My maternal grandfather's name was Pete. Grandpa Pete. Actually, his name wasn't Pete. His last name was Peterson, and everyone, including us, called him Pete. It wasn't until years later, that we realized that Pete was not his first name. "You mean his name isn't Pete Peterson?" Nope. I still get a chuckle out of that.
Anyway, this game has nothing to do with my Grandpa Pete, but everything to do with the name "Pete". It's called "Don't eat Pete" and maybe some of you have heard of it before. We like to play it for our Family Home Evening, (one night a week we focus on the family, have a lesson, scriptures, songs, activities, and treats!) and last night, this is what we did. For those who don't have the time or focus to come up with a dessert, it incorporates an activity, and treat, all in one!
First off, have your kids draw some funny faces on a piece of paper, in grid format. Place a chocolate chip, or m&m, or any small tasty treat that you desire, on every picture. Have one person leave the room. When they are gone, decide on one picture to be "Pete". When that person comes back, he begins to pick the treat, one at a time, off of each picture. He can continue to eat the treats, until he picks the one that you have chosen to be "Pete". Then, before he can eat it, everyone yells "Don't eat Pete!" Game is over. Everyone laughs. The paper is re-fueled with your tasty morsels, and it's the next person's turn to try it. Here is what the kids drew last night.
If you aren't up for drawing, or simply like this next version better, my sister Sharon drew these funny faces last year, when she was at our house.
Have fun with it!