5 ways with… pegs

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Pegs are perfect for a cheap and cheerful classroom resource…

A peg doll

Use inexpensive wooden pegs for a whole host of fun craft activities

1. Treasure pegs

Challenge your class to a treasure hunt with a difference! Hand out a prepared series of questions (a range of easy, intermediate, and difficult) based on your current teaching topic and in teams, get the children to answer them within a set time limit. Say that the teams can choose which questions to answer in the time available – for example they can decide whether to answer all of the easy ones or just a few of the more difficult. Explain that for each correct answer, you will hand out a clue to the location of a coloured peg hidden around the school grounds. Explain that red pegs are for the easier questions and are worth 10 points; yellow pegs are for the intermediate questions and are worth 25 points and blue pegs are for the most difficult questions and are worth 50 points. Once all of the teams have their collection of clues, tell the children to head outdoors to discover their peg treasure! Which team will return to the classroom with all their pegs first? Which team has the most pegs? Which has the most points?

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  1. Elaine
    on 3 May 2013

    Pegs, pegs, pegs

    I just happened to fall on this sight and what a find. I love your peg craft ideas. I will definitely be trying some of these with my very noisy Y4 class. Thanks:)