Play statues just as the kids in the novel. Each student pick the kind of statue they want to be and then see how long they can hold the position without falling over or laughing.
Look up what Guavas are and write a one page paper explaining what the fruit is and where it grows.
Research the Dominican Republic. In teams of four find out more about the island and share with each other in a group.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Research the Cuban Missile Crisis. In teams of four, create a short presentation about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Variation on the Kissing Game
As the girls kissed their father's cheek and he had to guess which child it was, play a variation of the game. Blindfold one student and have other students whisper, whistle, sing or laugh and see if the person blindfolded...
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