A few other pics/games

Posted: August 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

As I was writing a post about the games I had built and posting pictures, I started thinking about some of the other games I had built.  Some of them, I couldn’t find pictures of.  But I was able to find a few pictures.  A couple of are of the existing games, but maybe in use during VBS.

This is a Kerplunk game.  The idea is that every kid comes up and pulls a stick out of the game.  The goal is not to be the one that causes all the balls to fall out of the bottom.  I saw a similar design on Pinterest.  We used garden stakes for the sticks.  We used ball pit balls.  Here’s a few links, if you need to purchase some of this:

Giant Kerplunk Game

Click N’ Play Value Pack of 400 Phthalate Free BPA Free Crush Proof Plastic Ball, Pit Balls – 6 Bright Colors in Reusable and Durable Storage Mesh Bag with Zipper

Hydrofarm HGBB4 4′ Natural Bamboo Stake, pack of 25

I don’t remember how many balls we actually purchased.  I think it was a few hundred.  (like 300 or 400).  I also don’t remember how many stakes it took.  We just kept adding until it would support the balls without any falling through…


From the above pic, you can also see my “Contestant stage boxes”.  Since we were doing a “Game Show” VBS theme, we boxes to make it look like a game show.  The taller box is the one my wife used since she was the host.  The chosen kids stood behind one of the smaller boxes.  The boxes were colored to match the team colors.

Here’s another pic of the boxes.



Here’s a picture my wife sent me of what she wanted the podiums to kinda look like:


That’s typically how this starts.  She sees something and shows me a pic and I get to try to make it happen…


once the boxes were on the stage, we wired them with:

Educational Insights Wireless Eggspert 2.4 GHz

Actually we used the wired version.  But I regretted not getting the wireless one.  The wires were a pain.   Here’s the wired one:

Educational Insights Eggspert

There’s also just buttons, you’ll just have to listen very well so see who buzzes in first:

Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4


Here’s a couple of more pics of games that I’ve posted elsewhere on my site.  Here’s a pic of the Connect 4 in action:


Not the best pic in the world.  If you want to see how I made it, check out my blog post here.

Here’s a couple of pics of the Plinko in use:



You can see the blog post for the Plink here.

As usual, I would love to hear your ideas for more games or see pictures of the games you built…


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