Activity Set 1

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Number Relay

Age Range: All age groups
Players Required: 1 or more, plus parent
Materials: Chalk, watch with a second hand

Directions: Mark out lines across the ground, as shown below, and include various numbers from 1 to 13, one in each zone:

Start   I   2   I   4   I   3   I   5   I   1 I   6   I   12   I   Return to Start

Stand the players at the starting line and tell them that when their name is called out, it is their turn to run down to the other end of the course and back again, placing the required number of body parts in each zone, according to the number written in that section.

For example: five could equal two feet, two hands and a head touching the ground; twelve could equal two thumbs, eight fingers and two feet!

Players must decide for themselves how to arrange their own bodies.

When all the players have run once, repeat the game, but this time, see who can run the course in the shortest time. This player wins the game.

Write

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Think

General Knowledge Quiz #1

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

Geography

Name the continents in which these countries are located. Only use an atlas if you get stuck:

  1. Surinam
  2. The Congo
  3. The Ukraine
  4. New Guinea
  5. Nepal
  6. Chad
  7. Iceland
History
  1. Name the six wives of Henry VIII.
  2. Who was the grandson of Genghis Khan?
Maths
  1. What is a ‘googol’?
  2. What is a ‘googolplex’?
  3. What is a googol squared?

 
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Geography
  1. Surinam – South America
  2. The Congo – Africa
  3. The Ukraine – Europe
  4. New Guinea – Australasia
  5. Nepal – Asia
  6. Chad – Africa
  7. Iceland – Europe
History
  1. The six wives of Henry VIII were Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, Katherine Parr.
  2. The grandson of Genghis Khan was Kublai Khan
Maths
  1. A ‘googol’ is 10 to the power of one hundred
  2. A ‘googolplex’ is 10 to the power of a google
  3. A googol squared is 10 to the power of two hundred