Thanks to everyone who has replied with ideas for Survivor week. This past week was absolutely a blast! We did lots of team and individual challenges to earn points and the kids have had such a good time I'm going to continue the challenges through next week, which is our final week of school.

The kids have completed the following:

Logic puzzles and Sudoku puzzles (found on edhelper.net)

Geography searches (A to Z geography - kids had to find two countries beginning with specified letters of the alphabet)

Find the misspelled word (I used 6th grade words)

Database challenges (answering questions based on a pre-made database)

Research challenges (Students had specific questions to answer about our Social Studies unit on Canada - did research in library)

Math challenges (computation problems with missing digits - kids had to figure out which numbers were missing to make the problem correct)

Measurement challenge (Students had one piece of construction paper and had to create the longest paper chain they could using only the paper and tape - AIMS activity)

Design challenge (Students had one piece of construction paper and had to build the strongest structure possible using only paper and tape - AIMS activity)

We've also had physical challenges involving sprints, basketball shoots, hula hooping, jumping rope.

I've had silly challenges such as building the tallest card house possible, keeping a balloon from touching the ground (groups held hands and could not let go of one another's hands or let the balloon drop), guess the teacher's baby picture (staff brought in baby pictures for a bulletin board and kids had to match up the pictures with the correct staff member).

Overall it's been great and exhausting! Now I'm trying to think of new ideas for next week.

I did let the kids create their own team flags and come up with team names. They cannot vote team members off, so instead of an immunity challenge we have an "incentive challenge." I made a hat called the "Deuce Hat." Each day begins with a deuce challenge and the winning team gets the deuce hat. The team member wearing the hat in the next challenge of the day gets double points for the challenge. No team member can wear the deuce hat for two consecutive challenges and every team member must wear the hat at least once during the day. This little twist has made the competition very interesting!

I hope someone can use some of the ideas I've mentioned and I'm certainly open for new ideas to use for this coming week. Thanks again to everyone who has already replied!