If you’ve ever slept over at a friend’s house, you know that that’s a great time to have a pillow fight. Swinging a soft, feathery pillow feels great, and we love that “foomf” sound when the pillow thumps the other person. As much as kids love this, it turns out grown-ups like pillow fights just as much. Earlier this month, cities around the world held International Pillow Fight Day, where in some places hundreds of pillow-throwing people showed up to strut their stuff(ing). A lot of folks even wear costumes to the party, showing up as pirates, giraffes, bananas and more. So how many pillows flew – and how many held together till the end?
Wee ones: This was the 7th pillow fight ever. What numbers would you say to count those battles?
Little kids: If the 2nd pillow fighter to join in is dressed like a pirate, and so are the 4th and the 6th…what number is the next pirate? Bonus: While this was the 7th worldwide pillow fight ever, New York City has held it more than that. If they’ve held 4 more pillow fights, how many have they had?
Big kids: If you and 9 friends have a pillow fight, and 1/2 of you have 1 pillow apiece while the other 1/2 of you have 2 pillows each, how many pillows are there in total? Bonus: If there are 4 times as many feather pillows as fake pillows in that pile, how many pillows could explode into feathers?
Wee ones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7.
Little kids: The 8th person. Bonus: 11 pillow fights.
Big kids: 15 pillows, since 1/2 the kids have 5 in total, and the other 1/2 have 10 in total. Bonus: 12 feather pillows.