301 Truth or Dare Questions

301 Truth or Dare Questions; The good, the Funny, the Embarrassing

So, you’re planning a party and you need something great that will keep your guests entertained for a long time. How about a fun game of truth or dare?

This game fits the bill for anyone. It’s a great way for new friends or couples to get to know each other. Parents can learn the secrets of their children, and it’s the perfect way for old friends to catch each other in a lie or an embarrassing moment.

Truth or Dare is a popular game that is played with adults or with couples only. It’s a fun family game and is often played at children’s parties. It’s a popular college dorm party and it makes the perfect game for the tween slumber party.

Truth or Dare Rules

The rules vary to this game, but generally, the questions are prepared ahead of time and placed in a basket or a bowl.

The questions can be separated into two containers and each person can choose if they would like to answer a truth or perform a dare. The problem with this variation is that most people will choose a dare, so it would be a good idea to make it a rule for each person to have an equal amount of truth and dare questions. For example, a person must have a total of five truths and five dares.

The truth and dare questions can be put together in the basket so that each person must do whatever they draw. This way makes it fair in that they don’t get to choose, but if they refuse to answer the truth, the group can choose the punishment that the person should get.

Setting Up the Game of Truth or Dare

The following is a list of 301 Truth or Dare questions; good, bad, and embarrassing. The questions have been thoughtfully prepared to fit into almost any group. Keep in mind that you might have to tweak the questions to fit your situation.

Plan ahead and place the props that you will need in a handy location. Keep in mind that some people might have food allergies and may not be able to perform some of the dares. In such cases, you might want to replace an item for another.

Have fun and stay safe. Use caution when performing some of the dares. Never allow children to play the game without adult supervision.

