Bill Peet Book Project Ideas - Matching Game
ELECTRIC MATCH-UP GAME
Ask your parents before starting this project.
1 piece of 8 ½ x 11 inch paper
1 light bulb
2 wires, (about 8 in. long)
1 sheet of aluminum foil (about 1 ft. long)
1 battery (any size)
1 rubber band (that fits the length of the battery)
single hole punch
large paper clip
Step 1: Make up 8 - 10 questions about the book(s) and find the correct answers.
Step 2: Use the ruler and pencil to draw a line down the center of the paper. Then draw lines equally spaced across the width of the paper. Draw enough lines to create a section for each of your questions. Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Use the hole punch to make holes in the center of each section along the edge of the paper. Then, write your questions in each of the sections in the left column, and put the answers in a different section in the right column.
Step 3: Cut the tin foil into lengths that are about ½ inch wide. Measure the distance between the hole next to the first question and the hole next to the correct answer, and cut a foil strip to that length. On the back of the paper, lightly mark the number of each question next to its correct answer to use as a guide. Place the foil strip over the holes next to the first question and matching answer, and tape the strip to the paper. Make sure that the foil strip completely covers the holes and that the tape completely covers the foil strip. Repeat this process until you have all the questions and answers connected. Erase any marks you made to use as a guide if they aren’t being covered by the foil strips.
Step 4: Put the rubber band across the battery long-ways. Place the end of one wire under the rubber band on the positive (+) side of the battery. Using the other wire, do the same thing on the negative (-) side of the battery. Slip the lightbulb into the loop of a paper clip, and twist the loose end of one of the wires around the other loop of the paper clip. The project is now finished.
To play the game, place the bottom of the lightbulb on top of the foil next to a question. Touch the foil next to the correct answer with the loose end of the other wire. If you picked the right answer, the bulb will light up.