Here is a sample of the questions and group challenges:
The Tacoma Rainers baseball team is sending their team mascot to the library for a meet and greet. What is the mascots name? What animal is it?
The Pacific Science Center is bringing their Mathfinder Science Show to the library. Each scorekeeper is given 4 dice. The team with the highest roll gets a point.
What is the official start date of the summer reading program?
The library is having two superhero events. Name 5 superheroes.
The library will be showing the movie The Man Who Walked Between the Towers followed by building towers with marshmallows and toothpicks. Each table has a set of straw connectors. The table with the tallest free standing structure gets a point for their team.
In one of our superhero events you can learn to sew a superhero cape and mask. Who is the famous superhero costume designer who claims that no superhero should wear capes?
A packet of Wikki Stix is one of the registration prize choices. Each table has 2 Wikki Stix and must create a butterfly.
How many hours do you need to read to get a free book and other goodies?
This game went over really well. The kids seemed to like the mixture of questions and group challenges. Almost everyone had a chance to get involved. I only had one class of 6th graders who wanted nothing to do with it. The school librarian warned me about this class before hand and we had a plan in place for when they chose as a group that talking among themselves was more important than listening to me.
I look forward to trying a game like this next year during my summer reading talks at the schools.