Saturday, my school had a carnival / fun day. Teachers set up booths and games and families came to play and have a good time. Our school holds this event twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring, and it's a big fund-raising activity for the school. I try to do a different game each time. This year I found this idea for a Diary of a Wimpy Kid themed bean bag toss on Pinterest. My students love Diary of A Wimpy Kid and I thought a bean bag toss would be easy to do.
My drawing skills aren't the best, but I figured I could draw the character Rowley. I thought it turned out pretty well, but I was worried that it looked like he only had one arm.
I also made yellow bean bags to look like cheese. I called the game "Cheese Touch" and the kids had to throw the bean bags and try to get them in Rowley's mouth. If you haven't read Diary of A Wimpy Kid, the cheese touch is basically a type of cooties which originated from a piece of moldy cheese lying on the basketball court.
Like my students, I've enjoyed reading Diary of A Wimpy Kid and have read all the books in the series. Apparently, other adults are not as familiar with the books. I noticed some odd looks from parents as they passed my booth. It was obvious from their expressions that they were trying to figure out what a "Cheese Touch" was. I hoped they didn't think it was something weird, sick, or perverted. However, I was happy to see that the kids got it right away and they loved it!
As far as my concern about Rowley having only one arm, I overheard a parent commenting "He's only got one arm!" and his son immediately said "No dad! That's the way he's drawn in the book!" So I figured the game was a success with my target audience.