Recreating the Price is Right

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“Price is Right” has to be one of the funnest themes I’ve come up with for an event; although I was very surprised that our students didn’t all know what Price is Right is.

ABOUT OUR EVENT

Our theme was a part of a “DNow Weekend,” another way to say an at-home retreat where students sleep at the church and/or host homes. Price is Right is the way our chapel was decorated, and we played Price is Right games at the beginning of our services. Our curriculum for the weekend was Priceless by LeaderTreks. You will see that I left a review expressing exactly what I thought of this curriculum as-is: it was very heavy on “spiritual bullying” and helping students identify and express times they were spiritually bullied. I thought it was entirely inappropriate. So we adapted it heavily for our context.

PRICE IS RIGHT GAMES

Some of the games I made, and some a volunteer made. Here are the games we did, as well as their accompanying prizes, since that is such an important part of Price is Right.

Some vocabulary: “One Bid” is the first piece of Price is Right, where a prize is shown, and the contestants guess the closest price without going over. “Game” is the game that follows. “Showcase ShowDown” is the very end, where there is a plethora of prizes. We had three sessions, so we did 3 games + spun the wheel at the first two to get our finalists for the Showcase Showdown at session 3.

A volunteer made our giant wheel out of PVC, foam, and plastic tablecloth. It was really attractive from far away, ha! We wanted to make things so that we could easily dispose of them after, as we don’t have the space (and I’m sure you don’t either) for a giant Price is Right Wheel. She made Plinko so it, too, could be disposed of. Everything else I made using posterboard or foam board and paper. It was seriously SO simple.

LAST: I played Price is Right Sounds the entire “show.” When contestants would “come on down!” When they’d win a game, lose a game. I spent a TON of time getting the game show just right in ProPresenter. It takes some time — but done well, it’s a blast!

Session One

ONE BID: Alarm Clock on Wheels (39.99)PRIZE DESCRIPTION: Waiting for the best wake up call ever? Never be late with Clocky, the only bedside alarm clock that will run away, hide, roll, wheel, beep, and jump up to a 3 feet. He is cool, fun, annoying, unique, a bit crazy and guaranteed to get you up on time. Moves, shakes, runs, changes directions. You will get up to turn Clocky off! Battery operated (4 AAA Lithium batteries, not included)
Set-up: I cut posterboards into thinner pieces and gave students markers to write their guesses on
GAME ONE: Shell GameGAME DESCRIPTION: Four gift cards are presented to the contestant. The contestant must determine which of the four has actually money on it, which they will win!SET-UP: Use four gift cards (get three from the recycling area that are empty).
ONE BID: Longboard (52.99)PRIZE DESCRIPTION: The Volador 42-Inch Freeride longboard has some revolutionary techs in skateboard engineering. Cold pressed 8-ply hardrock maple is strong enough to hold 220 lbs, while symmetrical camber concave deck is shock absorbent, super flexible, and saves trouble in adjusting posture. Ride around on your new longboard today!
GAME TWO: SWITCHGAME DESCRIPTION: Two prizes are shown to the contestant, each with a price. The contestant must determine whether the prices are with the correct prizes or whether the prices should be switched. If successful, the contestant wins both prizes.

PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS: We have two books for you: the first is

97 things to do before you finish high school – Being in high school is about a lot more than going to high school. It’s about discovering new places, new hobbies, and new people―and opening your eyes to the world. This book is about the stuff they don’t teach you in high school, like how to host a film festival, plan your first road trip, make a podcast, or write a manifesto. Whatever your creative, social, or academic inclinations, you’ll find 97 ways on these pages to amuse, educate, and interest yourself, and your friends. Because your life doesn’t stop at 3pm each day―it just gets started.

Wreck this Journal – For anyone who’s ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book—or destroy them. Through a series of creative and quirky prompts, journalers engage in destructive acts—poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more—in order to experience the true creative process.
SET-UP: Put prices on large paper – use painters tape to adhere to the table, and place prices above it.
ONE BID: Ukelele (36.93)PRIZE DESCRIPTION: THIS Traditional Soprano ukulele takes its design from traditional hawaiian body ornamentation, including nylon strings, a maple bridge, nickel silver frets, and guitar-style gears. Partnered with a carrying case, you can join the Uke Craze!
GAME THREE: PlinkoGAME DESCRIPTION: The contestant must correctly answer true/false questions to earn Plinko chips. The contestant then takes their chips to the top of a game board and releases them, one at a time, into slots at the bottom of the board containing money amounts. Those money amounts will be awarded in their Fundrasing accounts, to be used for future events.SET-UP: Place increments of $1, 5, $10, 20, 25 with $50 in center.
GIANT WHEELGAME DESCRIPTION: Each winner of the last three games will have a chance to spin the wheel. The person who gets closer to $1 with two spins will go on to the Showcase Showdown. If you hit $1, you will win a Free Overnighter this December.

