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Saturday, November 28, 2015

November 28: Red Planet Day

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Since November 28 is Red Planet Day, try out this game about going to Mars.

Going on a Trip to Mars


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  1. Explain to kids that there is a trick to this game and to keep it a secret when they figure it out so it doesn’t spoil the fun for others.
  2. The first child (the Martian tour guide) picks a theme and tells only an adult. For example, each person might be required to bring something on the trip to Mars that begins with the same letter as his or her first name (example: “My name is Dave and I’m bringing a dog.”).
  3. The tour guide takes his/her turn and then the next child follows suit. If he/she brings an item that fits the tour guide’s critiera, then the tour guide says, “Okay, you can go with me to Mars.”
  4. Play continues until all children are able to go on the trip.
Source(s): Toolbox Training’s 100 Game Activities for Kids (activity G5).

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