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Lost in the Forest

Age Range: All age groups

Players Required: 1 or more, plus parent

Materials: Pieces of paper, with a different animal name on each one, hidden outdoors in various places. 1 animal per player.

Directions: Send the players out to find one lost animal each. When a player finds one, he puts the animal name in his pocket, doesn’t tell anyone what it is, and quietly returns to the start.

When all the players are back, sit them in a circle and let them take turns to describe what they have found, giving clues to allow the others toguess what the animal is. For example: I have scales, I can do a “death roll”, have sharp teeth, I look like a log = Crocodile.

If only one or two players are playing, place several names of animals in the woods for the children to collect, so that they can give clues for two or three different animals, instead of just one.

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Instructions: How to Make a Bed

Think

General Knowledge Quiz #10

See if you know the answers to these questions. If you don’t, find out from an encyclopaedia.

Science

  1. Name the eight planets in order from the Sun.
  2. What is the name of our nearest star (apart from the Sun)?
  3. How long would it take us to get there, if we could travel at the speed of light?

English

  1. What is personification?
  2. What is onomatopoeia?

Music

  1. Name the woodwind instruments.
  2. What was Ravel’s Bolero famous for?

 
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Science
  1. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
  2. Alpha Centauri
  3. 4.5 years
English
  1. A literary technique that gives human qualities to inanimate objects
  2. A word that imitates the sound it is describing e.g. quack, swish, meow
Music
  1. Piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, English horn, recorder
  2. Constant repetition of the same melody, starting quietly and slowly building up to a crescendo.