151 Truth Questions

  1. What is your least favorite thing about family gatherings?
  2. What is your favorite thing about family gatherings?
  3. What is a secret that you kept from your parents when you were growing up?
  4. What is one thing that makes you relax?
  5. What is a bad habit that you have?
  6. Have you ever flirted with a police officer to get out of a speeding ticket?
  7. What is something you look forward to when you retire?
  8. Do you have a bucket list and if so, what is one thing on the list?
  9. What is one thing you are always losing?
  10. Where is your favorite place to shop?
  11. Do you have a weird collection?
  12. Tell about the last dream you had and don’t leave anything out.
  13. Have you ever shared chewing gum with anyone?
  14. Have you ever lied about being sick so you could stay home from work or school?
  15. If you could do one thing you did when you were a child, what would it be?
  16. Have you ever danced on a table when you were drunk?
  17. Have you ever told someone you wouldn’t be home just so they wouldn’t come over?
  18. What is the one thing you dislike about yourself?
  19. What is the one thing you do like about yourself?
  20. What is the one thing you would stand in line for?
  21. Have you ever lied to get a job?
  22. If anyone in your family could win an award for the most annoying, who would it be?
  23. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you in front of a crowd?
  24. What is your least favorite household chore?
  25. If you could hire someone to do one thing for you, what would it be?
  26. What was the most embarrassing thing that you ever did while on a date?
  27. What was the worst gift you ever received?
  28. What is the one thing you are the most afraid of?
  29. Have you ever sent an inappropriate text to your mom or dad by accident?
  30. Have you ever bought something to wear to an event and then returned it to the store when the event was over?
  31. Have you ever fallen asleep in church?
  32. Did you ever break up with someone just before a holiday so that you didn’t have to buy them a gift?
  33. Have you ever kept a library book?
  34. Have you ever cheated on a test?
  35. If you could create your own job title, what would it be?
  36. What is your excuse to get out of exercising?
  37. What was the one thing you could never learn how to do no matter how hard you tried?
  38. What was your favorite childhood television show?
  39. Did you ever sneak into an adult movie when you were underage?
  40. If you had a remote control that would operate anything, what would you control?
  41. Have you ever complained about something at a restaurant just to get out of paying?
  42. What is one thing you did as a child that you still enjoy doing?
  43. Do you prefer the big city or country life?
  44. What is your guilty pleasure?
  45. What are your favorite pizza toppings?
  46. Where is your favorite vacation spot?
  47. Have you ever used a work computer for personal use?
  48. What is your favorite thing to do with your leisure time?
  49. What was the worse vacation you ever had?
  50. If you were to bury a time capsule, what is one thing you would put in it?
  51. If you were granted three wishes, what would you wish for?
  52. What is your favorite holiday?
  53. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  54. If you could choose a different career, what would it be and why?
  55. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  56. What is your favorite vending machine snack?
  57. Have you ever forgotten a special person’s birthday?
  58. Have you ever taken a drink straight out of the carton?
  59. On a scale from 1-10, where do your patience fall?
  60. If animals could talk, which one would you have a conversation with?
  61. What is your favorite restaurant?
  62. What makes you cry?
  63. What makes you laugh?
  64. What is something you find to be disgusting?
  65. Have you ever been stuck in an elevator and if so who were you with?
  66. Have you ever been on an airplane and if so where were you going?
  67. Who was your favorite teacher in school?
  68. What was your favorite subject in school?
  69. What is something that you are not looking forward to?
  70. Knowing now what you didn’t know then, what would you have done differently?
  71. Have you ever told a secret after you were told not to?
  72. Are you always on time, or are you always late?
  73. Are you a morning person or a night person?
  74. What is one job you would never want to do?
  75. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
  76. When you think that no one is listening, do you sing in the shower?
  77. The last time you argued with someone, did you apologize first or was it the other person?
  78. What is your favorite food?
  79. What is the best gift you ever received?
  80. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  81. If you were given a million dollars what would you do with it?
  82. Have you ever been arrested?
  83. What is your favorite sport?
  84. Have you ever been golfing?
  85. Have you ever played tennis?
  86. What is your favorite ride at the amusement park?
  87. Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
  88. Have you ever been on a train?
  89. If you found a large amount of money, would you keep it or would you try to find the owner?
  90. What makes you furious?
  91. What makes you happy?
  92. What is your favorite sandwich?
  93. Is there anything you regret buying, and if so, what is it?
  94. What is the best thing you ever bought?
  95. If you were invisible what is something you would do?
  96. What makes you feel uncomfortable?
  97. Do you prefer cats, dogs, or neither?
  98. If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?
  99. If you were a giant, what would you like to do?
  100. What is your favorite music genre?
  101. Have you ever blamed your sibling for something you did just so that you wouldn’t get in trouble?
  102. How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
  103. When is the last time you took a shower?
  104. When is the last time you brushed your teeth?
  105. What do you like to do when you are alone?
  106. What do you like to do when you are with your friends?
  107. What was the name of your first crush?
  108. How old were you when you had your first crush?
  109. What is the best time of day for you?
  110. What is your least favorite time of the day?
  111. If you didn’t have to work, what would you do with all your time?
  112. What is your favorite possession?
  113. What is your favorite go-to website?
  114. What was the best day you ever had?
  115. What was the worst day you ever had?
  116. What is your biggest fear in life?
  117. Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was it?
  118. Do you prefer mushy movies or funny ones?
  119. If you only had two minutes to get out of your house, what would you grab?
  120. What is your favorite vegetable?
  121. What is your favorite fruit?
  122. Do you have a special talent and if so, what is it?
  123. Have you ever been married?
  124. What do you like to put on your toast?
  125. Do you like hot peppers?
  126. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  127. Do you prefer Facebook or twitter?
  128. What season is your favorite?
  129. Who is your most annoying neighbor?
  130. If you could be someone else for a day who would you be?
  131. What was the name of the street you grew up on?
  132. Which do you like better, cars or trucks?
  133. What is your favorite outdoor pastime?
  134. Which do you like better, Coke or Pepsi?
  135. What is your favorite month and why?
  136. Do you like to read and if so, what is your favorite book?
  137. Have you ever met a celebrity, if so, who?
  138. Have you ever cheated to win a game?
  139. Have you ever sent a love email to your boss by accident that was meant for someone else?
  140. What food do you absolutely despise?
  141. Who is the person you are the most jealous of and why?
  142. How many different languages can you speak and what are they?
  143. Do you have any tattoos and if so, where?
  144. Have you ever been outside of the country?
  145. What is one thing your grandparent taught you how to do?
  146. Have you ever been to the opera?
  147. Do you prefer talking or texting?
  148. Have you ever had an argument with someone through text?
  149. What was the last thing you ate?
  150. Have you ever been to the zoo?
  151. Have you ever stalked someone on Facebook?

