- Hold a Ugandan
outdoor evening and invite along parents and friends. Decorate the
area with leaves, flowers and pots of African violets. Hang up mobiles
of butterflies and birds and make plenty of large cut-out animals
mounted on card so they stand up. Use plenty of blue crepe paper
to simulate waterfalls. Make paper napkins and decorate with African
animals or bright coloured patterns. Have plenty of fruit in wicker
baskets and peanuts in small bowls.
2. Organise a
treasure hunt for small teams.
- Conceal paper
or toy wild animals along the route and award various points for
each one depending on how easy they are to spot.
- Hang gold and
copper paper from trees or fix them onto a wall.
- Write a nature
question on the paper, an easy question on the copper and a more
difficult one on the gold and award points for the correct answer.
- To make the
trail realistic, make a tape of jungle sounds and play it at certain
points along the route.
- Can anyone
identify the sounds?
Monkeys are lurking
somewhere along the trail (Leaders suitably disguised). If confronted
by a monkey the team have to pay a forfeit.
Round the evening
off with a singsong and play some of the musical instruments - details
on the Music page