Candy Toss

Catching treats in your mouth
choice of small soft candy or food (mini marshmallows, popcorn, goldfish crakers, teddy grahams, etc)
little bags or bowls to divide up treats

1. Prepare small bowls or bags of treats ahead of time, one for every pair of kids.
2. Divide the group into pairs.
3. All pairs should spread out amongst each other, so that they have room to throw and catch treats without disturbing nearby pairs.
4. The partners should then stand about 2-3 feet apart, facing each other. Call one player "A" and one player "B".
5. Hand each pair a bag of treats.

How to Play

1. On "Go", "A" gently tosses a piece of food to "B".
2. "B" does their best to catch the piece of food in their mouth.
3. The pairs go back and forth throwing food in each others mouths to collect points (If you're playing for points.) Otherwise, the pairs can just keep having fun without worrying about who does and doesn't catch the food.
4. If you playing for points, the pair with the most points wins!


1. You can make this game more challenging by spreading the pairs farther and farther apart after every few throws.
2. You can also assign a point monitor to keep track of each pairs points.
3. You can eliminate pairs that do not successfully complete a toss. Eventually you will have a challenge between the last few pairs.
4. There are many different types of food you can use. With each type, you can change the name of the game:
"Catching Snowflakes on your tongue"-with mini marshmallows
"Popping popcorn"- with popcorn
"Kitty Cat Challenge" - with goldfish crackers
"Teddy Bear's Picnic - with teddy grahams


1. Make sure players toss the treats lightly. An underhand toss works best.
2. Encourage kids to toss the treats in an arc as opposed to directly at their partner.

Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Either/or (can be played either way)
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Mess Factor
Dustpan, please
Noise Level
Number of Players
3 to 4
5 to 10
10 to 20
Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
Team Division
Buddy up (pairs of two)