150 Dares

  1. Get a bar of soap from the bathroom and sell it to the group for 3 minutes.
  2. Go outside, and while skipping down the street, sing “Let it Go’ from Frozen.
  3. With your eyes closed, pick someone from your contact list and send them a text.
  4. Stand up and do your best impersonation of the person on your right.
  5. Go in the kitchen and rearrange everything in the food pantry in alphabetical order.
  6. Imagine the person to your left is your pet, talk to them as though you just got home.
  7. Imagine that you are a dog and act like it until your next turn.
  8. Describe what the sky looks like without using the words blue or white.
  9. Sing the chorus of your favorite song.
  10. Make up a song about the host of the party.
  11. Exchange shirts with the person to your left and wear it for the remainder of the game.
  12. Knock on the neighbor’s door and explain to them that your pet penguin got loose and ask if you can look for it in their back yard.
  13. Invent a new color for nail polish and describe the person who would be most likely to wear it.
  14. For the next 15 minutes, everything you say must be spoken in baby talk.
  15. Make a sandwich while blindfolded.
  16. Eat a spoonful of hot sauce.
  17. From now until your next turn, every time someone talks, interrupt by saying, “that’s a lie.”
  18. You notice that the person sitting on your right has something on their face, spit on your finger and wipe it off for them.
  19. Get down on one knee and propose to the person on your left.
  20. Take the socks off the person’s feet across from you and wear them like gloves until your next turn.
  21. Open Facebook and “like” the first thing that pops up even if you disagree with it.
  22. Stand up and do your best impersonation of your mom.
  23. Go for a short walk outside and while walking, hold a conversation with yourself.
  24. Rearrange all the pictures in the room according to their size.
  25. Take off your shoe and clean your foot as though you are an animal.
  26. Put makeup on the person sitting the farthest away from you.
  27. Do your best impersonation of someone else in the room and keep going until someone else guesses who you are.
  28. For the next 10 minutes, when someone speaks, put your ear up close to them and act as though you can’t hear what they are saying.
  29. Stand up and do jumping jacks until your next turn.
  30. For the rest of the game, you must cluck like a chicken at the beginning and end of everything you say.
  31. Be silent and say nothing from now until your next turn.
  32. While blindfolded, you must eat something that the person to your left chooses to feed you.
  33. Tie your shoe strings together with another person and walk together to the end of the driveway and back.
  34. Drink chocolate syrup straight out of the bottle.
  35. Text someone you are close to and tell them that you no longer want to talk to them.
  36. Using the opposite hand that you write with, print your full name, birthdate, and address on a piece of paper.
  37. Write your name on the floor with your tongue.
  38. Stand in the time out corner facing the wall, not talking to anyone until your next turn.
  39. Run in place and clap your hands for 5 minutes.
  40. Get on all fours and walk over to a wall like a dog, then lick the wall.
  41. Spin around 5 times and then stand on one leg while touching your nose with your fingertip.
  42. Mix mustard and ketchup on your hands and then lap it up like a dog.
  43. Stand on a chair and act like a monkey for 5 minutes.
  44. Act like a cat and “make bread” on the person sitting beside you.
  45. Go outside and howl, bark, and meow all for 2 minutes.
  46. Making “coo” sounds like a baby, suck on your toe.
  47. Run outside, shout, then run back inside.
  48. Wash your hands with toothpaste.
  49. Brush your teeth with soap.
  50. Imagine that a pillow is a baby. Burp it and then rock it to sleep.
  51. Initiate your neighbors to help you look for your “missing cat.”
  52. Go outside, get in your car and honk the horn 10 times.
  53. Every time someone begins to talk, interrupt by saying, “hey, ya know what?” Keep it up until your next turn.
  54. Take a walk around the block on all fours and bark like a dog.
  55. Call McDonald’s and ask if they sell whoppers.
  56. Call Burger King and ask if they sell big macs.
  57. Call Taco Bell and ask if they sell nuggets.
  58. Sing the theme song from Barney non-stop until your next turn.
  59. Pretend you’re a bird and eat cereal off the floor using only your mouth.
  60. Go up to someone, expose their bare feet, and play “this little piggy went to market” on all their toes.
  61. Every time someone performs a dare, yell, “tis but a mere flesh wound.”
  62. Every time someone tells a truth, yell, “liar.”
  63. Stand in the back yard and yell at the top of your lungs, “I was adopted! Nooooooo.”
  64. Text a friend and tell them their hair is on backward.
  65. Wear your clothes backward for the duration of the game.
  66. Go outside to the trash bin and throw a tantrum because someone put trash in it.
  67. Go outside and pick exactly 40 blades of grass with a pair of tweezers.
  68. Call someone and confess your new-found love for Justin Beiber.
  69. Kiss the person to your right on the cheek.
  70. Sniff the person to your left and tell them they smell bad.
  71. Rub your armpits and then smell your fingers.
  72. Knock on the neighbor’s door and ask if you can park your helicopter in their driveway.
  73. Take someone with you outside in the sight of the neighbors and stare into the sky until someone asks you what you are looking at, then tell them that you saw a UFO.
  74. Text your mom and tell her that you are expecting a baby.
  75. Walk outside frantically carrying an empty leash and approach people asking them if they have seen your pet alligator because it just escaped.
  76. Go into the bathroom and look in the cabinet. Write a short summary of what you find and read it to the group.
