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TrentSketch
« on: August 06, 2008 05:44:16 PM »

Basically, I taught music, drama, and dance at a local summer camp this year. Their carnival was two days ago, and I was told the day before that I needed to come up with some kind of booth activity for the campers to visit whenever they wanted.

This is the result:

Bottom View - clearer picture of the board


Top View - what the player sees


Video - the game in action

This is a 40x60 1/8" black foam core sheet, three dowels sprayed blue, about 120 neon golf tees, green popsicle sticks, and some green paint to show them where to start. Each player had three tries to roll a ball (red, blue, orange, or yellow) down the board and get it into the green popsicle stick scoring zones. Winners received a fun foam animal sticker that magically held up when they all ran to the waterslide afterwards.

Since it was just golf tees going into the foam core, I could move and adjust the pegs throughout the day depending on who was coming.  I made it nearly impossible for the pre-K and kindergarten students to miss, but much more challenging for the 4th and 5th graders to score. Everyone could play until they won, depending on the time available for the group.

It was a huge hit and the line only died down for the snack break halfway through the day.
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TheSleepyKnitter
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008 06:39:32 PM »

Wow, brilliant last-minute plan! Looks like a lot of fun for the little guys. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008 07:08:55 PM »

That's pretty awesome.  It reminds me of Plinko, which was the most -awesome- game on The Price is Right!  It's no wonder the kids enjoyed it!  I may be working a booth at a little local carnival type thing in my hometown, and this looks like it would be the perfect game.  Very cool Smiley
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kaymadben
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008 08:21:55 PM »

That's pretty awesome.  It reminds me of Plinko, which was the most -awesome- game on The Price is Right!  It's no wonder the kids enjoyed it!  I may be working a booth at a little local carnival type thing in my hometown, and this looks like it would be the perfect game.  Very cool Smiley

I said the same thing...Look! Homemade plinko game! Only I you didn't tell the kids "Bob, you are going to play Plinko for a chance to win 25 THOOUUUUUUSAND DOLLARS!!" Must've been a lot of fun!
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