Two bits of Argyle & Crew news this morning! First, I was able to run a quick A&C scenario at my youngest daughter’s birthday party. It was a blast! I ran a slightly modified version of the scavenger hunt I do at conventions, but scaled down for a mostly 7-year-old crowd. Soppets were created, kids ran streaming around my house collecting pink sticky notes, and eventually found out that the pinata for the party had been hidden. They then found enough clues to determine it was in the closet, and after rescuing it, beat it to death to collect its innards for later consumption. It was awesome.
There’s nothing quite like watching 9 kids become totally enraptured in a task. After the first hunt for sticky notes, everyone got it, even the younger crowd (two 5-6 year old boys). By the second round, the cats had sought shelter and the kids were fully engaged. Plus it killed 45 minutes between making Soppets and finding clues. For those who haven’t experienced a small mob of kids, 45 minutes is a long time to keep 9 kids fully engaged. My plan is working! I’ve still yet to meet a child who doesn’t like sock puppets.