Session Two

ONE BID – Bluetooth Speaker (28.89)PRIZE DESCRIPTION: This ultra-lightweight and portable bluetooth speaker has 11 Visual LED Display Modes that pulsate to create amazing light shows as you play music from your decice.
GAME ONE: Clip – Line Em UpGAME DESCRIPTION: The contestant must use the numbers to fill in the middle three digits in the price of a car. After the first attempt, the contestant is told how many digits are correct. The contestant has two attempts to complete the price of the car.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: When it’s finally time to kick your shoes off and relax in the shade, you don’t want to lay on the hard ground or sit upright in stiff chair. That’s why we created the MalloMe XL Double Camping Hammock that lets you float effortlessly in the air, fully stretched out and embracing what true comfort means. Great for your backyard or camping trip, this portable, extra-large outdoor hammock helps your stresses fall away as you swing gently in the warm, summer breeze. (price: 16.99)
HOW TO MAKE: Use a foam core or posterboard as the basis, and use paper strips so they can slide the numbers
ONE BID: Lightning Reloaded (Shocking Game) (16.99)PRIZE DESCRIPTION: Add some zap to your next party or play shocking pranks on your friends with Lightning Reaction Reloaded. Bust out this shocking game for an electrifying good time. Lightning Reaction Reloaded is an electric shock game for teens and adults. It is not intended for use for children under 14 years of age. Requires 3 AAA batteries – NOT INCLUDED.
GAME TWO: Punch-A-Bunch
GAME DESCRIPTION: The contestant has an opportunity to punch as many times as they’d like to retrieve prizes. HOWEVER — hidden in these prizes are BUSTED cards. If you hit a BUSTED card, you must give up all the prizes that you won.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: Hidden in this game are St. Luke’s Pop-Sockets, candy bars, gift cards, stickers, and more surprizes! Just don’t get BUSTED.
HOW TO MAKE: http://familyreunionhelper.com/blog/2018/04/punch-a-bunch-party-game-diy/
ONE BID: Snack Mix (19.99)PRIZE DESCRIPTION: The ultimate snack care package provides a 40-count variety of salty and sweet flavors, cookies, crackers, chips, popcorn, nuts and pretzels. Share this package of Frito-Lay snacks with your small group tonight, or hide under your bed from your parents later.
GAME THREE: PlinkoGAME DESCRIPTION: The contestant must correctly answer true/false questions to earn Plinko chips. The contestant then takes their chips to the top of a game board and releases them, one at a time, into slots at the bottom of the board containing money amounts. Those money amounts will be awarded in their Fundrasing accounts, to be used for future events.SET-UP: Place increments of $1, 5, $10, 20, 25 with $50 in center.
GIANT WHEELGAME DESCRIPTION: Each winner of the last three games will have a chance to spin the wheel. The person who gets closer to $1 with two spins will go on to the Showcase Showdown. If you hit $1, you will win a Free Overnighter this December.

Session Three: Showcase Showdown

GAME DESCRIPTION: Each contestant will have a shot at a showcase. You can choose to bid on this, or pass. The person with the closest guess wins their showcase! If you get within $1, you win BOTH showcases.

SHOWCASE ONE: VSCO GirlPrice: 89.94PRIZE DESCRIPTION: Our first showcase is a VISCO Girls Starter Kit! Sssk, Sssk, Ssk. This kit includes a friendship bracelet making kit, a variety pack of 9 chokers and shell necklaces, and 40 scunchies for each day of the month. But don’t forget to save the turtles! You’ll also recieve two reusable straws and stickers to decorate your brand new HYDRO-FLASK! SSK, SSK, And I oop!
SHOWCASE TWO: Room PackPrice: 116.92PRIZE DESCRIPTION: Looking to re-make your room? You can do that with you very own mini-fridge to keep up to 6 cans of pop cold at a time. Shoot some hoops on your new basketball hoop, or learn new skills on a magnetic dart board! Last, take a seat and relax on your very own circle chair.

Now for some pictures! You may have to zoom in to see the shell game, the wheel, and the “Switch” up close… but I promise: I literally placed cardboard and colorful tablecloth to make those game tables. For the front table that the contestants “bid” from, I used metallic fringe. We also placed the fringe around the room, where it made the most sense. We placed the names of all students into a bucket and drew names for the “One Bid” although you could use Sidekick by Download Youth Ministry to choose names!

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