This time of year is a perfect time for a road trip!

 

If the team is stuck on creative costumes, or how to build a vehicle or prop, or just needs a little fun in the middle of the season, some of their fondest memories will be of this trip! Grab another parent and take a trip to Home Depot, Michaels, or to Goodwill! Walk the aisles and have the kids look at everything in the store. Challenge them to think of different ways to utilize common or uncommon materials. I had a team once that found the sprinkler drain used for an individual sprinkler head. They turned it upside down and used it as a small diver’s cage for a small vehicle problem. Another team asked to have the large spool used for holding electrical wire. They used it as a wheel for a vehicle. One of my teams spent so much time at Home Depot that the employees would smile when they walked in! They became friends with some of the employees and began to name a character in their skit after their favorite Home Depot employee each year!

 

Take along some verbal spontaneous problems to do in the car! Grab a camera and take pictures moving or still’s for them to look at later during a break!

Here’s to a ROAD TRIP!!! Bring along some money and go through a drive thru!