Friday, February 15, 2013

Peanut Butter & Jelly Game

This is a home made gift I keep on hand when I need something quick to give to a child. It's called the Peanut Butter and Jelly Game. Super easy to make, of course, it's inexpensive too. (you know me :) Kids from about age 4 to 8 love this game; some 3 yr olds may understand how to play too. The directions here are for enough pieces for 4 players.


You will need felt in three colors. I much prefer the felt that comes on a bolt in the fabric store to the little squares you buy. It's a better quality usually. You won't need a lot, only 9 or so inches of each. Also a square block of wood, glue and scissors. Cut out your pieces.
Trace around the block and cut out the felt pieces. Generously apply glue to the surface of the block and press the felt square onto it. Make sure to glue to the edges. If you are making this game for a very small child make sure your block is large enough not to be a choking hazard. Glue all sides using the same color felt on opposite sides. 

I have chosen to make a lunch bag to keep the game in but you could use a variety of things as a package. 

Build your sandwich with a roll of the block, each player gets one turn to roll. You must begin and end with bread.
The label is paper attached with double sided tape.  Place everything inside your bag and you have a fun easy and inexpensive game.
You don't really need a template but if you would like one you will find it here along with the label. Printing onto card stock is the best way to go :)

I link at these parties. 

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88 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I like the simplicity of it. My younger grandkids always want to play games too, but are overwhelmed by the rules and the complexity of the boards. This one is easily understood and playing starts immediately.
    I love the snappy storage "lunch bag" too!

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  2. Happy Country Whites Weekend! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing your game at the party.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  3. This is so cute, Connie. I plan to make two games for special little ones in my life even though I'm not a grandma. I'm pinning it too. Love the checkered. lunch. Can I get these little wood blocks at the one of the craft stores?

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  4. What a great idea and it would make a great gift!

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  5. Love this idea and your wonderful directions. The lunch bag is darling.
    Thank you for sharing. Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  6. How fun!! My kids would love it! And it's great for small hands too. I need to go get some felt...

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  7. What a fantastic idea! This a great starter game for little ones.

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  8. This is perfect--cute, homemade, frugal, and fun! I'm going to pin this idea.

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  9. Very cute! My little one would love this. Thanks for sharing!

    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  10. What a super cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm always looking for good, homemade children's gift ideas.

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  11. This is so cute! I've pinned it!

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  12. Such a cute idea! Just saw your link over at Six Sisters and thought I'd stop by and check it out :)

    I'd love for you to link up a few crafts at my weekend link party that is going on right now @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you there!

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  13. This such a cute game! Thanks for sharing! I am pinning for the future!

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  14. What a cute idea!
    Thanks for joining Country Whites Weekend and inspiring others! You have lots of "Country Charm". . . .
    Blessings from the Farmhouse,

    Dru

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  15. Oh, too fun! What a wonderful idea! I'd be so thrilled if you would consider sharing it here: http://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/02/shine-on-fridays-67-and-giveaway.html

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  16. Fantastic idea for kids! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  17. Visiting from Simply Sweet Home link up! Thank you for sharing, my 3 year old will love this!!!

    RamblingReed.blogspot.com

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  18. I Love this! Such a sweet gift. I bet you get so many compliments from parents! Thanks for sharing with us at Share It Saturday!

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  19. oh how "SWEET"! Pinning and sharing :)

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  20. This is such a great idea ... Reagan is really getting into crafts now and she would love this!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  21. This is such a great game! I love this idea, I am pinning for the future!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  22. How cute! Love it! Found you on Farm Girl Friday! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-3.html

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!!!

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    1. Hope to see you tomorrow on the next Creative HomeAcre hop! I love having you share your posts with us!
      http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-4.html

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  24. That's pretty adorable!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  25. ah! totally adorable. Great link up!
    xoxo, Jordan

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  26. Wow, Connie! You are so creative! I love that it is something unique and portable that can easily be taken for family play time on the go! Thank you for linking up at my A New Creation link party!

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  27. This is absolutely adorable! Hope you have a great week!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  28. ahhhh! That is SOOOO cute!!! I'm going to make up a load of these for gifts....I host a Tasteful Tuesday Link party.. would love for you to join! It opens Monday night... come check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/

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  29. I love how simple and fun this game is. Headed to my felt stash right now!

    Anne

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  30. such an adorable game!!! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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  31. This is just adorable. Love it.

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  32. Cool game!!! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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  33. I am really not a game person, and my grand kids are always wanting me to play. This is one that I wouldn't mind playing with them. I am going to make this one for sure. Thank you!
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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  34. Great idea..........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  35. Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky - it's brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

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  36. Replies
    1. Just stopping back by to let you know that your project is being featured at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends :)

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  37. So stinkin' cute! Found you over at I Heart Naptime! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!
    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

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  38. What an awesome idea! Please share it at Monday Kid Corner Linky -- www.mondaykidcorner.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there!

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  39. This is ridiculously cute! I found you on Tell Me Tuesday. :)

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  40. Great idea! my little girl would love it! I'm going to pin it and make it thanks for sharing this x

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  41. This is such an adorable idea and would make a great birthday gift for any child. Pinning!

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  42. Love it! Pinned it! Can't wait to make it!

    Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social!

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  43. This is so cute. What a great homemade game. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  44. Very fun idea! I love homemade toys and games!

