Games don’t have to be too complicated! Here are two simple games we’ve enjoyed using clothes pegs.
1. Collect a Peg
To collect five pegs of the same colour.
How to play:
You need as many different colours of peg as there are players. For example, if you have three players, you need red pegs, green pegs and yellow pegs.
Put five pegs of each colour into a bag and mix them up. So with three players, there will be 15 pegs altogether.
Without looking, each player draws five pegs out of the bag. They secretly decide what colour they want to collect.
Simultaneously, each player passes a peg they don’t want to the person on the left.
Repeat until someone wins with five pegs of the same colour.
Players can hide their pegs, or lay them out visibly, depending on the age of the children. Use more pegs for a longer game.
2. Clothes Peg Chase
To get rid of all your pegs by attaching them to someone else.
How to Play:
Each child starts with 10 pegs clipped onto their clothes. On the count of three, the children chase each other and try to clip their own pegs onto someone else’s clothes. After three minutes, stop the game and see who has the least number of pegs attached to them. Announce them the winner!
Works best with several children, and in a confined space.