STEM Lesson Plan: Lucky Splats

STEM Lesson Plan: Lucky Splats

Millions of people across the world celebrate Lunar New Year (commonly known as Chinese New Year). The exact date of this holiday changes annually according to the Lunar (moon) calendar, but it’s usually celebrated for two weeks in February! Lucky Splats is based on a popular Vietnamese game called bầu cua tôm cá—meaning “gourd crabs shrimp fish”—often played on Lunar New Year (or Tết in Vietnamese) by children and adults alike.

In the Unruly version of this game, players predict which colors will appear on the Splats. They have an opportunity to earn tokens if their predictions are correct, or lose tokens if they are wrong. The player with the most tokens at the end wins!