Get A Move On

Then place three tennis balls in the center of the cones, holding them in place with duct tape. (This is the point of the nose.) Finally, mold chicken wire around the cones to make the bridge of the nose. Be sure all ends of the chicken wire are wrapped around other wires to avoid injuries.

To make the papier-mache paste, mix one part flour with two parts water until the mixture is the consistency of thick paste. More flour or water can be added to thin or thicken the paste. Add a few tablespoons of salt to prevent mold. Then spread the paste on strips of newspaper over the chicken wire.

To make green slime, mix the following ingredients into separate bowls:

  • Bowl one–Mix unsweetened green punch mix, 1/3 cup of warm water, and two bottles of white non-toxic glue.
  • Bowl two–Mix 1-2/3 cups of water and two teaspoons of Borax.

Then mix the two bowls together, and knead the slime until it is soft and free of excess water.

Mousetrap Fishing

Remove the head of a broom from the handle. Use the handle as a fishing pole, twine as the fishing line, and a heavy metal weight for the bait. Place mousetraps in an empty kiddy pool to act as the fish.

Participants fish for the mousetraps by dangling the weight over the trap until it snaps. Keep all fingers and hands out of the pool until the game is over and all traps have been set off.

Balance Ball

Five people each hold the end section of a piece of string attached to a center ring that is 2 inches in diameter. Place a golf ball on the ring. The team must hold the string, walk 25 feet, and deposit the ball in a bucket without letting the ball touch the ground (if it does, participants must start over).

After the mission is successfully completed, make the size of the ball larger to make it harder to balance on the small ring. The second ball is a tennis ball followed by a baseball, a softball, and finally a soccer ball.

Jared R. Knight is the manager of Programs and Human Resources at Aspen Grove Family Camp and Conference Center in Provo, Utah. He is the author of five books published by Healthy Learning: 101 Creative Programs for Children, 101 Age-Appropriate Camp Activities, 101 Games and Activities to Strengthen Families, 101 Swimming Pool Games and Activities and 101 Games and Activities that Teach Leadership and Teamwork. He can be reached via e-mail at jared_knight@byu.edu.

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