Most Original Chol Hamoed Activity: The GreatFrumTrips.com Family Sukkah Building Contest


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Dental floss, mouse traps, balloons and family. Perfect!

This  activity is perfect for growing families with multiple cousins getting together on Chol Hamoed.

The idea of this has been percolating in my head for a number of years, and last Sukkos, we finally did it as an extended family trip, featuring all ages from babies to great grandparents ke”h, and the trip and activity was INCREDIBLE!

 

Here’s how it works:

The object of the day: Build a Kosher Sukkah – with a twist!

Using only the odd assortment of supplies from the list below, and any branches, coupled with tree limbs, branches, grasses or other brush commonly found in state or county parks, groups or teams compete using their creative talents, ingenuity and bits of mad genius to build a kosher Sukkah with the materials provided.

All you need:

  • 2-5 groups of 4-5 people
  • A state or county park that has forest, woods or brush
  • $10 Dollar Store Supplies for each group, (suggested list below, but feel free to adjust)
  • A judge who knows hilchos Sukkah (Zaidy?)
  • A healthy sense of  fun!

 

Supplies we gave to for each group purchased in a dollar store, like Dollar Tree:

Our list, or make your own!

1 bags of balloons

1 roll of duct tape

1 mouse trap

1 handsaw

1 package of pipe cleaners

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1 packs of dental floss

1 scissors

1 bundle of decorative tinsel

1 roll of scotch tape

1 foam presentation board

1 banana (brought from home)

1 pack of markers (shared)

Optional: A simple kitchen countdown timer for added excitement

Alternatively,  you can give each team the $10 to run through the dollar store for 15 minutes getting their own supplies to add another dimension to the excitement before heading to the park.

 

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Let the fun begin!

How the contest works:

Choose teams by selecting captains, and then each captain takes a turn choosing members for their team until all people are accounted for, explain the rules, and  set the timer for 60 or 90 minutes and watch the chaos begin!

 

How to Win?

Lots of winners in this contest! You simply must have a Kosher Sukkah completed by the deadline, inspected and approved as kosher by the judge.

 

Make every group a winner by giving out awards for:

  • The most likely to survive the whole Sukkos Award
  • Most likely to fall apart in middle of the soup Award
  • Most creative use of the mouse trap Award
  • Best use of ‘Lavud’ Award
  • Best use of a Banana Award
  • Most ingenious use of a grass award
  • Fastest Sukkah Builders Award
  • Mad Genius Schach Award
  • Right at the Buzzer Award
  • Best Teamwork Award
  • Make up your own Awards!

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No supplies from home or the car may be used – this is a fun game where everyone’s on equal footing!

Make a Kiddush Hashem! Don’t destroy park property or tear down live branches or trees that will damage other peoples experience.

 

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Rules: Send us up to 3 pictures of your family doing the contest HERE and we’ll choose a winner at random from all of the submissions!Note, by submitting pictures,  you are giving us permission is given for pictures to be published in a future article.

Finally, here’s a great gallery of our Sukkos from last year:

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Had fun doing this?

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Send us your pictures and you can win a $50 Amazon Gift Card from GreatFrumTrips.com!!

 

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