Try These Games

If you have a Marshmallow Launcher game you would like to share with us please feel free to do so.  There are lots of things in a hospital room that could become part of the game.  Think of how you can make a game using your medicine cups, or emesis basin, or trash can.  There are lots of possibilities (you could even use your pesky little brother)!

Far, Far Away

A Distance Contest

You need a Marshmallow Launcher, marshmallows, brightly colored spacers, like a colored cards or pictures you can fold in half, and a long space, like a big room or a hall.

Stand at one end of the hall with your Launcher and 6 marshmallows.

Shoot a marshmallow as far as you can.

Get someone to place your folded card on the spot where your marshmallow hit the ground.

Now try to shoot the next one even farther and put a spacer to mark where it lands.

When you have  6 markers on the ground, walk to the farthest, counting your paces and write down that number.

Try it again and compare the two numbers. How did you do?

This is fun to do with someone else. You can mark her or his shots and that person can mark yours.

Make sure you use different colored markers so you know which ones are yours!

Remember: NEVER eat a marshmallow you’ve picked up off the floor.

Fast Draw

A speed contest!

You need a Marshmallow Launcher, marshmallows and a second timer.

Line up 10 marshmallows on the table.

Set your timer for 10 seconds and start shooting.

Write down the number of marshmallows you can shoot in 10 seconds.

Go around the room, pick up the marshmallows and put them in the trash.

Wash your hands.

Try again.

Go to 20 seconds and try again.

Target Practice

An Accuracy Game

You need a Marshmallow Launcher, marshmallows and two different sized boxes. (A Kleenex box and a boot box would be perfect.)

Cut the top out of the Kleenex box and take the lid off the boot box.

It’s more fun if you have a picture taped to the bottom of the box, so draw your own or cut out something from a magazine.

Set the two boxes side by side on a table with their open sides facing you.

Count out 10 marshmallows and put them beside you.

Stand, or sit, 8 feet from the targets.

Aim carefully and shoot the marshmallow at first one box, then the other.

Keep track of your hits.

Go around the room, pick up the marshmallows and put them in the trash.

Wash your hands.

Try again.

When you can do this fairly well, move the targets another two feet away and try again.

Remember: NEVER eat a marshmallow you’ve picked up off the floor.


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Bashful Pressure Cuff
Hospital Man
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