesting each family to donate one toy for the Spin-A-Toy Carnival Game. If you feel like you have requested lots of help from each family in your school, you can also purchase wholesale carnival top prizes from our selection for about $1 each or less.
Supplies for Spin-a-Toy Carnival Booth
|Table Top Spinner||Dum Dum Candy||Multi Colored Porcipine Balls||Large Inflatable Crayons||Rainbow Jump Rope|