  77. Call the nearest gas station and ask them if they sell hemorrhoid cream.
  78. Stop a car that is going down the street and tell them that their wheels are turning.
  79. Close your eyes and let everyone draw on you for 5 minutes.
  80. Tell a bizarre 2-minute story about the night you slept in the woods.
  81. Stand up and dance the twist until your next turn.
  82. Name the person in the room who you think is the best dressed.
  83. Name the person in the room who you think is the worst dressed.
  84. Text your siblings and tell them that you just found out you are adopted.
  85. Make the sound of a dripping faucet until your next turn.
  86. From now until the end of the game, every time you talk, speak like a robot.
  87. Act like a cheerleader and do a cheer about the host of the party.
  88. For the rest of the game, you must only communicate using animal sounds.
  89. Make confetti out of a tissue.
  90. Describe to the group what your last bathroom experience was like.
  91. Get a magazine and go outside. Roll up the magazine, put it on your nose and act and sound like an elephant.
  92. Make a hat out of aluminum foil then put the hat on and post a selfie to social media. Leave the hat on for the duration of the game.
  93. Hang your socks from your ears until the end of the game.
  94. Fill your mouth with water and act like a fountain.
  95. For the rest of the game you must say your name at the beginning and the end of every sentence you speak.
  96. Repeat everything the person to your left says until your next turn.
  97. Choose one inanimate object that is in the room. Now spend the next 2-minutes telling the group what that object is thinking.
  98. Eat a teaspoonful of soy sauce.
  99. Cut out an eyehole in a piece of cheese and a piece of lunchmeat. Place each piece over your eyes and leave them there for the remainder of the game.
  100. You are a seat in a car, for 2-minutes talk to your passengers.
  101. Stand on your head and put your legs against the wall for 2-minutes.
  102. Let the person to the left of you give you a creative hairstyle.
  103. Paint your eyebrows with mayonnaise
  104. Put chocolate syrup on a pickle and eat it.
  105. Tie a towel or blanket around your neck and run outside yelling, “I’m Superman!”
  106. Put strawberry syrup on a carrot and eat it.
  107. Dip cheese in soda and eat it.
  108. Without using your hands, eat an entire carrot while holding it with your toes.
  109. Go outside and pick up the first non-poisonous bug you find then hold onto it for 2-minutes.
  110. Eat a blade of grass.
  111. Spread peanut butter onto a piece of cheese. Roll up the peanut butter cheese and eat it all.
  112. Eat a s’more made with peanut butter, saltines and ketchup.
  113. Dip your feet into raw eggs and then, without cleaning your feet, wear your socks for the remainder of the game.
  114. Using a wooden spoon and a pan, play a drum solo until someone recognizes the song.
  115. Teach the room how to tie a man’s tie. If you don’t know how to tie the tie, then you must use it to tie your hands together for the remainder of the game.
  116. Stand up and professionally introduce yourself to everyone. Now convince them as to why they should vote for you to be the next spokesperson for the elephants.
  117. Drink a glass of water with a smashed-up banana mixed in it.
  118. Go to a neighbor and ask them if you can use their driveway to park your new elephant.
  119. Clean out your belly button and show everyone what you find.
  120. Spend 2-minutes telling everyone about the creatures who live under your toenails.
  121. Style your hair with at least ten paperclips. When you are finished, post a selfie to social media.
  122. Go outside and have a 2-minute conversation with the mailbox while someone makes a video and posts it to social media.
  123. Call Pizza Hut and ask them if they sell hamburgers.
  124. Call Wal-Mart and ask if they sell livestock.
  125. Walk down to the end of the street and back while clucking, pecking, and flapping your arms like a chicken the entire time.
  126. Sit on a balloon and bounce up and down until it breaks.
  127. Peel a banana using only your feet and toes.
  128. Call a car dealership and ask if they have any horse buggies in stock.
  129. Call a car part store and tell them that you need a part for your Model T.
  130. Try to eat a piece of popcorn off your nose with your tongue.
  131. Dig through the trash and name off everything you find.
  132. Lay down on the floor and toss popcorn in your mouth using only your feet. Keep it up until you get at least five pieces into your mouth.
  133. Scoot across the floor using only your elbows.
  134. Mix orange juice with soda and drink it,
  135. Taste a dog treat.
  136. Just like when you were a child, make a blanket fort and stay in there for the next three rounds.
  137. For the rest of the game, the floor is lava. Find other ways to move without touching the floor.
  138. Go around the room and smell everyone’s armpits.
  139. While using the hand gestures, sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” in its entirety on someone’s arm.
  140. Text someone “hey.” Every time they respond say, “hey.” Do this ten times and on the eleventh, reply with “hi.”
  141. Go outside and kiss the ground.
  142. Call a pet store. Tell them that you are babysitting and the baby ran out of formula. Ask them how much the kitten formula is.
  143. Call a Chinese restaurant and order a pizza.
  144. Kiss each toe in the room individually.
  145. Go to the fridge and read out loud all the expiration dates.
  146. Put a breath mint in a glass of orange juice and drink it.
  147. Rub the top of everyone’s head for 1-minute a piece.
  148. Eat a butter stuffed Oreo.
  149. Do the Chicken Dance on Facebook Live for 10-minutes.
  150. Everyone must refer to you as “Captain Bed Wetter” for the rest of the game.

