*****Be sure to check out our lastest Hunger Games Party posted on March 9, 2012****
We had our Hunger Games party a few days ago and both teachers and students had a great time. Below I will share every little detail of our party. If you have any questions, please let me know. Twelve people (the gamemakers) worked on this including 3 math teachers, 1 social studies teacher, 2 reading, 1 computer, 1 English, 1 assistant principal, 2 media specialists, and the media secretary. I work in a terrific school!
Basically, we divided the students into 8 groups (districts) of 4 or 5 students each. Each district received a scorecard and each gamemaker received a schedule. Since the party was held after school, we had to work within an hour and 15 minute time frame since students had to leave at 3:45. Don't panic if this doesn't make sense right now, links to everything are provided below.
There were 3 main activities:
Triva - 4 groups at a time (30 minutes)
Cornucopia challenge - 2 groups at a time (15 minutes)
Physical challenge - 2 groups at a time (15 minutes)
Half of the students (4 districts) began in Trivia. (The other 4 districts were divided between the Cornucopia and Physical challenges.) While completing the trivia contest, students also received a Hunger Game button that we made and entered their names into a raffle for the next book Mockingjay. We are a 7/8 middle school - so we had a raffle for the seventh grade (the winner will pick up the book in the fall here). The high school media specialist came and will provide the book for the winner of the eighth grade on the first day of high school - media relations at its finest! We held the trivia contest in the cafe and students had snacks (trial mix and juice boxes) while they worked on the questions. Teachers had to correct and put the score on the districts' scorecard.
After 30 minutes, the trivia students are off to the Cornucopia (2 districts) or the physical challenge (2 districts). All this is explained in the schedule. The Cornucopia challenge is especially interesting - be sure you click on the link below for the explanation. There is also a link to just about any trivia question you may need.
You can find links to everything (invitations, scorecard, trivia questions/answers, cornucopia and physical challenges) on the Amity Middle School - Bethany Library Media Site here:
At the end of the party, we assembled in the media center, added up the scorecards, picked the raffle winners, and awarded medals to the top three districts.
I would be interested in hearing about any other ideas for this party and also would love to hear from anyone who tries our ideas. Have fun!