Icebreakers Candy Cane
Play a game of
Candy canes and a stick. Be
sure the candy canes are
wrapped in plastic as they are
almost guaranteed to break
into a number of small pieces
during game play. For indoor
games you can either drive a
nail into a flat piece of wood or
turn a table or stool over and
use one of the legs as the post.
• In the manner of playing
horseshoes, the objective is
to take turns to toss the
candy cane at an upright
• Place a stick vertically
somewhere in the ground.
• Then participants take turns
throwing candy canes
(underhand) at it.
• A game is divided into rounds
and each round constitutes
the pitching of two candy
canes by each contestant.
• In each round, the one with
the highest score goes first .
• The objective of the game is
to get your candy cane
• A candy cane must be within six
(6) inches of the stake to score.
• A candy cane that first strikes the
ground outside the target area or
rebounds from behind the stake
cannot be scored, nor can any
candy cane thrown from an invalid
• A “ringer” (3 points) is a candy
cane that encircles the stake so
that a straight edge could touch
the two prongs without touching
• The closest cane from each pair
scores 1 point. A leaning shoe
has no value over one touching
• The points are scored according
to the position of the shoes at
the round’s end, that is, after the
contestants have each thrown
two candy canes.
• This means it is possible for the
second player to knock the
opponents candy canes either
away or closer to the stake.
Read about the
significance of the Candy
Cane to the Birth of
Christ in the “Legend of
the Candy Cane”
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