A large group game for all ages- perfect for Thanksgiving fun!
For two teams you will need 4 bowls and a set of chopsticks for each person playing the game. Collect 2 of several kinds of nuts that a squirrel might eat for Thanksgiving dinner- 2 shelled peanuts, 2 almonds, 2 acorns, and 2 unshelled walnuts.
Place 2 of the bowls at one end of the room and put one of each kind of nut in each bowl. Place the other 2 empty bowls directly across from them at the other end of the room.
Divide those that want to play into 2 equal teams. Give each person a set of chopsticks and line teams up in a row from the full bowl to the empty bowl.
On the word “go”, the person nearest the full bowl will pick up one of the nuts with their chopsticks, and will pass it down the line to the next person, also using chopsticks. Once they have passed the first nut they can pick up the second nut and begin passing it- the don’t need to wait for the first nut to get passed to the end.
Participants can not use their fingers. If they drop one of the nuts they must run it back to the starting bowl and begin passing it again.
The team that gets all four nuts to the empty bowl first wins!
NOTE: You can easily involve more players by adding more teams or repeating the game after the first 2 teams face off ending with the “championship” game.
You can usually purchase chopsticks from Oriental restaurants or from Amazon (100 sets for under $10.00- with prime shipping)