Apple on a String

Apple on a String is a timeless game that has become a favourite during the holiday season's parties and fairs. Enjoy the comical entertainment of watching the contestants as they try to eat their apples without using their hands.

Age: All ages

No. of players: Any number

Equipment: One apple per player; string

Time: 10+ minutes

Aim: To be the first to eat the apple down to its core.


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1. Preparation: Tie a piece of string high up, horizontally, across the room. Tie pieces of string hanging vertically from the string with apples attached. The apples should be level with the players' heads.

2. Players are instructed to keep their hands behind their backs. No hands are to be used in this game.

3. On the word "Go" each player starts to eat his apple remembering to keep his hands away from the apple.

4. The winner is the first player to eat his apple down to the core.

Easter Variation - Bun on a String: Replace the apple with a hot cross bun.


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