Classroom or Individual activities
TRACK A TEAM
Print a map of the racecourse and small sled dog team markers. Follow GPS trackers and move musher markers along the trail each morning or afternoon.
ADOPT A TEAM
Adopt a Mush Team: make posters, send letters, and follow them through the race.
CARE PACKAGES & LETTER WRITING
Send a care package to a checkpoint for a musher.
Write a dog’s journal of the trail.
CALCULATING RACE DISTANCES
Math Project: calculate mush team distances by the day, how long it takes to reach that distance, subtract rest times, and calculate average dog team speed per mile.
ON THE PLAYGROUND
Play dog team on the playground. Get a rope and have “dog” team members hold the rope with one hand with a musher at one end giving commands.
Play Simon Says like a dog team. Simon (musher) says:
Gee – Right
Haw – Left
Come Gee or Haw – 180 turn in either direction
Hike – Go forward
Easy – Slow down
Whoa – Stop