Not everyone loves the Brussels sprout, a small, round, green vegetable that’s kind of bitter-tasting. But Stuart Kettell rolled a Brussels sprout all the way up Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, by pushing it with his nose. It took him 4 days to roll it 3,560 feet, while wearing clunky kneepads, gloves, and of course a face protector. Even if Stuart doesn’t like Brussels sprouts, we hope he ate SOME kind of veggie before climbing that mountain!

*Wee ones:* A Brussels sprout is round like a ball (“sphere”). Try to find 2 spheres or balls in your room.

*Little kids:* If Stuart started pushing that Brussels sprout on a Tuesday and it took 4 days total including Tuesday, on what weekday did he finish? *Bonus:* If Stuart rolled the sprout 3,560 feet and then rolled it 1 more foot to the side, how many feet did it roll in total? See if you can remember the number well enough to add 1!

*Big kids:* If a whole crowd of 18 people rolled veggies, and twice as many rolled corn on the cob as those rolling Brussels sprouts, how many rolled each veggie? *Bonus:* What if 120 people rolled veggies, again with twice as many corn rollers as sprout rollers…how many rolled each one?

Answers:

*Wee ones:* Items might include balls for play (soccer ball, beach ball, etc.), a ball of Playdough, or a marble.

*Little kids:* On a Friday. *Bonus:* 3,561 feet.

*Big kids:* 12 rolled corn, 6 rolled sprouts. If double the number rolled corn, that’s like having a set of sprout rollers plus 2 more sets of sprout rollers, or 3 sets. So the sprout rollers are 1/3 the total. *Bonus:* 80 corn rollers, 40 sprout rollers.