Race to the Place!

Over the holidays we got a new puzzle that has the main organs and circulatory system on one side and bones on the other side. After we finished putting it together, we devised a new game:

Race to the Placeā„¢!

How to play:

  1. Get some small stuffies (seen below)
  2. One stuffy will be the “teacher”
  3. The “teacher” will call out an organ
  4. The other stuffies need to race to that place!
  5. If they get it right, they get a point

For example, the teacher would say “Race to the place….. the appendix!!”
Below you can see only two stuffies got it right.

Zebra has been known to get things really wrong which makes us all laugh

I gotta say, I’m learning all my organs really well.
Might move on to the bones pretty soon.

Halloween Candy Chute

I made a candy chute for Halloween this year and I thought it turned out pretty good:

What I used:

  • One 10-foot PVC pipe, 3 inches wide
  • A sawhorse at the base where I screwed it on to
  • Metal perforated straps to secure the pipe
  • Christmas lights for decor
  • Candy

What I need to improve for next year:

  • The pipe width of 3 inches is not great for some candies, especially ones in flat square packaging – resulted in a lot of stuck candy. I need a wider pipe or smaller, heavier candy
  • I need a method to unclog the candy. Maybe a large stick or a shop vac, or some dead rats