Creative Thinking Prompt: Candygories Art Game

Creative Thinking Prompt: Candygories Art Game

I love playing games. As a kid, I refused to read the game rules. Instead I tried to figure out how to play the game on my own. If the game eventually got too easy, I invented my own rules for more challenge. Today, I created Candygories, a combination of the game Scattergories and food art.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2-6 players, ages 5 and up

MATERIALS:

  • Gather together a mix of assorted candy, marshmallows, pretzels, chocolate chips, assorted cereals, and assorted different sized crackers. If you’d like, you can add other food.
  • a timer or something that can track 2 minutes
  • paper and pencils
  • a list of categories

HOW TO PLAY:

  • As a group, make a list of 15 categories such as zoo animals, ways to get to school, pets, things that grow, etc. Write categories on separate slips of paper and fold up. Put these slips into a hat or bowl.
  • Place the assorted food in the center of the circle where everyone can reach it.
  • Choose who will go first. The first player picks a category from the hat, reads it out loud and then starts the timer for two minutes (or if you want to extend the time, you can).
  • Each player will create an object from the chosen category using the food supply.
  • When time is up, write down what you think each player created. Then each player takes a turn with their guesses. A point is given for each correct guess to the player whose creation was guessed correctly.
  • Take turns by going around the circle. When it is the next player’s turn, s/he will select a new category from the hat.
  • The player who gets to 15 first wins.

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