There you have it, 301 truth or dare questions. If you are looking for other fun ideas, check out some of the best card games.

How to Play Cornhole

How to Play Cornhole

Cornhole is a very popular lawn game where players take turns throwing bags filled with corn or beans at an elevated platform with a hole in it. Throwing a bag through the hole on the platform gets 3 points and a bag that lands on the platform gets 1 point. The first player or team to get to 21 points wins the round. You can play one round or best 2 out of 3. Cornhole is similar to the game of Horseshoes, except it is much safer and easier to set up. Horseshoes requires sand pits, metal stakes, and heavy horseshoes. Cornhole uses soft bags filled with corn and portable wooden platforms making it a much safer and more popular choice for outdoor recreation. The game has grown from humble beings into a very well known game with its own lingo and official leagues and associations all over the world. Cornhole can be played just about anywhere and by people of all ages. The only skill needed is the ability to accurately toss a bag 24-30 feet at a platform with a hole in it. You can move the platform in closer if kids are playing. This way you can involve the entire family.

Cornhole Rules and Regulations

The game of Cornhole is easy to set up and the rules are very simple to follow. There is some variation to the rules depending on who you ask. We will cover the basics and give a general overview. The only equipment required is two elevated platforms, two sets of bags, a scorecard, and two or four players. The bags come in sets of four and it is recommended that they are different colors for easy identification. Each bag is filled with dried corn or beans, measuring 6 x 6 inches and should weigh 14-16 ounces. It is recommended to use a heavy duty material like double stitched nylon or canvas. The size of the wooden or plastic platform is 2 feet wide x 4 feet long and has a 6 inch wide hole centered 9 inches from the top of the platform. It should have a smooth painted surface. The platform is angled with the back edge of the board 12 inches above the ground and 3-4 inches from the ground at the front. This forms roughly a 90 degree angle.  It is also recommended that sides are enclosed. This makes it easier to tell if the bag actually goes through the hole instead of going through an open side of the platform. Now that you have all the items needed for playing let’s take a look at the rules more in depth.

Distance Between Cornhole Platforms

The playing area should be a minimum of 8 feet wide by 45 feet long. Facing the court in a North to South direction if possible is a good idea because it helps reduce the effects of the sun. Remember to keep the playing area clean and free from obstructions and distractions. A normal regulation court places the platforms anywhere from 24-30 feet apart from the front of one platform to the other. A distance of 21 feet is recommended for children and juniors. The imaginary line parallel to the front of the platforms is also the foul line that you cannot step over when tossing the bags. The bags may be tossed from either side of the platform in a 3 x 4 foot rectangle. You must stay inside of this area while tossing the bag. You can choose to toss from either side but must stay on that side for the entire round.  If you are playing doubles (check out our 67 cornhole team names) matches the players stand on both sides of the platform and alternate turns tossing the corn bags.

