On Sun, 2 Feb 1997, Kathleen McCrea wrote:
> In Wichita we have an annual celebration lasting over a week
> called The Wichita River Festival. The event has many water sports,
> music, hot air balloons, a treasure hunt, races of many kinds, etc.
> One year I had students work in groups and create board games
> to celebrate our city's festival. They could use local businesses or
> organizations as sites on the board, etc. They also designed and
> constructed the boxes for the board games. Games were judged on
> design, creativity, "Playability", etc. Each group had to have others
> play their games. They had to include a written, typed set of rules to
> go with the game. Some groups designed pieces to move around the board
> out of playdough type materials.
> Kids who had never gone to River Festival Events before got
> into participating. One more way to get students involved in positive
> Kay McCrea
> Wichita, Kansas