The grade 4/5 group (Pine Trees) really enjoys extreme challenges and games, so the educators surprised them one Thursday afternoon with the grossest game they have have ever played.
Each player was given a card that they could use if their spin landed on something they simply could not bear. However, the card could only be used once - after that the player had to taste whatever fate handed them.
Facing an opponent, the children had to solve a riddle in one minute or less to be "saved" from having to spin the grossest wheel EVER and tasting some interesting items. Each player had their hands poised over a bell, ready to ring it. If they solved the riddle first, they were spared a spin.
If the riddle wasn't solved in time, or the player gave an incorrect answer, it was off to the wheel!
To add a little extra excitement, we included a spot on the wheel that said "NOT GROSS". And if they were lucky enough to land on it, they could either take a piece of candy OR take their chances on a Beanboozled Jellybean!
Here's a few action shots:
When everyone had a few turns and we had run out of riddles to solve, the group decided to challenge each other with rock/papr/scissors, to keep the fun going.
Finally, they began to challenge the staff. Team Leader Amberly was the first brave adult to get into the fun! She landed on "Mystery Mush" and judging by the photos, it was really, really gross!
We even had a very special guest pop in for a few rounds! Mr. Moore, our school Vice-Principal, challenged his son - and LOST! How was that jellybean, Mr. Moore? Looks like maybe it was kind of....gross!
Despite the sour faces in these pictures, we had a really great time exploring flavours and textures we may not be all that familiar with. Hidden in the fun of this afternoon was a subtle lesson in being brave and venturing outside of our comfort zones to have new and interesting experiences. Many of the participants found they quite enjoyed some things that they initially thought were probably pretty gross, like soft tofu, black olives, and raw ginger. Heads up parents and guardians, your child may have developed a new love for a new food after this.
Wheel 1 Ingredients: Raw ginger paste, soft tofu, cocoa, black olives, Mystery Mush (mashed chickpeas & Kala namak), raw onion, guacamole
Wheel 2 Ingredients: Lemon juice, vinegar, lime juice, pickle juice, olive juice, Mystery Mash (mushed bananas), Pea Water (from the chickpeas in Mystery Mush)