Cornhole Scoring

The first person or team to score 21 points or more wins the round. You do not need to win by 2 points or more as in some other games. All players or teams must be allowed to finish pitching their 4 bags per inning. For example, if the player or team that pitches first reaches 21 points the other team must be allowed to finish the inning as well. In the event of a tie the players keep pitching 4 bags per inning until someone ends up with a higher score. The player scores points by tossing the corn filled bag at the platform. Tossing a bag through the circular hole on the platform is called a “Cornhole” or “Corn Bag In The Hole” and is worth 3 points. A corn bag that comes to rest on the platform and is knocked through by another toss or an act of god also counts as “Corn Bag In The Hole” and is worth 3 points. A corn bag that does not go through the hole but lands on the platform and remains in place throughout the inning is called an “Ace” or “Corn Bag In The Count” and is worth 1 point. The bag must not touch the ground before landing on the platform or it is a foul and removed from play. If a corn bag is tossed and determined to be a foul while knocking off a bag that is resting on the platform that bag must be returned to its original position. If the bag lands anywhere else not touching the platform it is called a foul or “Corn Bag Out Of The Count” and is not worth any points. Another form of a foul is stepping over the line or out of the pitchers box. This is also called a “Corn Bag Out Of The Count” and is worth zero points. Corn bags that do not land on the platform or go through the hole must be removed from the field of play and count for zero points. All corn bags except fouls must be left where they are thrown until the inning is over. Other versions of the rules allow a round to be won when one team scores anywhere from 7-11 points and the other team scores zero. This is known as a “Skunk” or “Shutout.”

Cancellation Scoring

Typically, a method of counting scores per inning called cancellation scoring is used. There are a couple different versions we will go over. In the first version of cancellation scoring, bags that are tossed through the hole or land on the platform are either cancelled out or added depending on what the opposing side tosses. For example, if the first player or team tosses 1 bag through the hole and 2 on the platform totaling 5 points, and the second player or team only tosses 2 bags on the platform for two points, the 2 bags on the platform are cancelled out for both teams and the first team gets to keep 3 points for the bag in the hole.  Another example would be if the first player or team only tosses 1 bag through the hole and the second player or team tosses 2 bags on the platform, no points would be cancelled out and the first side would receive 3 points for the bag in the hole and the second side would receive 2 points for the bags on the platform. The other version of cancellation scoring works by adding up the scores for both sides and awarding the difference in points the side with the highest point total. An example of this version of cancellation scoring would be the first side scoring 7 points total and the second side scoring 5 points total. The winning side would be awarded the 2 point difference.

Playing the Game

Cornhole can be played as either singles or doubles matches. When playing a doubles match the four players split up into two teams. One member from each team pitches from one cornhole platform and the other members pitch from the other. In singles play the contestants stand at the same platform and each one player may choose a specific side to toss from for the inning. You must only toss from one side per inning. The players on opposing teams always alternate tossing. A cornhole match can broke down into multiple rounds of play where you toss 4 bags per inning. As mentioned before the round is won when one side scores 21 points or more. You have 20 seconds from the time you step into the pitchers box to toss the bag. It is considered a foul if the toss is not delivered within 20 seconds of stepping into the box and you lose a turn. If you step over the foul line or out of the pitchers box it is also a foul worth zero points and counts as a turn. If the bag accidentally leaves the players hand during a toss it counts as a turn. The player with the high score in the previous inning pitches first in the next inning. If no one scored in the previous inning, the team who previously pitched last will pitch first in the next inning. Each player or team is also allowed two timeouts per match. They may use this time out to walk up to the platform and examine the position of the bags on the platform.

Cornhole Tips

–  It is recommended to use a highly visible scoreboard. This allows players to keep an eye on the scoring and make sure everything is correct at the end of the inning.

– Any discrepancies in scoring or rules should be brought to the attention of the judge or person keeping score immediately.

–  Do not make distracting movements or noises during your opponents turn.

–  Perfecting the corn toss is crucial to becoming a great cornhole player. Learning to spin the corn bag while throwing will stabilize it and allow for a more accurate toss.  It is also important to try and throw the bag so it arcs 5-10 feet above the ground.  You want the bag to land on the platform at an angle to lessen the impact and stick in place when it lands.

– Make sure the surface of your platforms is sanded smooth and painted.

