Instructions for the Five Green and Speckled
Make some "most delicious bugs" from juice can lids or
margarine container lids (see instructions below). If you're doing this at a party,
you can put the white paper on the lids the day before and let the guests decorate their
own game pieces!
You can just make 1 frog for
this game or if you're doing it with a large group, make 5 and position
them at different distances from the throwing line. Once you get a
bug in the first frog, you can throw for the next OR older people can
throw at the farther frogs while toddlers and preschoolers throw at the
- Divide the children into teams. Use bug color or number of dots
or paint numbers on the back of the lid to separate the teams.
- We had 4 lids per person that they could throw, but you can have as
many as you like (you can also share the lids so you don't have to make quite so many).
- Take turns tossing the lids (bugs) like a frisby into the frog's
- The team or person that gets the most in wins!
- You can play multiple rounds, increasing the distance each time.
Instructions FOR LIDS
- Take a frozen juice can or margarine container lid.
- Glue on white paper (use lots of glue) and decorate the bug with
- To get the paper the right size, put the lid onto the paper and trace
the circle around (kids actually have quite a bit of fun doing this).
- Then cut it out and glue it on (or decorate it with markers first and
then glue it on)
- Paint the juice can lids with acrylic paints (older children).
Don't use tempra paints as these will scratch off too easily. Don't get acrylic
paint on your clothes. It won't come out. If you do get it on your clothes,
wash it while it's still wet (and keep your fingers crossed!)