Family Game: Don’t Eat Pete!!!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Family Fun

This is a great game that my family sometimes played on Sunday nights, our designated family night. Here’s how you play.

What you need:
Bag of bite sized candy (M&Ms, Skittles, Reese’s Pieces, etc)
Paper grid with 25 squares (5×5)

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How to play:
1. Put one piece of candy in each square.
2. Send one person out of the room.
3. Pick a piece of candy on the grid to be “Pete.”
4. Call the person back in the room but don’t tell him/her where “Pete” is.
5. The “it” person picks up candy one piece at a time. If the candy is not “Pete,” the person is allowed to eat it. If the candy is “Pete,” everyone yells “DON’T EAT PETE!” and that person’s turn is over.

The whole point is to put off finding Pete as long as possible so you get to eat more candy. This game is loads of fun for people of all ages!

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1 Robyn August 26, 2008 at 7:04 am

Oooohhhh! I am excited to play this one as a family! We have family night every Monday night and this is perfect to get everyone (all ages) involved!!! Thanks again! I am definitely going to keep coming back here for more ideas!!!

2 Katey September 24, 2008 at 12:10 pm

This is a fun game idea! I will be posting a link to it on my blog soon!

3 Stephanie Shumway October 21, 2008 at 9:56 am

I have a really cute version of this that I made with different silly faces on each square. if you want it, let me know!

4 Rachel Farnsworth November 2, 2011 at 10:48 am

My kids love Don’t Eat Pete so we came up with an App for it (no sugar involved!) It’s now available for Android so you can check it out!

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