Wed 16 May, 2007 04:31 pm
Mo, who is in kindergarten, is doing his riddle puzzle this week. What that means is that he is to bring something from home that he has written three clues to describe and the other kids get to guess what it is he has brought.
He is allowed help and we are trying to be tricky.
We have sort of settled on him taking a map of the world with the clues...
1. It has Turkey on it.
2. It has Greece (grease) on it.
We need some homonym for a type of food for our third clue.
Maybe some play on Hungary/hungry?
Oh! That might work!
What about the "Sandwiches"? Meaning the Sandwich Islands. Is that too much of a stretch?
Nice idea. How about:
Sandwich Islands - On his third voyage of discovery, Captain James Cook of Great Britain visited the Hawaiian Islands and named them the Sandwich Islands in honor of his friend and supporter, John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich and first lord of the Admiralty.
Ha! Ha! Great minds and all that.
That's great. That isn't even a stretch.
That's too funny that we both thought of sandwich. I was thinking nobody still called them that but I found there is the "South Sandwiches" which seem to still be known by that name.
These ideas are great.
Thank you all so much.
I might have to revise my clues a bit to work these in.
It has Turkey and Greece and Chile on it.
You will find some Sandwiches there too.
Hungary..... How to phrase Hungary....?
I think I'm making this too complicated for kindergarten.
I think we need to go with easy things --
That would probably be good.
It used to be flat, now its round.
And: Beyond here, there be monsters.
WoW, what a great thread.