ROAD RALLY'S ARE ALWAYS FUN AND HERE ARE IDEAS FOR TWO...
ROAD RALLY from
Queen Debi of Claus s Red Hatters
The main idea for
the rally is to choose your final destination (usually a restaurant)
Then you begin from your starting point where all check in and then make out a route. You need someone to help you on this. My husband and I do them together. Once you have selected a basic route then you go over it and write the route in a riddle or question answer format. You must also do a cover story which they read first with permanent instructions. Like always make a right hand turn unless instructed otherwise. Addendums always take precedence. etc. You can write in a story around something you want them to find for bonus points. But that doesn't need to be extremely obvious. We wrote one cover story about the Greek Marathons and in the story talked about how many will you run by today. We were basically asking for them to count how many marathon gas stations they passed by. Well the route should be numbered and then the questions are all varied with some answers to fill in. And some can be tricky. We did one where the question needing an answer was at this corner which direction on a compass is the school sitting. Well everyone put down the NW corner, but the joke was the school could only be seen from that corner, not on the corner. Other things you can write a riddle to have them find things or how to turn. For instance there was a Peter Pan restaurant on a corner where we wanted them to turn, and we wrote the question as Turn right where Wendy's friend is.... dont get Hooked up here. You need to station a couple of checkpoints along the way with someone waiting there to check them in. Usually we have a hidden clue there. We use a poster board with a huge check and a period drawn on it so they know it is a checking in area. Once time we had them stop at an ice factory to purchase ice. It was at night and it was closed but our checkpoint was in front of the building with a cooler with ice cubes in it that they had to buy for a dime. The next clue was inside the ice cube. I typed and laminated it and they had to figure out a way to melt the cube. It was hysterical to watch and take a few pictures of what some will do. Anyway, All they needed to do was to place the cube on the hot hood or engine. You could make them do silly things like a Mae west routine to get a kiss and then give them a small bag with Hershey kisses with the next clue folded tiny and rewrapped on the bottom and then make them open them to find the clue and then give extra points at the end for the hand-ins. This should be on the cover sheet about anything collected should be turned in at the end for points. You wouldn't believe how many will turn in the bag, the note, but will have eaten the candy. They just groan when they hear they were supposed to turn in the kisses. You also should give each group three emergency envelopes, in case they get lost. But they are sealed and they are told they lose points if they open them, but they are there as a precaution. 1st one directs them how to get exactly to 1st checkpoint, second envelopes directs them to the 2nd checkpoint and the third takes them to the final destination. Usually they lose like 20-30 points for opening them. Also make sure they know that at all times they follow the laws for driving. You have your judges go over the papers in the end and award trophies and prizes.
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