How to play the hot potato game
This hot potato game will keep kids active and also help them develop hand-eye coordination.
Stand or sit in a circle. First of all choose a leader. Have everyone else stand or sit in a circle, facing inward. The leader will start and stop the music.
Give one person in the circle a tennis ball. The ball will be the “hot potato.” You can also play with a small bean bag or an actual potato instead.
The leader now has to start the music. The person with the ball quickly tosses it to the person to their right. Continue tossing the ball quickly to the person on the right until the leader stops the music. The person holding the ball has the “hot potato,” and is out of the game. This first eliminated player can now switch places with the leader so that the leader can join in the game.
Keep playing until only one person is left in the game. The last person left without the “hot potato” is the winner.
The average American eats nearly 140 pounds of potatoes every year. Almost 17 pounds of those come from potato chips alone.
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