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  45. This is such a great idea!! My husband and daughter LOVE eating and making PBJs. We're going to have to make this game. Thanks so much for the idea. It might be a gift for our daughter's 3rd birthday next month.

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at Off the Hook!

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  46. This is such a cute idea and fun game. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Always thrilled to see your newest awesome projects. Hope you are having a wonderful week. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  47. This is just adorable! What kid doesn't like peanut and jelly? My grandchildren will love this. I was having trouble posting on your valentine vase but it's such a great idea. I love that I can use the same technique for other occasions.

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  48. love it, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  49. What a cute idea! Going to pin this onto my "Kids Crafts" board.

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  50. I will be making this for my daycare and also making some for presents....darling.

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  51. Couldn't resist featuring your fun game, it will be live tomorrow! Drop by & see your feature & pick up your featured button. I can't wait to make one. Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com

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  52. Such a cute idea!! My nieces and nephews would love playing your game! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

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  53. Featuring this fun idea on Saturday!! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    xo

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  54. What a cool idea Connie. My girls would love this!

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  55. How adorable & creative!! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  56. I love this! I am making several this weekend. Great idea!

    Www.wendymacdesigns.com

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  57. This is the cutest idea! Makes me wonder..why didn't I think of that! heehee! I love it!

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  58. What a great idea, thanks for showing it off! I showed you off tonight at the party, hope to see you there!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  59. Very cute! We have a store-bought one that was given to us but this is so much cuter and more durable! Kudos!
    Pinned it!

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  60. What a cute, easy, fun idea for the kids (and I bet they'd like to help in making it too!). I saw you featured over at Violet Imperfection and came to take a look. :)

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  61. This is such a cute idea! Super excited to be your newest follower:)
    Hugs, Jen

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  62. This is a great idea. I chose you as today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day.

    http://www.pamspartyandpracticaltips.com/2013/02/peanut-butter-jelly-game-feature-of-day.html

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  63. Thanks for sharing this cute little project at last weekends link party @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you link up again this week!

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  64. So cute! Thanks for sharing!!

    I would like to invite you to my linky party Thrifty Thursday!

    appleofmamaseye.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there!

    -Lindsey

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  65. That is so cute!! I miss the days of making things like this for the boys. When children are little it's so much fun to get the mind whirling with ideas to entertain them. Birthday parties were the most fun! Great idea and thanks for sharing!

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  66. I love this. We are big pb&j fans at my house. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week:)

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  67. So darn cute!!! I will be making this ASAP! You have a brand new follower!

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  68. i have been blogging 5.5 years and this is my favorite thing on the internet EVER.

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  69. Such a cute idea!!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!! Pinning this for later.

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  70. This is SOOOO cute!
    I love it. I have 3 of my Littles M-F and I am always looking for little games and activities to do with them!
    I love that this is minimal sewing involved! I'm just now at 47 taking a strong interest in sewing, so the bag would be easy practice for me. :)

    came here via... well, now I don't know who...I thought SSS, but now I'm thinking Penny's Vintage (which is a new hop for me too) ...
    addle-brained this morning sorry!

    nice to meet cha!
    Pat

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  71. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar this afternoon. Pinned. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on!

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  72. This is adorable!!! What a super idea. Thank you for linking up in our Crafty Showcase last week.

    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Susie @Bowdabra

    New Linky
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/23/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-2/

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  73. Connie,
    This adorable creation was well loved at my link party last week and is featured this week at A New Creation! Thanks for sharing it!

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  74. I love it! Please consider linky up to our first ever Pattern Party! Only those with free patterns to share are invited to link. Please check it out!
    http://getyourcraptogether.blogspot.com/search/label/Pattern%20Party

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  75. Connie, this is such a fun idea. I love it! I am going to pin it and make a few for my little grandies. Thanks so much for sharing this fun game with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  76. How fun..This is very cute I love it~ Thanks for linking up and sharing last week on Made in a Day!
    Kim

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  77. What a cute game! I bet kids love this! I have a link party going on right now that I would love for you to link up to. Hope to see you soon! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-i-learned-wednesday-46.html

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  78. This looks like a great game to bring along if you have to wait anywhere. You could also make up variations based on a child's preferences like nutella and banana, peanut butter and banana, or fluffernutter.

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday. Looking forward to your next post!

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  79. Super cute!! I've featured this post over at Think Tank Thursday. Thanks for linking up!
    http://www.saving4six.com/2013/02/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-19.html

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  80. I LOVE it!!! I want to make one for my nephew, once he's old enough. Going to pin this so I can remember it. Thanks for the share!

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  81. Thanks for linking up to It's a Crafty World! You'll be featured tomorrow. Please stop by, check it out, and grab a featured button...and, hopefully, link up some more awesome craftiness.

    Jessica
    myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  82. This is just super cute!! I just pinned it and I posted it on my Facebook Page. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!!

    Have an awesome day!!!

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  83. What a cute game! My kids will love this, and it's something I won't mind playing with them. :)

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  84. Connie, this is absolutely adorable! I love it. Wish I had seen it when my kids were still little. Will keep it in mind for future grand kids. Oh dear, should I start a new Pinterest board? I think I will, and this will be the first Pin! I love that with the felt on the cube, it can probably be a fairly quiet game to play, maybe even in church to keep little ones occupied. Very creative. So glad you shared. And thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm looking forward to checking out more of your blog!

    Debbie

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