Olivia Goes to Venice, by Ian Falconer
DEWEY'S AMAZING RACE!
000s: Find It or Beat It
Find It: Kids assemble a puzzle of a tourist site
Beat It: One of the coldest inhabited places is Resolute, Canada, with an average temperature of -16 C. Kids must get a toy from the bottom of a bucket of ice water, to see what it's like to live cold!
Kids must complete one of several available logic puzzles.
200s: Hit or Myth
Hit: Kids have to hit a croquet ball through two arches to pass
Myth: Kids have to play Poseidon and blow a small boat across a tub, avoiding the rocky obstacles.
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300s: Suavities or Celebrate
Suavities: Kids have to practice their manners and deplorment and walk 10 steps with a book on their head.
Celebrate: N'cwala is a Zambian harvest celebration. Do their warrior dance! Hold a stick in your right hand and a shield in your left. Right knee and arm go up, then left knee and arm. Repeat five times.
400s: Verbal vs. Sign
Verbal: Kids must match the word "Hello" in many different languages to the language of origin.
Sign: As we learned in "Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything," the kids must perform Chinese vs. American signs to answer a series of questions.
500s: To the Moon
Kids drop a clothespin rocket over their shoulder into a wide mouthed container. Two rockets must make it to the moon for the kids to pass.
600s: Eat It!
Kids make a modified Charlotte Russe from Russia. They spread chocolate pudding on a slice of pound cake. Then they top with whipped cream and a piece of fruit!
700s: Fold or Fly
Fold: Kids must create a simple peice of origami. We made samuri hats!
Fly: Kids must fold a paper airplane and fly it into a bucket labled with a travel destination.
800s: Recite or Write
Recite: Kids must recite a poem together. We used Shel Silverstein's "Me and You."
Write: The kids must fill out a mad lib and read it to the judges.
900s: Here or There
Here: Kids must answer a series of questions about their home state. (ie: state name, capitol, bird, tree, flower, rock, etc.)
There: Kids have to find a selection of countries on a world map.
We Were Rewarded!: