Want your kids to be happy like this?
Just add dice and M & Ms! Here’s how.
Materials: scissors, white card stock, markers, pack of M & Ms, dice
Cut the card stock in half. On one half, write the numbers 1-6 and assign an M & M color.
For #6, I originally meant the kids could add their choice of M & M to the rainbow, but with two kids staring down three bowls of M & Ms, I had to change it to Eat Your Choice of M & M.
On the other half of the card stock I traced a quarter a bunch of times into an arc to create a rainbow. There’s a printable version at the site where I found this idea, but I don’t have a printer at home, so I made do.
See those numbers and colors on my arc? Bad idea, I did that first, then started tracing, and obviously ran out of room. Use the separate card stock for that stuff.
Then I separated the M & Ms by color. That is when the kids started salivating.
Then the rules are simple. They roll one die and if they roll a one, they get to add a red to the rainbow arc, roll a two and they get to add an orange to the rainbow, etc. If they roll a six, they would eat one. If they rolled a number of a color that has already been filled on the rainbow, they got to eat one. I started cheating halfway through to make sure they weren’t going to eat more than we played!
The goal is to fill up the the rainbow arc with M & Ms, by rolling the dice.
Let’s just say that they BEG ME to play, at least once a day. So far I have been able to discourage them, but we’ll see what tomorrow brings!
Enjoy the rest of my 8 Days of Rainbow Crafts! Just two left!