During the last week of school, I was searching through Pinterest for some creative ideas to use with my students. I found some really cute, simple ideas from http://tunstalltimes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/our-last-day-in-pictures.html. I took those ideas and rolled them into Mrs. Riggs' Summer Break Olympics. I then designed this score sheet to go along with the selected activities. The three activities I selected were Cup Races, Cotton Ball Pile Up, and Traveling Wafer.
You need two solo cups, enough straws for each of your students, and a long table surface.Two students compete against each other by blowing a solo cup to the other side of the table with a straw. The first person to have their cup fall off the the edge is the winner. I had a stop watch and had the students listen for their time when their cup fell. They then wrote their time down on their time sheet. Once everyone had competed, we compared times and 'crowned' a winner!
Cotton Ball Pile Up:
You need cotton balls, paper plates, and Vaseline
Simply at one end of a line of desks I had a plate full of cotton balls and at the other end I had an empty plate for the students to transfer the cotton balls. I put Vaseline on each student's nose, then I timed them for a minute to see how many cotton balls they could transfer without using their hands. When the minute was up, the students counted the number of cotton balls they were able to transfer and wrote the number down on their score sheet. Once again once the all scored were in, we crowned a winner.
You need about 7-9 wafers for each student
The students placed a wafer on top their foreheads and have to move it down their mouths by just using face muscles. I gave them two minutes to see how many successful attempts they could make. This was hilarious to watch and the students had so much fun! There was also a winner crowned for highest number of successful attempts.