In Face the Cookie, you have to move a cookie from your forehead to your mouth, without using your hands. This was hilarious! My two youngest daughters spent yesterday practicing this event ... in preparation for the party and competing against the "big kids".
For Suck it Up, the girls transferred M&Ms from one plate to another, using a straw. Extra bonus at the end? You get to eat all the M&Ms ... what's not to love about that?
Pencil Backflip was a hit! You place pencils on the backside of your hand, then flip them into the air and catch them with the same hand you flipped them with. Start with one pencil and add an extra one each time you successfully catch them. One of the girls (the birthday girl) got up to 9 pencils!
A Bit Dicey was a bit harder than it looks. The girls had to stack 5 dice onto a popsicle stick held in their mouths, then balance them for 5 seconds. Five for Five!
Card Ninja was a blast! We had to keep moving the line forward so their cards would actually hit the watermelon (I'm pretty sure the wind outside wasn't helping). Eventually, a few of them got the wrist flick trick, and one of the girls stuck about 8 cards into the watermelon!
In Nose Dive, the girls had to transfer cotton balls from one bowl to another, with the help of a little vasoline on their noses. A little messy - but when they were finished they went for a swim ... how perfect is that?
I had a few more games planned, but only had time for the ones I have pictured. I guess we'll be having a few more minute to win it games at home tomorrow. ;)
The whole time I was planning the party, I kept thinking about how much fun this would be in the class! I totally want to do this as a special activity day - maybe right before Christmas? I could keep it rigorous by having the students create posters advertising the activities they made up (media / visual arts), procedure writing for the activity, maybe even some graphing. Can't wait!!!