One of my favorite shows to watch is Guy’s Grocery Games. If you have not seen it before, let me give you a brief overview of the show. Guy Fieri hosts a show where four chefs compete in various competitions. They are given a type of dish they must prepare, and then they have 30 minutes to shop, prepare and plate their best dish.
Along the way, Guy comes up with crazy rules, such as they can only shop for items in the odd number aisles, or they can get only groceries they can carry by hand, or they can get whatever ingredients they want, but then he throws in a “Red Light Special” that includes a mandatory ingredient, which is usually something crazy like marshmallow fluff! It really is a lot of fun, and I amazed at what they can create with the time and game limitations.
As I was watching the other day, they were playing a game that made me think that this could be adapted to a fun practical classroom game.
So, let’s play Beauty Bash Bonanza!
Here are some games to play:
Keep each stack separate and mix up the cards in their stack. Draw one card from each stack of cards. You will end up with one styling product, one thermal styling tool and one hairstyle. Then the student must create that hairstyle using only the styling aid and styling tool selected.
Have each student pick one card (if you have more than five students, create additional cards for each tool). Whatever tool they draw is the only tool the student can use to create their men’s haircut.
Once you inform the students of the game, explain that they have 30 minutes to gather the needed supplies, set up their station and finish the assigned task. Once you have given them all the directions, you say, “Three, two, one, go.” The timer starts, and they have 30 minutes to finish.
Have a panel of judges vote on which student’s work is the best. You could post pictures to your social media as well and have your fans vote on the best.
I know there are a million other games that can be played with Beauty Bash Bonanza. Go and watch an episode or two of Guy’s Grocery Games, and see if you can create any other games to add to your Beauty Bash Bonanza!