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Title: I *dare* you to...
Post by: JennaWren on August 19, 2013, 05:42 PM
Looking for your help in brainstorming! What kind of dares might 5th grade boys (best friends) make to each other? I'm not afraid of wacky or wild....but nothing illegal. And nothing too dangerous, of course!

"I dare you to bawk like a chicken in the middle of all-school meeting...."

"I dare you to burp the ABCs during math class...."

"I dare to you text Allie and tell her how much you liked her outfit today..."

Things like that. And, really, being boy-centric does not mean limited to fart jokes and daredevil stunts, of course.  :)

Thanks for your help!
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Post by: dewsanddamps on August 19, 2013, 05:51 PM
Eat bugs. Eat fish food. Eat cat treats. Put a caterpillar on mom's toothbrush. (Yes. He did.)
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Post by: RaeE on August 19, 2013, 05:52 PM
From my 3rd grade boy today: I dare you to climb the tinkertoy tower. (FYI, NOT a good idea)

Memories from my husband:

Dare to yell "Vote for ___" to strangers (although he knew nothing about the candidates)

Dare you to drink an unknown beverage (Dr. Pepper in a Coke bottle, etc)

Dare you to make the city bus pull over, then not get on

Dare you to jump off tires/backstops/other people's shoulders/anything he could climb

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Post by: Helen on August 19, 2013, 05:58 PM
Dare you to....
stick a garden snake in the teacher's desk.
Pretend to be a volcano and spew milk at lunch when so-and-so walks by.
Walk backwards all the way to gym class.
Pick and flick a booger at your enemy.
Swipe so-and-so's sandwich from his lunch  box and stick a liverwurst sammy with gummy worms and mayo in its place.
Kiss my sister! (yuck)
 :shootingstar
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Post by: Artemesia on August 19, 2013, 06:38 PM
What about something big, like try out for choir even though your voice is horrible and you have stage fright and the girl you like is in it...and to make it worse you make the cut because not enough people tried out and you get stuck doing it.
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Post by: Jean Reidy on August 20, 2013, 07:25 AM
Dare to eat ______
Fill in the blank with any single or combination of foods or non-foods, edible or non-edible items.
The more specific - name brands, insect species, source of the droppings - the funnier.
Jean
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Post by: JennaWren on August 20, 2013, 09:01 AM
 :lol4  These are awesome ideas!

 :thankyou
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Post by: Larissa on August 20, 2013, 10:02 AM
Jenna, remind me to ask V when he gets home. He's very quirky, so he might have some unusual answers for you. :)
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Post by: PatEsden on August 20, 2013, 10:09 AM
Dare you to go into the girl's ____

Locker room, bathroom, tent ...
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Post by: JennaWren on August 20, 2013, 10:44 AM
I will, Larissa!

Thanks, Pat!
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Post by: MysteryRobin on August 20, 2013, 11:58 AM
I was dared in 7th grade to sneak into the adult Sunday School class and get a soda out of the machine for my Sunday School teacher. Got in so much trouble... ;)
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Post by: Artemesia on August 20, 2013, 12:01 PM
at a slumber party in 7th grade my BFF was dared to lick chip dip off my leg...that's a memory I can live without...  :yuk:
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Post by: Yvonne Ventresca on August 20, 2013, 01:10 PM
One dare idea: Lick the floor.
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Post by: JennaWren on August 20, 2013, 04:00 PM
Ooo! Some of these are so perfectly disgusting!  :grouphug2:

Arty....um.....  :faint2:

I remember in high school my brother taking a dare to eat a can of Fancy Feast cat food. He did it, and earned the nickname!

Also in high school: I had a science fair experiment that involved about 2 dozen goldfish, each in their own little bowls. Went away the parents for a weekend, came home -- no goldfish. Apparently there had been a goldfish-swallowing dare at a party my brother had. Poor fishies....
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Post by: Artemesia on August 20, 2013, 04:23 PM
images of A Fish Called Wanda are swimming around my brain...poor fishies indeed!!  :fishbowl
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Post by: mswatkins on August 20, 2013, 05:59 PM
I dare you to eat.... (fill in the blank). The nastier the better.  I ate fish eyes on a dare when I was around that age. 
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Post by: Amanda Coppedge on August 20, 2013, 06:13 PM
In fifth grade I remember EVERYTHING was dirty. For some that meant off-the-wall stories that would make me blush even to this day. For others it was stuff like the number "six" being dirty because it sounded too much like ... you know ... tee hee

The boys were totally in on it too.

I could see them daring each other to say something "dirty" to a girl or a teacher or something, which would seem so scandalous to a fifth grader but kind of eye roll-worthy to an adult.
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Post by: AnnH on August 20, 2013, 06:20 PM
Well, I asked the expert (my dh) and he  suggested having someone fart in class or at lunch.
Bottle a fart and bring the jar to school.
Also, (and this might be at home, not school, if it doesn't have to be at school), light a fart with a match. Not that he did any of these things, but he heard stories!
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Post by: ChristinefromCorona on August 20, 2013, 11:02 PM
Back when I drove a door-to-door passenger van, a young Catholic school student once mooned someone from the back window...   :mooning
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Post by: Kris on August 21, 2013, 04:53 AM
I cannot contribute to this AT ALL. But I love some of the answers and I'm dying to know what JennaWren is working on.

:)

Kris
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Post by: JennaWren on August 21, 2013, 06:05 AM
Well, I can tell you it's not a PB!  :)

I am loving these stories!
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Post by: Liz Straw on August 21, 2013, 08:21 AM
My brother and his friend used to do the Mr. Wizard - Science Guy - whoever the science person is on TV you want to make up experiments to the extreme (when my parents were not around).  The one he remembers having the most fun with is taking a dry cleaning bag and taping the holes shut and then holding a lighter under it until it became a hot air balloon and would fly fairly high in the neighborhood and eventually land in someone's yard, roof, etc. 

They did a lot of extreme biking, before extreme biking became a sport.  So you could have them dare to do something they saw on a YouTube video- either with skateboards or bikes.

Camping outside and then sneaking away from the tent in the backyard to go spy on someone...

Try frying an egg on the sidewalk/street (wouldn't mom be happy to discover her eggs are gone!)

Throw eggs at people or houses (yeah my brother did this, but he was older and he did get into a lot of trouble)

Crossing a closed bridge

going into a construction site and bringing out a trophy

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Post by: KatyD on August 21, 2013, 08:51 AM
I dare you to stand up in <name of fast food restaurant (or a school pep rally or assembly)> and yell out, "I LOVE <girl's name>"
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Post by: Mercedes Ortiz on October 30, 2013, 04:25 PM
I dare you to tell a joke during a soccer match (in the middle of the field, among the players). Done that. Exciting and fun!
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Post by: Debbie Vilardi on November 04, 2013, 08:47 AM
Show your underwear, all of it.

Cartwheel or somersault in the hall.

Write your name on a wall or bathroom stall. Write something else.

Steal from the teacher's or janitor's closet.