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Winter Gnomes Free Printable Don’t Eat Pete Kids Game

It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to keep those home-caged kids busy so that we’re all not pulling our hair out…at least this single mama is… it feels like the winter cold is going to last forever!

Winter Gnomes Free Printable Kids Game lifeshouldcostless.com
Winter Gnomes Free Printable Kids Game lifeshouldcostless.com

So, I thought “what better way to keep the kids busy than to provide a free printable that allows for endless hours of fun”…and here we are with another free printable I have ready for you.

Winter Gnomes Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game lifeshouldcostless.com
Winter Gnomes Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game lifeshouldcostless.com
Winter Gnomes Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game lifeshouldcostless.com

Before we dive into my Winter Gnomes Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game, I thought that I would share with you a free printable of the instructions of how to play so that you can also print it off and keep it with your game board, if you need to.

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.

Here is also a little video that explains it as well, though it’s a pretty simple game:

Here is a link to the PNG of the game board, for you to download and print out.

I recommend printing it on a quality card stock and/or laminating it so that it will last you for years to come…it’s less wasteful that way too so that you don’t have to keep coming back to re-print it.

Winter Gnomes Don’t Eat Pete Free Printable Kids Game lifeshouldcostless.com

*Remember: My free printables are free, yes, but for personal use only. If they are ever to be reproduced or sold, that is not an option without first purchasing the rights from me in order to do so. *

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