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Midway Mania
A midway at a fair is the location where carnival games, amusement rides, entertainment, and fast-food booths cluster. The term originated from the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893.

Come One, Come All, to a Fair Created by Waterside Students! 

Students can work independently or  work together in small groups.

OPTIONS

Option 1: Create a mini amusement park attraction that can take a lego figure for a ride (safely).

Make sure your ride has a name and looks exciting!

Think about  roller coasters, spinning tea cups, carousels, thrilling drops, swings, ferris wheels, drop towers, bumpy slides, dunk tank, bumper cars, pirate ship pendulum ride, bounce house, kiddie ride.

Option 2: Create a real carnival game that guests can play!

Make sure your game has a name and looks exciting!

Think about ring toss, knockout game, a catapult to a target game, pinball, wheel of fortune, ski ball, throw a tic tac toe, finger mini golf, claw grab game, marble drop, fishing game, Whack a mole, foosball.

Materials may include:

  • pizza boxes

  • shoe boxes

  • paper towel rolls

  • metal fasteners

  • magnets, gears

  • cardboard

  • toothpicks

  • popsicle sticks

  •  cups of all sizes

  • playdough

  • plastic bottles and containers

  • paper plates

  • straws

  • tin foil

  • plastic wrap

Option 3: Code your own arcade game!

Remember, your game should work, it should be fun, it shouldn’t be too easy or too hard, you should be able to win or lose. 

Click the link to visit the Hour of Code activity. Click the SIGN IN button. Put in your section code or Sign in with Google.

2nd Graders:

Flappy Bird Game

Basketball Game

Sports Game

3rd Graders/345:

Infinity Playlab

Star Wars Galaxy Game

4th/5th Graders:

Click the link to visit the Tynker project, sign in with Google, Remix the project to make it your own. BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE TUTORIAl!

Buttons

Direction Keys

Cannon

Physics Game

If you complete your project before the showcase, here are some ideas for what to do:

  • Code a commercial for our Midway Mania Showcase: Use Gumball Playlab on Code.org (2nd/3rd), or Peep Dance with Friends on Tynker (4th/5th),

  • Code a commercial for your project: Use Gumball Playlab on Code.org (2nd/3rd), or Peep Dance with Friends on Tynker (4th/5th)

  • Produce a commercial for our Midway Mania Showcase: Use iMovie or Clips

  • Produce a commercial for your project: Use iMovie or Clips

  • Make a flyer or advertisement for our Midway Mania showcase: Use Google Slides, Canva.com, or Photos with Markup

  • Make a flyer or advertisement for your project: Use Google Slides, Canva.com, or Photos with Markup

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