Mouse Adventure Team: "There's a Snake in My Boot!"
Fall 2010 Trick or Treat, Family Division - 1st Place
Getting ready to compete in our 10th Mouse Adventure!
Notes on tape: one MA I packed a roll of the blue painters tape that got confiscated at the security check point. I guess security was concerned I was a vandal or saboteur that didn't think to conceal an WMD (weapon of masking destruction). I've since just taped up the bottom of my clipboard and just peel off what i need.
Another must that I didn't see listed: zip lock (or similar heavy gauge plastic) bags. These are ideal for holding small quest items that have a tendency to creep into corners of pockets or envelopes. It's much easier to find the bag.
I also use a function on my watch to count down time remaining and the stop watch to keep track of time spent on the current quest.
"All I want is to be heard... or at least have someone pretend to listen"
I noticed ads for eraseable highlighters while doing back-to-school shopping. I wonder how well they work?
I threw in a roll of tape on a whim for Spring 2011, and it absolutely saved us on the tiki quest! It's my new favorite tool!
The newest thing we have to have for this MA are our customized clip boards. Everyone on The Squirrel Squad are scrabble nuts, so we made our names look like scrabble tiles and decorated the board with our own designs...
Those are so great! Love it!
I like them, too - but they'd drive me nuts. My sister and I are ALWAYS switching clipboards back and forth for various reasons. I can't imagine what it's going to be like with 4 of us (though I think there will be 2 types of clipboards).
We have always had our names written in Sharpie on the back of our clipboards but I like your idea better!
Sheet protectors and fine-point dry-erase markers work wonders, especially for word searches and such.