I'm excited to share with you all some of the crazy fun that we had in my class this past week! My sixth graders had their graduation on Wednesday night, so we are spending our last few days celebrating! In my previous years when I taught primary, my kids LOVED Minute To Win It games, so I decided I'd make this big kid appropriate and add in some extra messiness and competition!
The night before, I made a quick list of all of the items I needed to grab at the store. For the games we played in this post, we needed: petroleum jelly, cotton balls, 2-3 cans whipped topping, bubble gum, paper plates, donuts, string, straws, and Skittles (or M&Ms or Smarties). I already had a handful of these items in my closet at school, so I only spent around $12.
After each team split up the cards, I went over scoring. Teams got 3 points for attempting the game, 5 points for successfully completing it in a minute or less, and 4 points for completing it in 5 minutes or less.
Now for the games... First up: Stick It!
To play Stick It, students rub petroleum jelly all over their nose and have to transfer a certain number of cotton balls from the desk to a plate using only their noses. I chose to have them move 7 cotton balls since they're headed to 7th grade, and because I really didn't know how long it would take (I wasn't going to test it out at home if I didn't have to)... I would suggest challenging your students with 10 if you do this! It was HILARIOUS! Just make sure they have a decent amount of petroleum jelly on their noses. :)
I didn't get as many good photos of this one because it was clearly a little messy!