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Here Comes Peter Cotton-Spell?

Materials Needed

  • A poster board or white board
  • Pens
  • Paper
  • Just because it is a party does not mean people can turn off their brains. Wake up their grey matter with this challenging word scramble race.


    On a large poster board or white board write out “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” in large letters and place it where all can see it. Pass out pens and paper to all of your guests. The challenge is to write down as many words as they can using only the letters appearing in Here Comes Peter Cottontail. The rules:

    -All words must be at least four letters.
    -Words that appear as is in the phrase cannot be used, so “cotton” would not count because the word cotton is in the phrase.
    -The singular and plural of the same root word both count. So both “tear” and “tears” would count.
    -If the letter appears once in the phrase you can only use it once in your word.
    -Four letter words are one point, five letter words are two points, and so on.
    -Words related to Easter count double.

    Set a timer for five minutes and turn your guests loose. Once time has expired have them exchange their answers with another player to add up their scores. The person with the most points is the winner.