Yesterday I completed the t-shirts which are the prizes for this year's winning team. This year I did iron-on transfers as I didn't have the time to create hand-painted t-shirts.
In my genealogy themed race, family members in teams of two must complete events in order to receive coloured plastic eggs containing their next clue. Each clue directs teams to the next event. Each event is based on an actual event in the life of one of my ancestors.
Amazing Ancestor Egg Race Events
Here are a few of the events my husband and I have created:
|Deer Run Event|
|WW2 Event Flyer|
I bought toy grenades and toy army helmets at the Dollar Store and can hardly wait to take photos of my family and friends donning their helmets and tossing grenades to achieve the event goal.
|Eileen Vollick Event Flyer|
I can't describe any more events I've got planned as that would give away too much to my family. But there are several skill testing challenges, all genealogy related, and one ancestor puzzle to complete before the final pit stop.
Event Referee & Ancestor Name Tags
Some events don't have a referee watching the teams. When team members complete that event, they must find a specific ancestor and show that ancestor their completed task. This is designed to slow teams down and scatter the field a bit.
Observant family may already have noticed some people wearing name tags of ancestors and will know who to look for. Others will have to race from person to person to determine who has the next egg and clue.
Eggs Filled With Clues
|Eggs Filled with Clues|
I also created a master list of clue numbers and egg colours in case a basket gets spilled. Can you imagine trying to remember where the purple or yellow or.... any colour eggs go? So I have a list that shows that purple eggs belong to the referee for the Deer Run event, yellow eggs are with Grenade Training and so on.
Part of the fun is that teams must bring all their coloured eggs with them to the final pit stop. That should be in interesting exercise to see how creative my family is in figuring out how to carry those eggs.