SPIN-A-TOY - SETUP & DIRECTIONS
Supplies for Spin-A-Toy:
DIY Spinning Wheel with 8 – 15 Numbers -Or- (Spinner Wheel to buy below!)
Make This Game:
Well before your event, make your spinner (or purchase a spinner) and make your board to coordinate with your spinner. Let dry completely, and coat with clear shellac.
Set up your tables either end to end if you have 2 tables or in a "U" shape if you have three tables.
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.
Additional Hints & Tips:
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!