The Colossus Rises is a mix of Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones. The main characters find themselves fighting to stay alive while involved in some hair raising adventures. Each book in the Seven Wonders series involves locating loculi at each of the seven Ancient Wonders of the World. For our Book Club meeting I decided teams of students should be involved in their own adventure to locate loculi. Teams competed in a series of three elimination events. The first event featured making a crypto wheel cipher to figure out a series of five key terms from the book. The top three teams advanced to the balloon gauntlet. For the balloon gauntlet, students had to crawl through a balloon filled tunnel to find the hidden loculi without popping or displacing balloons. The top two fastest teams advanced to the final competition….the paper laser maze. The event featured a maze of paper streamers students had to crawl through without breaking to retrieve their loculi. The student team with the fastest time won. I had a great time creating this for the Book Club kids and I think the kids enjoyed it too.
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