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Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

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Matchstick Tower
Make the tallest tower that can support a chocolate bar

matchstick tower holding chocolate bar Get your kids to make the tallest Matchstick Tower, that is stable and can support some weight. There is no running around for this game, so it is a good game to play as the last game just before sitting down to eat. The object of the game is to build the tallest Matchstick Tower using only sticky tape and matchsticks.
. . . Divide the group into pairs and give each pair about 25 matchsticks. If you have played the Matchbox Museum game, you will have loads of spare matches, so this game is a perfect way to use them up. The aim of the game is to build the tallest tower that will support a chocolate bar, so that the chocolate bar is not touching the ground. Choose your chocolate bar carefully, as heavier bars will present much more of a challenge, but then smaller bars are less of a prize. Use the same chocolate bar to test all the towers. The winning team gets to keep the chocolate bar as a prize to share.

15 minutes
This game should use about 15 minutes of your party time. Allowing about 10 minutes for making the Towers, then a few minutes to test them with the chocolate bar, this game will take up 1 of the 15 minute game slots in your Party Plan. matchstick tower holding chocolate bar Remind the children that the towers donít have to have a table at the top, they just have to support the bar off the ground. If you want, you can include the height of the bar in the measurement of the tower height. If you are going to do this, tell the players beforehand, so that they can take this into account.

The tallest towers built using a set number of pieces will be built with only three legs. For some reason many people start with four legs, so you may want to hint at this at the beginning, or let them work it out for themselves. Help younger children to get started and those who are not having much luck getting the first few matches stuck together. The best way to do this, is for you to make the top section as a triangle and tape it up so that a single match comes from each corner. Once this is done, most kids will be fine from then on making the legs and there will still be a strong element of competition in the game.


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Kids′ parties
Even with all the modern technology that our children have in the way of mobile phones and console games, the kids party still holds a special place as one of the key social events in a child's annual calendar. A special treat, a chance to invite more than just one or two friends round to your house or on an outing, an opportunity to do something a bit out of the ordinary and a way of confirming friendships as you decide who to invite and who not to are all the things that a party holds in store for the average kid.

matchbox museum party game booklet

Given they only come round once a year, you have a chance to think up something memorable, although this does not mean expensive. Getting some of your friends round to blow up a hundred or two hundred balloons, filling the house with them and then having the first game as a game to see how quickly the balloons can be burst, would not be expensive, but it certainly would be fun, and it's not something that your kid and his or her friends would forget in a hurry.

Practical, fun party planner

In this section you'll find an indispensable party planner and some original party games complete with special little party game booklets.
matchbox museum party game booklet

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