Friday, April 2, 2010

Colored Eggs

I told you in my last post that my dad invented* an ingenious game called Colored Eggs. Since I know you're dying to awaken your inner child and try this game, I'll tell you how we play!

One person is the 'Big Bad Wolf,' one is the 'Mother Hen,' and the rest are 'Colored Eggs.'

Mother Hen and her Eggs sit on the front porch steps. Before starting, either the Mother Hen assigns a color to each of her eggs, or they tell her what color they are.

The BBW goes to a designated spot and knocks on the side of the house.

"Who's there?"
"The Big Bad Wolf."
"What do you want?"
"Colored Eggs."
"What color?"
"No purple here."
"Sorry, no green."

That's when Periwinkle gets up with a quickness and sprints around the previously decided course in the yard with the Big Bad Wolf hot on his tail. If the BBW catches Periwinkle, he becomes the next Big Bad Wolf and the current BBW retires into Egghood. If not, Periwinkle gets a new color and the BBW goes back to guessing.

{I'm 28 years old and I cannot wait to play this when I visit next.}
Thanks Dad!

*He didn't REALLY invent it, but I always believed he did :)


  1. Hi there :) I live in SD too and floated through here :)

  2. Fun! I always liked to get tagged in these games as a kid. Much more fun running around than just sitting around :)

    PS. My colour would be olive. What's yours?

  3. Maggie May: Hello! I see you too like Harry Potter and Anne of Green Gables.. Classics! :)

    mama bear: Ooh, I don't think we've ever used olive! I usually do something like teal, seafoam green or slate gray. Make 'em work for it! ;)

  4. Hi. I don't know you, but I was looking to see who invented Colored Eggs and found your blog. I'm not sure your dad really made it up, since I was playing this game as a child, and I'm 38 years old. I was playing it with my nephews last weekend and my sibs and I were wondering if my mom had made it up, but she said no, so I decided to look it up. It's fun to see someone across the country (I'm in OH) played this game, too!

  5. Carolyn: How hilarious! Of course when we were kids he told us that and we believed it.. and I never bothered questioning it the same as I did Santa!


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