Fun and Free Printable Patriotic Don’t Eat Pete Game

Celebrate Memorial Day or Fourth of July with a Free Printable Patriotic Don’t Eat Pete Game. Get the free game board and Don’t Eat Pete Instructions here.

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Are you looking for a fun and easy game to add excitement to your Memorial Day gathering or Fourth of July Celebrations? Look no further than the printable Patriotic Don’t Eat Pete game! This classic game with a patriotic twist is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Why You’ll Love This Idea:

  1. Easy to Set Up: With just a few clicks, you can download and print out the game board, making it a hassle-free addition to your festivities.
  2. Entertainment for All Ages: Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or a family picnic, this game provides wholesome entertainment that everyone can enjoy.

How to Use the Printable:

To use the printable Patriotic Don’t Eat Pete game for so much fun, follow these instructions for printing off the digital download game board.

  1. Enter your email address in the download box at the bottom of the post.
  2. Open the email in your inbox, simply download the file and print out the game cards on cardstock or paper. Laminate game board for added durability.
  3. Gather your players around the game board and designate one person to leave the room.
  4. The group will secretly choose one square to be “Pete.”
  5. Players take turns selecting squares to uncover, being careful not to choose “Pete.”
  6. The game continues until someone uncovers “Pete” or until all the squares have been revealed. Find more detailed instructions in the next section.

Enjoy this simple but fun game that everyone can play!

Patriotic Don’t Eat Pete Instructions

Here is how to play this simple, but fun game that can be enjoyed by adults and kids of all ages.

  1. Place a piece of candy on each of the thanksgiving images on the printable.
  2. Send one person out of the room.
  3. Everyone left in the room picks one of the images to be “Pete.”
  4. Call the person back into the room.
  5. They start to remove the candies one at a time. Keeping the ones they remove until they try to take “Pete.”
  6. As they try to take “Pete”, yell “Don’t Eat Pete!”
  7. Replace “Pete” on the board. When they try to take “Pete” the round is over.
  8. The chooser keeps the candies they removed before getting “Pete.”
  9. Refill the board and send the next person out. Pick a new “Pete” on the board.
  10. Play until all the candy is gone!!! Or until everyone has had a turn.

Candy Ideas:

Here are a few ideas for candies you could use to put on each square. Generally small individual candies work best, but you can be creative.

  • M&M’s — any flavor
  • Skittles
  • Starburst
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Mini Candies of your favorite flavors.
  • Twizzler Nibs if you want to stick to the color theme
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Mike & Ike’s
  • Sour Patch Kids

Many candies come out with red, white, and blue versions for Independence day. You can purchase these or only pick out red, white, and blue in regular candy packages.

Variations for Using the Printable:

  • Try using different types of treats such as candies, marshmallows, or fruit pieces.
  • Create themed game boards for other holidays or occasions, such as Fourth of July or Veterans Day.
  • Make it a team game by dividing players into groups and seeing which team can uncover the most squares without finding “Pete.”

Common Questions About the Game:

How many players can participate?

The game can accommodate any number of players, making it perfect for large gatherings or small family get-togethers.

Can the game be played indoors?

Yes, the game can be played indoors or outdoors, depending on your preference and space availability.

Ideas for Ways to Use the Printable:

  • Host a Memorial Day party or Fourth of July Picnic and incorporate the game into your festivities.
  • Bring the game to a family reunion or picnic for some lighthearted competition.
  • Use the game as an educational tool to teach children about the significance of Memorial Day and/or Fourth of July/Independence Day.

My Favorite Printable Supplies:

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  • Printer: I love my HP Home Printer, it prints beautifully everytime no matter what projects I am working on.
  • Paper: Depending on the durability you want with your printables, consider printing on white card stock or high quality paper.
  • Laminator: For printables you are planning to use over and over again, simply laminate and use dry erase markers to mark up the printables.
  • Paper Cutter: I love my CARL Paper Cutter. It makes trimming and cutting out printables a breeze.
  • Sticker Paper: When printing tags or other free printables, sticker paper can make it easy to attach to gifts, boxes, or to make your own stickers.

Download the Free Printable Game Board Here:

Please remember my printables are free for classroom use or personal use only. You may not sell or distribute the printable or digital file. If you wish to share the digital files, please refer friends to the link of this blog post where they can sign up to receive the free printable directly in their inbox.

Make this Memorial Day or July 4th memorable with the printable Patriotic Don’t Eat Pete game. Download your free copy today and add some patriotic fun to your celebrations! Whether you’re honoring the fallen, spending time with loved ones, watching a parade, lighting off fireworks, or simply enjoying the long weekend or holiday, this game is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Get ready for laughter, excitement, and plenty of sweet treats as you play this beloved game with a patriotic twist.

Download your free printable Patriotic Don’t Eat Pete game now and make some family memories in the perfect way, being together!

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I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

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