The After School Explorers Club spent yesterday afternoon training for the Hunger Games! Being a victor in the Hunger Games arena is all about survival skills. To prepare, we had seven stations including: Popsicle stick bow and arrows, face painting (remember Peeta’s rock face?), first aid, knot tying, fire making, wild foods and packing a survival pack. We also we had a martial arts lesson where we learned self-defense moves such as how to get out of a wrist grab and choke hold!
In the end, the tribute with the most tokens was crowned victor and returned to her district with a survival kit.
Try your hand at making a Popsicle Stick Bow and Arrow!
- Popsicle stick
- Fishing line
- Cotton swabs
- Sharp knife
What You Do:
Using a sharp knife, cut two notches into each end of your popsicle stick (four total). Make sure the notches are close to the end of the stick.
Soak the notched popsicle stick in water for about an hour.
Remove the popsicle stick from the water and tie the fishing wire to one end of the popsicle stick.
Next, carefully bend the popsicle stick and attach fishing line to the other set of notches. Make sure that the fishing line is stretched on the popsicle stick like a bow string.
Trim excess fishing line.
Cut one end off of a cotton swab.
Test your bow!
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