Finding a game to play is what you need, so you’re trying your best to make it happen. To cut costs, you’ve stopped buying them, and have even attempted to make them yourself…
Despite your efforts, none of the DIY games you’ve found on “Skittle Games” meet your needs. So, you’re still on the lookout for icebreakers, party games, and a printable version of some sort of candy challenge…
We’ve got just what you’re looking for. Ten games to choose from and a free game board that both kids and adults are welcome to use. If you’re looking for ideas for classroom activities or parties, party games such as this hilarious bigfoot game so so fun to play, too!
History of the Skittles Game
When I was a kid, I loved digging into the bowl of candy on my vintage wood table during Saturday morning cartoons. My favorite part of the experience was picking out the bright colors of Skittles from the Wrigley company. Wrigley Company, a unit of Mars, Inc., made and sold Skittles, a single-color, fruit-flavored candy.
In my youth, I was obsessed with sugar shell candies imprinted with the letter ‘S’. You probably can only guess what they are, right? They resemble M&Ms in appearance. You’re right, skittles is correct, lol.
You can see a sneak peek of the new skittles design here. I was shocked when I saw it but I agree it looks so good and makes me hungry, lol.
How to Play
Our goal is to create games that could be played in a classroom, at home, or even outside. The basic idea is to learn how to play each game and then find out which one you enjoy the most. While we will offer suggestions, the final decision on how to score each game is ultimately yours.
#1 – How to Play the Skittles Board Game
The main idea for this “Skittles Pop it Board Game” is that the pom-poms “skittles,” are flicked onto the free printable pop-it board. To make this more competitive, some spots on the board have a point value.
The lowest-scoring five points are closest to each player, while the highest scoring points of twenty-five are farther away.
In this game, we placed two scoreboards side-by-side and had two players take turns scoring.
- Five pom poms (skittles) are given to each player.
- To win points, you had to take turns and flick them onto the targets on the scoreboard.
- The points you can earn on the scoreboard are 5, 10, 20, and 25.
- A prize is awarded to the player with the highest score.
As an option, you could use a straw to blow the skittles (pom poms) onto the board game, flick them onto the board, or even toss them. During our personal gaming experience with the game skittles, we found playing at the table the most fun, especially when the candy was flung onto the board.
How to Make DIY Skittles
DIY skittles for the Skittles Board Pop It Game are super easy to make. You need this size pom poms here! I then applied the “S” using white sticker paper.
You will find your free printable board game below!
#2 – Game of Skittles
In addition to all the different types of flavors, you can indulge in game-time snacks and even as a topping for your favorite dessert. It is very easy to complete the second activity. Every player will be given a blindfold and the original five Skittles. The object of the game is for each player to guess the candy’s flavor and color without looking at it. In addition, if two players have the same score, i.e., ties, further flavors will be added to make it even more competitive.
#3 – Getting to Know You Skittles Game
There is something great about having icebreaker questions at an event or youth group night when there are new teens and tweens that have yet to meet each other, so having these questions is a great idea for everyone.
The colors we chose for the “Getting to know you skittles game” are red, orange, yellow, green, and purple.
- Red: Favorite color of the rainbow?
- Orange: Have you ever been to the ocean?
- Yellow: What did you do yesterday?
- Green: What was your favorite gift?
- Purple: Have you ever been on a plane?
#4 – Freeze Skittles
This game requires layers of frozen water. Start by adding a layer of water that covers about 1/3 of your container and then add in skittles. Wait 12-24 hours for the ice to freeze. Place another layer of water and skittles on top. On our website, you can see a picture of us making this frozen ice activity using miniature figurines.
Repeat this process until all layers of ice are frozen. Upon starting the game, see how many freeze dried skittles you can take out the fastest. The player with the most skittles in the shortest amount of time wins.
#5 – Hidden Picture Guessing Games M & Ms or Skittles
There will be one opportunity per round to guess whether the candy is an M&M or a Skittle. If they guess the right piece of candy the player gets to keep the piece (as a way to keep score) and draws another. This activity helps your child develop fine motor skills, language skills, and sensory skills.
#6 – Word Scramble Game for Kids
Games like word scramble are a great way for older kids to improve their vocabulary while having lots of fun. In this particular activity, players will use the word “Skittles” and see who can come up with the most words from it. Kite, skit, and set are all examples of words you could use.
#7 – Skittle Swoosh
In the game with skittles, a red plastic cup is imprinted with an S design, and four red and blue pom poms are turned into “fake” skittles. In this particular activity, we used 2 skittles per player, but you can use as many as you like.
We marked a line for both players to stand behind, then tossed Skittles into a cup, and the player who managed to fill the cup with the most skittles won.
Our family also played this game outside since it is easy to take camping or to use for the 4th of July. We would say “swoosh” whenever it went in the cup.
#7 – Picture It
It is so fun to participate in this activity because you get to use skittles to draw characters or pictures, and the person with the coolest picture wins.
#8 – Spell It
One more activity where you can use skittles is to create words, sentences, or even compliments to other participants. This would be fun and creative. In this competition you will get the same amount of skittles and the person who makes the biggest word will win.
#9 – Skittles Candy Game
It’s time to stack ’em and then snack ’em.Have a large group of players or a small group at a table. Each player gets their own bag of skittles and must stack them as high as they can without any of them falling over. This game is challenging and should be played by older children, teens, or adults.
After a player has been nominated as the highest builder, that player must try to eat the skittles without using their hands and only their mouths. If the result is a tie, the players may also go head-to-head in a race.
#10 – Minute to Win it Christmas Party Game
My family can play many different fun Christmas party games. You give us some candy, hot sauce, and a cup and we’re good to go! You may enjoy this game if your family is anything like ours, and you like spicy foods!
The rules for this party game are as follows: you can’t cheat, you can’t run for water until it’s over, it’s a minute to win it game, and you can’t spit it out.
The host will add mini skittles to a cup of the hottest hot sauce that can be found. It’s best to let the skittles sit in the hot sauce for at least a minute in these jello shot containers.
Competitions are held on Christmas Eve to see who can keep the spicy skittles in their mouths the longest, but winning doesn’t get you off the naughty list only Santa can do that.
There are several ways to find candy games. Explore our website for more ideas, create your own do-it-yourself games, or check out Pinterest. Hopefully we have been able to provide you with diy games and tips on how to play skittles games that you will enjoy.
At your party, what game do you plan to play?