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Easter Activities

Jelly Bean Game

Are you tired of hunting Easter eggs? Have you bitten the head off each and every chocolate bunny? Then it's time for ... the Jelly Bean Game!

What You'll Need:

3 empty egg cartons



Clear tape

Red, yellow, and green jelly beans

Masking tape

Plastic spoon

Cork or bottle cap

Cut the top and flaps off 3 egg cartons, and tape the bottoms side-to-side so you have a 6x6 array of egg cups. Put one jelly bean in each egg cup.

Mark a starting line on the table with a piece of masking tape. Place a plastic spoon on the table, with the bowl side touching the starting line, facing the egg carton.

Put the cork or bottle cap on the straight end of the spoon, then press quickly and firmly down on the spoon bowl to flip the bottle cap into the carton. If it lands in an egg cup, you get to keep the jelly bean from that cup and take another turn. When you miss a cup, your turn is over.

When all of the jelly beans have been won, count them up and see who has the most points. Red jelly beans are worth 10 points, yellow jelly beans are worth 5 points, and green jelly beans are worth 1 point. Remember, if you eat the jelly beans before the game is over, you lose the points!

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