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clay olympics

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lindacharlie (lindacharlie)
Tue, 09 Feb 1999 19:19:40 -0500


Hello everyone.
Has anyone ever done "clay olympics" in elementary? I've gotten bits of
information about this skill building lesson but they seem incomplete.
which are judged and "medals are awarded to the winners. The events
include making the tallest tower out of balls of clay and making the
longest continuous coil. The tough parts are: the ball tower has to be
scored and slipped, and properly balanced or it will fall over, and the
coil must be thick enough and ends joined securely so that when it is
picked up it remains intact. The events are timed. After X number of
minutes are up, teams must stop making and wait for the judge to measure
their tower/coil, marking the measurements on a chart. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
place team members get gold, silver and bronze medals (consisting of
foil wrapped candies like hershey's kisses/hugs and rolos) at the awards
presentation.
I would like to know if you know of any other "events" or details about
clay olympics.
Thanks,
Linda in Michigan where the day was so spring-like you could feel the
daffodils stirring!

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