Here is another fun idea to share with your sisters on the subject of strengthening families. I just put together a little family home evening kit that includes the “popcorn parable” and some game ideas for a popcorn olympics which include the following:
popcorn mouth toss
popcorn straw blow
popcorn cup drop
popcorn distance throw
Don’t Eat Popcorn Pete game
I’ll put all the items pictured above in a bag along with a couple bags of microwave popcorn, and have a great FHE kit to share with my sisters!
You can download the popcorn booklet here
and the Don’t Eat Pete game here
Have fun with this! I know my family is looking forward to our own popcorn olympics next Monday.
very cool, what a darling idea…gotta love it 🙂
I love it! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! They are great motivation to share the wonderful messages with my sisters!
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sooo cute!! I'm definitely going to be doing this with my family! You're so creative!
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This is so cute! You put a lot of work into your Visiting Teaching, and make it so easy for the rest of us!
OH so cute!
Thanks for sharing such a CUTE idea!
Thank you for your awesome ideas!!!!
You are SO creative! Thanks for all your fantastic ideas!
I'm confused about the Don't Eat Pete game. Is it a board game with dice?
Don’t eat Pete is a game where you put a small treat (in this case, popcorn) on each picture, then you have one person leave the room while everyone else chooses which (animal) is Pete. When the other person returns, they start eating the pieces of popcorn off the pictures. Just as they start to pick up the piece on “Pete” everyone yells, “Don’t Eat Pete!” Then it is someone else’s turn. It is a fun game (my kids love it)! We often use Bingo boards to play it.
I’m confused too! What pictures do we put the popcorn on? Is there a special game board?
Sarah – the directions for the game are in the popcorn packet, but what you do is place a piece of popcorn, cereal or candy on each space, then have someone leave the room, everyone else chooses an animal, then have him/her return and eat off the spaces until selecting the previously appointed animal. Then everyone yells, "Don't Eat Pete!" Repeat.
I had a wonderful FHE with my husband using this kit! 🙂 and I was able to share this to other members too. We shared thoughts that this is so good! 🙂 Thank you so much sister! You're truly an inspiration!
I just love all of your wonderfully creative ideas. I cannot wait to share this with my family as well as with the sisters in my ward. I do have a silly question on how you connected the papers. I noticed you connected them with an eyelet and it looks like they can move (like it is hinged). How do you do that? I have asked several people at the craft stores and they don't know what I am talking about. Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas.
I would love to see more of this type of idea,(Family Home Evening Kits) would you mind sharing where you got this one? And do you know of any others? Thanks for all the hard work you. Your blog is my go-to resource every month for VT & since I found you, I have not missed a single month!
Natalie – You are right – I used a silver eyelet shaped like a star to connect my pages. To use an eyelet, just punch a hole the same size as the eyelet hole, insert the eyelet and use a crimping tool or a hammer on the back side to flatten the prongs.
Tyler and Jessica – I originally saw this idea on a site like Sugardoodle or Jennysmith.net – but it was years ago, and I can't remember details, so I used some ideas I remembered, and came up with a couple new ones, too. A lot of these VT ideas work great as Family Home Evenings, too!
Thank you for this great FHE kit! I am using it for September and I know my sisters and their families will love it.
This is so fun! My 2 yr old and 9 yr old will love this…and I know others will enjoy the games as I share it with my VT sisters.
I can’t seem to link to you pop corn book. Is something wrong with the link?
Kristin – it worked for me. Have you tried using a different browser to download the file?
This is such a fun idea! I am SO going to use this for my VT families!
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For some reason it wont let me download either game or instruction:( would you mind emailing the links to me? LOVE THE IDEA… (email@example.com)
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I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have found this. My deceased father is the author of the Parable of the Popcorn (William James Mortimer) and I’m so excited to have a family night/gift to pass on to everyone. Thank you!
Judy, I’m so pleased this was especially meaningful to you and your family!
i wasn’t able to get this adorable printout to print in color…any idea what I am doing wrong??
Thank you for this! I’ll be using it for my Achievement Days girls 🙂
What lessen goes with that popcorn idea for Family Home Evening?
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