Posted by: Michelle Mitton | July 23, 2008

The Flour Game

The Flour GameI found this game about seven years ago but I think its roots go much farther back because Andrew claims he played it when he was a child. It’s one we’ve brought out for family activities, kind of a low-tech version of Break the Ice.

Get a tall plastic container (one of those 1 quart freezer containers works well) and pack it full of all-purpose flour. Press the flour into the container so that it’s really blocked in there then put an plate over the top before inverting things and unmolding the flour tower.

Lay a large button on top of the flour tower then take turns slicing away at the tower with butter knives to see who will be the first person to make the button fall from the top. Though I didn’t read anything about it in the rules I found Andrew swears that the rule is that the person who drops the button has to pull it out of the pile of flour using only their teeth. Hmmmm . . .

With teeth or without it’s a fun game and easy to play over and over.

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Last Thursday when I got to San Francisco for BlogHer ’08 I met up with Janice and Susan from 5 Minutes for Mom and their video production crew. Want to see the results? They’ve posted a photo from the interview along with a teaser–I’ll be mentioning more about that tomorrow.

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