Every once in a while, Josh and I watch the gameshow Minute To Win It - and it always cracks us up. So I got to thinking that maybe we could use some of those games at the seder to entertain the kids - the little ones and the big ones.
The first game is based on the Minute To Win It puzzle game - where a cereal box cover gets cut up into squares and the contestant has to reassemble the cereal box in less than a minute. It looks really easy but after making my own today - in the shape of a pyramid, in the spirit of Pesach, I can tell you, it's not that easy a puzzle to put back together.
Making it, on the other hand, was very easy. I used the larger size box of Froot Loops and opened the box all the way so it was totally flat. I cut off all the edges and folded parts and was left with two rectangles. I turned the rectangles into a horizontal position and cut each of them into the biggest triangle I could.
Then I drew lines, like a grid - I used a ruler and everything.
Then I cut along the grid lines and presto, the pieces to my puzzle. Not all the pieces are squares because this was a rectangle we were working with, but that's okay - it kind of makes the puzzle a little harder that way.
I made two puzzles, so two people can play at once. Just remember to store each one in its own envelope so the pieces don't get mixed up.
The next game is also about pyramids. It's the stacking cup game, where each contestant takes a stack of cups and has to build them into the shape of a pyramid, like the picture above.
Easy, right? The catch though is that you have to take them down, using only one hand, without knocking over any of the rest of them. Again, sounds easy, but not so much in under a minute.
Also not so easy after that third cup of wine. We shall see who can keep a steady hand so late into the night.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)