If you’ve ever been in a pillow fight, you know how great it feels to swing that soft, feathery pillow. And we love that “foomf” sound when the pillow thumps the other person. It turns out grown-ups love pillow fights just as much as kids. Today 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 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: Grab a pillow, and thump it on your bed (or on a person who’s okay with it) 5 times while you count!
Little kids: If the 2nd pillow fighter is dressed like a pirate, and so are the 4th and the 6th…what number is the next pirate? Bonus: If your pillow has 20 feathers but 5 come out during the fight, what numbers do you count down from 20 as they fall?
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: Count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!
Little kids: The 8th person. Bonus: 19, 18, 17, 16, 15.
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.