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Spring Carnival Game Idea - Crazy Caterpillar!


Easy to make using Craft Supplies & Plastic Buckets.



Kids toss "Caterpillar Eggs" to match bucket color.



Supplies for Crazy Caterpillar Game:

bullet point 9 Plastic Buckets (and weights for buckets if it is breezy) 
bullet pont 12 - 24 Sponge Balls to act as "Caterpillar Eggs"
bullet point 12 Large Pipe Cleaners to act as  Antennae and Legs
bullet point Poster Board, 4 Green Sheets, 1 Blue
bullet point 2 Large Googly Eyes
bullet point Clear, sticky Packing Tape
bullet point Small Baskets to hold 5 Sponge Balls each
bullet point Stand Behind Lines (plastic cones, sidewalk chalk or pool noodle cut in half)
bullet point Consolation, Medium and Top Prizes 


Make This Game:

Before your spring event, make this cute caterpillar - it took us about 20 minutes - it was so easy! 

Simply draw a large leaf design on your 3 green pieces of posterboard and cut out. Next, using the large side of a plastic bucket, trace a circle out of the blue poster board and make the face of your caterpillar. Next, using your packing tape, add the googly eyes to your circle as shown and tape to your bucket.

Your next step is to form your antenna by twisting two large pipe cleaners together at the base and curl the ends. Using strong tape, attach the antenna to the inside of your bucket.

Finally, we used the bucket handles to hold our caterpillar's legs in place which were 1 matching colored large pipe cleaner bent as shown in our pictures.

Game Setup:

Simply lay out your leaves and add your caterpillar segments on top (we places them in rainbow order, but you can lay yours out however you wish) - nothing to it!

Place your Foam Balls "Caterpillar Eggs" in small baskets - 1 of each color which is 5 foam balls per basket!

Set out your Stand Behind Lines. Note: 


How to Play this Easy Spring Carnival Game:

Children are handed 5 Caterpillar Eggs (sponge balls) in a small basket - one of each color.

The object of the game is to land each one of the balls in a matching color bucket to get a point. 

One way to pass out winnings:

0 - 1 Eggs in Matching Buckets = a consolation prize
2 - 3 Eggs in Matching Buckets = a middle prize
4 Eggs in Matching Buckets= a nicer middle
5 Eggs in Matching Buckets= a top prize

Additional Hints & Tips:

Of course, this can easily be setup and played inside in a school hallway or gym too! 

Note: On a really breezy day, this game could be frustrating to play outside as the foam balls will be hard to toss. Feel free to move your Crazy Caterpillar inside if you are having trouble with wind gusts!

This is a fantastic game for School Spring Carnivals and Easter Egg Hunts too! We love that the buckets stack for storage and of course, the large leaves store flat. This simple DIY game can be used for years to come! 



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