Friday, November 2, 2012

Mess-Free Apple Bobbing

I was never very good at math, but here's how I solved a recent word problem:

Halloween party + 27 fifth graders + 30 minutes + tiny classroom  = Trick or Treat Apple Bobbing

I created this game for my son's class. Something quick, easy and fun. 

While everyone sat at their desks eating copious amounts of party snacks, I had each student come up to the apple-bobbing bucket, put a pair of plastic vampire teeth in their mouth, and attempt to "bite" an apple prize out of the bucket. The apples were silly items I had gotten at the dollar store and wrapped in red tissue paper. Students either got a trick or a treat. Some of the treats included: cotton candy, cookies, and inflatable halloween toys. Some of the tricks included: rubber snakes, whoopie cushions, toothbrushes and bars of soap. 

See, even word problems can be fun.


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