What's the Chance?

Probability is how likely something is to happen.  

Here are a few of the words that we use when talking about the chance of something happening: 

Certain: Something is definitely going to happen. e.g. It's certain the sun will set tonight. 

Likely: Something is more likely to happen than to not happen. e.g. It’s likely the fastest runner will win the race. 

Unlikely: Something is more likely not to happen than to happen e.g. It’s unlikely it will snow in June.  

Impossible: There's no chance of something happening e.g. It’s impossible that a cow will jump over the moon.

 

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A Game of Chance – Rock Paper Scissor…with a twist

A lot of you will know how to play rock paper scissors already, so how about we add another fun part to it. 

  • Find a player to play with.
     
  • Come up with a list of fun forfeits (nothing mean or dangerous!). Write the forfeits down, cut them out and put them in a bag or box. 
     
  • The player who is the first to win three games wins the round.  The person who doesn't in must choose a forfeit from the bag. 
     
  • Here are some ideas for forfeits:

                         - Do the floss dance for 1 minute while whistling "Twinkle, twinkle little star"

                         - Do an impression of one of your family. 

                         - Sing I'm a little teapot

                         - Smell the other player’s sock

                         - Make snacks for the winner.

                         - Gargle a song with water.

                         - Go outside and sing the chorus of "Let it go", as loud as possible. 

                         - Winner gets to face paint the other person.  

                         - Act like a one-legged chicken laying an egg for 1 minute. 

                         - Winner gets to put an ice cube down the back of the other person’s top and they must keep it there for 30 seconds. 

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