– It is typically deemed acceptable to ask a teammate or spectator for advice on where to throw the next pitch. This is a good idea because there is a lot of strategy involved in the game of Cornhole.

–  The distance between boards dictates how hard it is. If you are having trouble scoring it may be a good idea to move the boards closer together.

– During hot, dry weather the bags and surface may become very slick.  You can either spray the bags with water to help them stick or bring the platforms closer together.

– Find a comfortable stance for throwing that works well for you. Most people like to step forward with their opposite foot and then throw with their dominant hand. Others stand still and toss, while some step and throw with their dominant side.  There is no right or wrong, just make sure it feels natural and relaxed.

– When beginning don’t focus on trying to focus on throwing the bag through the hole every time. Instead focus on just tossing the bags on the platform and letting it slide through the hole or scoring points from a “Corn In The Count.”

– Learn to master the 4 essential shots.  The “Slider” is when you land the bag on the front of the board about six inches from the hole and let it slide through.  The “Blocker” is when you land the bag in front of the hole to prevent your opponent from using the “Slider.” The “Push” is using your bag to either knock your opponents bag out of the way or to nudge a previous toss on the platform through the hole. The final and hardest shot to master is the “Cornhole.” This is when you toss your bag straight through the hole.

Origins of Cornhole

There are many theories on the origin of Cornhole.  Some people say the game originated way back in the 14th century in Germany. Others say the game was created when the Blackhawk Indian Tribe of Illinois filled up animals skins with dried corn and tossed them around. Some theories even point to a Kentucky farmer making a game out of throwing dried corn cobs into a trash can in the 1800’s. No matter who invented it, the game today is one of the most popular and exciting outdoor activities for people of all ages!

You should now be equipped with all the information you need to know how to play cornhole. Make sure you check out our list of best cornhole board wraps.

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11 Fridge Magnet Activities for Kids

Fun Fridge Magnet Activities

To entertain your little ones, all you need is a few magnets. Better yet, magnets are all you need to educate your kids with various fun activities. From those who are homeschooled and needing a few extra projects to those who need a few ideas for the summer while there is not school, there are hundreds of activities that offer hours of enjoyment. Simply begin by grabbing your magnets, metal objects and other household things you have lying around and read through these amazingly simple ideas.

Fun Magnetic Scavenger Hunt

Give your child a fridge magnet to take around your home or classroom. Have your child or children practice by finding objects that are magnetic. Have them make a list of the objects they found or draw a picture. This is fun for all ages! Whoever finds the most objects wins!

Needle in a Haystack

Give each child a stick with a magnet tied to it. Place a large amount of objects in a bin or box such as pencils, shoes, paper clips, crumbled paper, etc. Have the children “fish” for magnetic items using their poles. You can split them into groups to make this a fun game for all.

Twist on the Haystack

Place the letter and number magnets in a bin of random items. Allow each child to fish for the letters and put them in the correct order as they find them.

How Strong? 

Give each child in your group a different size magnet. Have each child find objects that the magnet can hold, starting off small. Have each child continue with this until they find an object that the magnet cannot hold. This test of strength is a great learning activity for all age groups.

Spelling

Give each child a metal cookie sheet with a set of letter magnets. Call out spelling words for them and allow them to search for the correct letters to place on their sheet. You can create a game by seeing who can spell the fastest.

Math

Give each child a metal cookie sheet and a set of numbers and math symbol magnets. Allow them to create their own equations and then trade them with a partner. Have the partner answer the question using their magnets.

Floating Paperclip

Magnets are amazing! Have each child take a paper clip to a string and hold it. Have another child take a magnet and move it towards the paperclip. The string will not allow it to touch, so it will hover in the air.

Magnet Painting

Use your fridge magnets as stencils for custom cards, paintings and more! Give each child a set of different size magnets and let me create their own work of art!

Funny Sentences

Give each child a set of letter magnets and let the games begin. Allow each child to create a word with their magnet. If you have more than one child in the group, let them add another word and so on. The sentence will take on a funny structure and the story will continue.

Funny Face

Find some random fridge magnets and allow each child to make the funniest face they can imagine on the fridge or a metal sheet.

Close Your Eyes

Give each child some random letter magnets. Blindfold each child and have them place the letters on the fridge in front of them. Guessing what each letter is by touching it, have them come up with a word with the magnets. They may…or may not…have the correct spelling when they peek.

Magnets are an amazing and budget friendly way to enjoy time with the kids or educate your students. Enjoy the fun by trying these various activities!