Junie had made this "Five Stones" game. I thought it a fun idea and tucked it away in my brain for future use. This was the year I brought out the idea and did something with it.
I like to do a small gift at the table for our Christmas dinner guests. Each of the male guests at the table will receive one of these. I used five different wool fabrics for the stones and filled them with flax seeds.
Five Stones Tutorial and instructions for playing the game. It's like jacks. This game is also called Cinco Marias in Brazil. It seems to be played, with varying versions, around the world. I copied the Brazilian instructions and the Israeli instructions onto a card to tuck into the bags.
I thought it might be too simple, but my husband and I played last night and there were little "stones" flying all over the place. It's a fun thing to have on a coffee table or to take on a trip to entertain children of all ages!