Monday, June 7, 2010

Oh The Things I Get Myself Into!

This is what I have been up to this weekend! Typing, printing, laminating and cutting all the game pieces for the 'Amazing Race' type celebration for Nicholas' 5th grade class tomorrow.

Rolls and rolls of laminated cardstock to cut apart. Fortunately it was very easy to do...it just took a lot of time...stamping time that is, but I'm almost over it now! :)

All 50 states freshly laminated!


There are 18 game 'stations' here. Each game has an instruction sheet and 30 'go to the next destination' cards or whatever they are called...

Edited to Add: Hi everyone! I am receiving all the e-mails asking for information on the games and how it all works. I'll get back to you all this weekend. Thank you!!
Edited to Add 6/13/10 Thank you for your response this fun project. I've responded to the requests received up until this day, and will no longer be sharing the information. I simply do not have time to respond to individual e-mails.
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Now on to something fun!

Look at this darling Purse-onally Perfect Purse and Notes class Sara Rimmelzwaan taught using Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper and Vintage Vogue stamp set. Great job Sara and I'm so glad you sent me a picture!!


37 comments :

  1. Your boys sure are lucky to have such a wonderful mom. I'm sure they already know that!

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  2. What an undertaking this all was.....great for them to take part in this 'race' - could I ask the principle of the game please. I'm in the U.K. and wonder if this could be adapted to any area....I take it it is a sort of treasure hunt as we call it over here? Would be grateful when you have a moment.

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  3. Should leave my e-mail addy too...sorry...
    Joyce@Shikishi.co.uk

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  4. How fun! My kids' 5th grade celebrations were a blast! Gage's was dressy and Broadway-themed. Lauren's was casual and "Survivor"-themed. Middle school is so different! ;)

    Hugs!

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  5. ok - now you have to tell me what the cards say! Please post what you did!!! Or email to me robinagill@gmail.com

    Love your site!!!! I look forward to your posts every day!

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  6. This Amazing Race game sounds great and could maybe be adapted for a birthday party? I would love to hear more about what you did, if you have time.

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  7. That reminds me of when I would help my DD's teachers out! They would laminate everything they needed and I would bring it home
    and cut it out! I love the purse set that Sara made! You started something here!

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  8. I had to smile when I read the title/subject of your post today....Oh the things I get myself into....It sounded like it could be the name of a Dr. Suess book....You did a super job for the 5th graders! Mary L

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  9. MYOHMY!!!! Great projects and GREAT FUN for the kiddos. You always go TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!!!!!

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  10. Wow - we have a fourth grade celebration every year that I need to host next year and would love the details. If you don't mind posting or sending them directly to me I would be so grateful. urastamper2@comcast.net

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  11. I always love everything Becky!!! This game sounds interesting. Care to share? My son starts fifth grade next year. Also, love Sara's purse & matching cards!!! TFS tracey_ecb@yahoo.com

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  12. Love the brown & blue combo!!!
    Super cute :)

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  13. I love seeing all these different purse combo's. They are just awesome! I'm hoping to get to make one with my friend at convention.
    Kristi in Vegas.

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  14. Sometimes I think I have too much on the go, then I read your blog and just feel like a whiner!! LOL!! You are amazing. If you are sharing your "amazing race" game I would love a copy. michelle_thomson@hotmail.com

    My DD had a throw together party last weekend and I made a quick digital scavenger hunt. I gave each team the clues (eg what time can I go to the gym) and they had to go find, then photograph the answer and bring me back their cameras. It was super easy and lots of fun.

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  15. Wow! Where do you find the time? You are such an inspiration to us fellow crafters and Mummy's with everything you do.

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  16. WOW! Your boys are so blessed to have you and as a teacher how I would love to have a parent helper like you! I'm a SU demonstrator as well and whenever I come up with some crazy idea I just wish I had a helping hand! Great Job and BTW thank you for being so inspirational!

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  17. Love this idea...can you share the details? Renee@jpdownslaw.com

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  18. Hi Becky

    I saw this game you were building and thought this person is amazing. what a great idea..would you be so kind to send me the recipe??? My granddaughters would love this.


    debbie.paulsen@state.mn.us

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  19. I can't tell if my comment made it so I'm leaving it again. I would love to have the details of the race. Thanks so much, Dania
    StampMom@Stampupastorm.com

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  20. Could or would you be willing to share about this. This would be a wonderful idea combining the sunday school classes together to go on an amazing race.

    Cammi Waggoner
    ckuiper474@aol.com

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  21. What a job. I know as a teacher that we love Moms like you plus your son will be so proud that his mom made the game.
    How exactly did the game work? I would love to find out more.
    I love your blog and am amazed at all you do. Thank you for being so gracious and sharing all you create.

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  22. Becky,
    I would love info for the game you did for school. What age range would the game be geared toward?
    Thanks,
    Cristy
    cristygammon@hotmail.com

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  23. I help w/my children's classes and would love info on your game if possible. It looks great!

    Thanks,
    Kari
    karieklundstamps@gmail.com

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  24. I love to see all your cute and inspirational ideas here! The Amazing Race game caught my attention - my son's class did a version "Survivor" recently. I'd love to get more information on this.
    Thanks!
    gl4smom@aol.com

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  25. teresa_carstens@hotmail.comJune 10, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    I would love to find out more about the game.

    I love your blog. Thank you for sharing all the things you create.

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  26. Becky, I just love seeing all the things that you create! I would so love to get a copy of your Amazing Race game if you are willing to share all the hard work you did. Thanks so much for all your inspiring ideas.

    Miyuki Williams
    pamperedstamper@dishmail.net

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  27. include me in that E-mail of 5 grade fun girlie.. You get your self in trouble because you are just to awesome and talented. And the BEST MOM EVER!
    HUGS
    BROOKE

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  28. Becky you are super creative!!! I hope I am just like you! You will have to send this to me so I can incorporate it at church maybe?

    Your boys are going to look back and really appreciate all these memories you are creating, I LOVE IT!

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  29. If you have a moment I would love to know the details and what the cards say. Thanks
    aguedel@msn.com
    Annmarie

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  30. I too would love to hear more about the game with an upcoming Family Reunion we are always looking for a new game to play with mixed ages.
    Thank You
    Rita

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  31. ps- guess you need my email addy
    warrenfeltzref@aol.com
    Thanks

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  32. You're so creative, love your blog. If you're sending instructions will you add me 2 your list, pleease?
    Mattnrae@aol.com
    Thanks.

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  33. Ooops, that supposed to be
    Mattnrae8@aol.com
    Thanks!

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  34. I teach 5th grade and this looks great!!! I would absolutely LOVE to get the details. Thanks
    ashley.johnson81@gmail.com

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  35. Please, please, please send me info on this idea, too! You are an awesome mom!!! rach@friendshappen.com

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  36. Good Morning, I know I just read that you wern't going to answer individual messages...but I was wondering if at all possible if you could do one more? If not that is fine. I am the new PTA President at my school and this would be a great game for when I chair my book fairs, or share with the teachers in our school. I hope you can consider. Much appreciated. Have a grreat day...zeitlerpatty@yahoo.com
    re: "Amazing Racec Game" THANKS

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  37. Can you post a link to the instructions for the game? It is such a great idea and would love to try this for my son's birthday.
    Please and thanks.....

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