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Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game, Thanksgiving Version

Don’t Eat Pete was one of my favorite childhood games because not only was it fun, but it included getting to eat lots of candy.

What kid doesn’t love that?

Don't Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game, Thanksgiving Version
Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game, Thanksgiving Version

So, I decided to have my awesome cousin design us a Thanksgiving version of the classic game so that we can keep our kids, or grandkids, busy while we are in the kitchen slaving away over our Thanksgiving feasts.

I’m surprised whenever I talk about the Game “Don’t Eat Pete” how many people don’t actually know it exists or how to play it, so I thought that I would include some instructions with the free printable.

Instructions: How To Play Don't Eat Pete Game

Instructions: How To Play Don't Eat Pete Game

"Don't Eat Pete" is a family friendly game most suitable for ages 3-10. Print these instructions to keep with any version of the "Don't Eat Pete" game that you may find.

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Instructions

  1. Place one piece of candy (or non-sticky snack item) on each square of the game board.
  2. Send one player to another room, this person is "it"(they need to be out of sight and earshot).
  3. The rest of the players, pick one of the pictures on the game board to be "Pete".
  4. Have the player that is "it", come back (make sure to tell very small players that they need to not tell the person that is "it" which picture is "Pete").
  5. The person that is "it" picks up one piece of candy, from the game board, at a time. If the candy is not on "Pete", the person that is "it" can eat it. Repeat picking up, and eating, each piece of candy until the person that is "it" tries to eat the candy that is on top of "Pete". When the person that is "it" tries to eat "Pete", all players yell out "Don't Eat Pete". Once "Pete" has been found, the person that is "it" is done with their turn.
  6. Refill the game board with candy on each square.
  7. Send another player out to be "it".
  8. Repeat the process above until everyone has had a turn, or until everyone is tired of playing.

If my instructions were confusing at all, I found this cute little video on YouTube that shows you how to play it in action.

It’s more fun to play this game with three or more players.

So, now that we all know how to play “Don’t Eat Pete”, but before you get your free printable, I wanted to share with you all five of my other posts that you may also like:

Now back to getting your copy of Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game, Thanksgiving Version!

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I recommend printing this out on some good quality cardstock and laminating it so that it will last you for endless years of Thanksgiving fun.

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Don't Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game, Thanksgiving Version
Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game, Thanksgiving Version

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