|Real-life Angry Birds!|
This time, I didn't have the entire weekend. I had to come up with an activity for the Grade 8s who were coming to visit today. It had to be short because it was part of a race around our school So a student of mine suggested a minute to win it style game, and then I came across some videos of Angry Birds in real life. I put this all together in just a few hours and for less than $20- so you can too!
|Red foam ball with a Silhouette Cameo face and the slingshot|
3 red foam balls - Dollarama - $3
3 packages of punch balloons for the green balloon pigs - Dollarama - $3 (6 left over!)
a pair of bungee cords - Dollarama - $1 (1 left over)
various cardboard boxes - grocery store - FREE :)
paper, glue tape and tape - FREE at home
scrap fabric - FREE
paper roll - IKEA - $4
I used my Silhouette Cameo (great invention or the greatest invention?) and my printer to print and cut out the faces for the 3 red birds and pigs. I used glue tape to attach their faces. I like the Recollections brand, but the dollar store glue tape I had at school worked fine for the pigs.
|Balloon pig with a Silhouette Cameo face :)|
|My Grade 12s operating the slingshot|
So the kids worked as a team of three (one on either side of the slingshot and the third aiming and shooting) and they had a blast. We were able to move through the activity quickly and I had enough time between the groups to reset.
Just be careful not to expose the pigs to head-on shots. The first bird to strike a pig head-on before the kids came in actually blew up! So we were down to two pigs for the rest of the day.
It was a lot of fun exposing the Grade 8 kids to Physics and what we do in class. They seemed like they had a really fun day and are becoming less and less scared to enter high school. But the Grade 8s couldn't have all the fun! My Grade 12 students got to play after their quiz today and made some interesting "levels".
|The Grade 12s came up with their own "levels"|