This game requires 25 pieces of paper (circles preferred), or kids 16 for younger.
To set up, spread out all pieces in a 5 x 5 or 4 x 4 square. Grid the “Minefield” code on a scrap piece of paper, and make a line connecting any order of dots going only sideways or forward, but not backward. Do not show or tell the players the pattern.
Let each child take turns trying to correctly cross the field. They cannot go backward. If they step on a dot in the code, let them continue. If the paper they step on is not correct, say “Boom!” and put them at the end of the line. Whoever reaches the end first wins. Create a new pattern for each round.
written by Kim’s daughter, (anonymous), 11