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Top 3 worst games to play with a 3 year old.

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3rd:  Shower Cat.

How to play: One player has a shower while the other player is the shower cat.

A shower cat is a cat that lives in the shower, being the shower cat involves crawling around the bottom of the shower on all fours licking your paws and wagging an imaginary tale.

The game ends when the showeree drips shampoo suds into the shower cat’s eyes causing the cat to cry.

Notes: It is best if the 3 year old plays the part of shower cat.

2nd: Winning.

How to play: All members of the household take part in mini competitions throughout the day.

Every game is judged on a first past the post basis, there are no prizes for a job well done or any style or technique displayed whilst playing the game.

Often players will be unaware that they have entered a race/competition and will only find out once the winner is announced.

Eeh Bah Daughter: I just won getting dressed!

Eeh Bah Mum: Huh?

EBD: You’re both still in your pyjamas so I win.

EBD: But I didn’t know I was playing and your brother can’t dress himself….

EBD: I win, I win, I win, I win, I win!

EBM: Are those the knickers you wore yesterday?

EBD: I win, I win, I win!

EBM: They’re on inside out,

EBD:I win, I win, I win, I win, I win, I win I win.

EBM:What did I tell you about wiping your bum?

Notes: I have decided to just go with it and join in with the fun.  Let’s see how her 3 year old legs cope with the half marathon I’ve entered us both in.

1st: Scary Questions.

How to play: One player asks a series of bizarre questions and then ignores the other player until total panic has set in.

The aim of the game is to cause the maximum amount of fear in the other player. Extra points for getting someone to turn the car round or call NHS direct.

Eeh Bah Daughter: Mummy if I poo on the toilet that’s good?

Eeh Bah Mum: Yes darling.

EBD: But if I poo on the floor that’s bad?

EBM: Er yes…. why?

PAUSE

EBM:Sweetie did you poo on the floor?

EBD STARES BLANKLY OUT OF CAR WINDOW.

EBM: When did you poo on the floor?

EBD CONTINUES STARING OUT OF WINDOW UNTIL EBM TURNS CAR ROUND AND DRIVES HOME TO CHECK FLOORS OF THE ENTIRE HOUSE. THERE IS NO POO.

EBD WINS.

Note: If there is poo on the floor Eeh Bah Daughter still wins and there is poo on the floor.

Other examples of popular rounds include. When can babies play with knives? and How many of those red berries from the garden could I eat before I died?

Let me know if you have discovered any of your own fun games I’m already drawing up a plan for the summer holidays. Also don’t forget to follow me on twitter and Facebook or fill your email address in the sidebar to get my posts emailed directly to you.

Cheers ears.

 

10 thoughts on “Top 3 worst games to play with a 3 year old.

  1. Laughed out loud at all those (fortunately I work from home, so only my neighbours think I’m madly cackling to myself!).
    My 3-year-old daughter loves a game I invented desperately on a wet day – she and I run hell for leather around the whole of upstairs, including climbing up onto and running across our bed and the spare bed. This is bad because a) I have no idea who is chasing who (occasionally she demands that I be a dragon, but too loud a roar makes her cry and refuse to play anymore; also, if she is the dragon, she tends to try and bite your bottom, which is very painful!) and b) it was fun for the first 5 laps or so, but after running like that for about half an hour, I need a lie-down and get shouted at “Come ON, Mummy, RUN!”

  2. Thanks for making me laugh! I was reading this post just now and couldn’t help laughing out loud at game no. 3. My husband just looked up and said “Eeh Bah Mum?” :)

  3. The winning game can work to your advantage I used to get my son to race getting dressed shoes on etc against my baby daughter just to get us out of the house (the match was always fixed). However what I foolishly didn’t anticipate was daughter growing to a feisty two and a half yr old who wants to win and do everything herself! And son not growing out of wanting to win all the time especially if it means getting one over on his little sister. Cue tears and tantrums and me whispering in each childs ear “you are the winner really ” :-/

    • I did this once and had it seriously backfire one me too. I now have both the 3.5 year old and the 6 year old race against me only. This is nice because they actually work together to win against me. And then I can move faster or slower depending on how fast they are moving. It gives me much more control over the game. :)

  4. My 3 year old son invented a game when I was exhausted at Center Parcs. It involves closing your mouth tightly over your teeth and exclaiming (through closed mouth) “Where’s my teeth?!” You then have to figure out where he thinks his teeth are and give them back. As soon as he has them back, lo and behold he loses them again. Usually they’re in my pocket, or daddy’s pocket (who is upstairs so we have to go and get them). Fun!

  5. We’ve been playing tig for about 8 months. Of course some people would argue that it’s not the same game but we know differently. Of course it doesn’t involve running or anything, just making sure it’s a completely inconvenient time for my 4 year old to punch me in the leg or back and scream ‘tiiiiigggg Mummy, I tigged you!’ until I tig him back and we repeat. Endlessly. For 8 months.
    Oh don’t forget ‘Let’s Be Stasi’ which involves asking the same question repeatedly without listening to the answer until you eventually a) cry, or b) give a wrong or silly answer which is met with a change from asking the question again to ‘you are silly Mummy, that’s not right.’

    • “What’s that?!”
      “It’s a car”
      “What’s that?!”
      “It’s a car”
      “What’s that?!”
      “It’s a car”
      “What’s that?!”
      “It’s a car”
      “What’s that?!”
      “It’s a car”
      “What’s that?!”
      “………………………..”
      “MUMMMMMMYYYYYY! What’s that?!”

  6. We play run-as-fast-as-you-can-to-get-to-the-toilet at bedtime. 2 downsides – 1) she falls over something en route to the loo and the game ems in tears; or 2) she feels so sorry for me losing all the time that she let’s me win…

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