Our first activity, was the ‘don’t tip the iceberg’ challenge. We had 10 groups of 6 and we had to place all of the penguins onto a separate section without the iceberg tipping and the penguins falling! The tricks were to take it in turns, place 2 penguins on opposite sides at a time and stay away from the iceberg so you didn’t tip it!
We then moved onto the road puzzle. We had different road types to connect to make a road that moves smoothly and without any dead ends. My group found this quite easy as we were all really good at puzzles. We had things like roundabouts, strait roads, T junctions, Cross junctions and bendy roads.
In activity three, we had a wooden, hexagon shaped template and we had LOADS of irregular quadrilaterals and we had to fill the hexagon. BUT there was a twist! We had to complete the hexagon without the same colours touching! I found this one really easy but some of the other groups found it rather hard!
Activity 4 was REALLY hard!! We had to complete 2 structures with 7 blocks but… they were all different lengths and colours. Each block had a certain place on each model. We had to make these models with nothing but a photo. Some blocks had holes, some didn’t! And the terrests had to be at a certain height. With a lot of Teamwork and Courage we managed to complete them both in around 10 minutes!
The next activity was rather fun! We had lots of different transparent pipes that we had to conjoin. We couldn’t have any holes unblocked by the time we had finished. Ours ended up looking like a strange 4 with a box attached at the bottom! We did this quite easily!
Activity 6 was making a large square using: 2 large triangles, 2 tiny triangles, 1 oblong, 1 square and 1 medium triangle. My group found this one quite hard, we kept on trying but got into a few disagreements. We didn’t complete this activity because we had to move onto the next one…
Hypnosis (Activity 7)
Hypnosis was our last activity, we had a metal black and white swirl and we had to spin it. First of all we looked at the back of our hand, it was growing and had some sort of bubbly effect. Then we looked at somebody’s face it was extending and had a starry effect on their skin. Finally we looked at the ceiling, nothing really worked on this one for me. It didn’t work on everyone but that was completely normal, it just meant that their brain works quicker than other peoples!
I really hope they can come back soon!