Tired of hunting Easter eggs? Bitten the head off each and every chocolate bunny? Then it's time for ... the Jelly Bean Game!
What You'll Need:
3 foam egg cartons
Red, yellow, and green jelly beans
2 plastic spoons
Wash and dry the egg cartons and the bottle cap. Cut the tops and flaps off the egg cartons. Tape the egg cartons together, side by side the long way. When finished, you should have egg cups that are 6 rows across and 6 rows deep. Put a jelly bean in each egg cup -- mix the colors randomly. Mark a starting line on the table with tape -- about 2 feet away.
Holding the bottom of the spoon with your right hand on the table (left, if you are left-handed), put the bottle cap into the bowl of the spoon and press down. Try to flip the bottle cap into an egg cup. If it lands in an egg cup, you get to keep the jelly bean from that cup. Red jelly beans are worth 10 points, yellow jelly beans are worth 5 points, and green jelly beans are worth 1 point.
When all the jelly beans have been won, count them up, and see who has the most points. If you eat the jelly beans before the game is over, you lose the points!
For another fun project with jelly beans, make a cute Bunny Box. Learn how on the next page.