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CRAWL Moana crawl
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Over here you can find the google doc for this crawl


“In the beginning, there was only ocean…” It’s time to create some word “islands” in the “ocean” of your blank page! Start off with 3 minutes of writing, plain and simple.

Maui steals the Heart of Te Fiti, only for the Heart to be lost in the ocean when he is struck down by Te Ka. Sprint to 500 words as the search for the Heart of Te Fiti begins, as does your adventure as Moana.

Let’s fast-forward to Moana’s early childhood. You’re exploring the shore when you see a helpless baby turtle. Write for 5 minutes as you try to lead it to the water.
  • If you write fewer than 300 words, you have to fight of birds looking to make a snack of the turtle. Write for 3 more minutes as you protect the turtle.
  • If you write 300 words or more, things go smoothly and you’re done.
The ocean interacts with you, and gives you a strange gift that you wind up losing. You don’t get much time to look for it, because your father, the Chief of Motunui, soon shows up and takes you away. He teaches you the ways of life on Motunui. Write for the length of the song Where You Are. (If you don’t want to listen while you write, or can’t access the song, it is 3 and a half minutes long.)

By the time you’re sixteen, it seems you are on track to take over as Chief. Sprint to 600 words as you help the villagers with their various problems.

Everyone is proud of you… But it turns out the call of the ocean isn’t something you can forget. Write for the length of the song How Far I’ll Go. (Again, if you don’t want to or can’t listen, the song is 2 and a half minutes long.)

But you only started thinking about the ocean because of some of the problems plaguing Motuni! The biggest problem is that there are no fish to be found within the reef. Write for 5 minutes as you try to take a boat out beyond the reef.
  • If you write fewer than 300 words, your attempt is a disaster, and you must write 300 more words.
  • If you write 300 or more words… Well, you attempt is still a disaster, but it could have been a bigger one.
Grandma Tala catches you after you wash up on the shore, and reveals the secret history of Motunui. As you learn that your people were once voyagers, write for the length of the song We Know The Way. (Alternatively, write for 2 and a half minutes.)

You are given the Heart of Te Fiti, which Grandma Tala has kept since your encounter with the ocean as a toddler. You had thought that was a dream! If the Heart of Te Fiti is restored, you can save Motunui… If not, all the islands of the ocean will be destroyed. Sprint to 500 words as you try to convince your father and the rest of the village to help you restore the Heart.

No one is listening to you, but when Grandma Tala passes on, you know you must take this journey, even if it’s one you’ll take alone. Your first step? Finding Maui, who must help you restore the Heart. But it’s easier said than done. You know how to get there, but you don’t know how to sail. Write for 5 minutes or have a word war as you attempt to navigate the ocean.
  • If you write less than 300 words or lose the word war, you must write for 3 more minutes as you try to survive a terrible storm.
  • If you hit 300 words or more, or win the word war, you manage to stay out of the way of the storm, but are still lost.
One way or another, you eventually end up on the island where Maui is, and meet the egotistical demigod. Write for the length of the song You’re Welcome. (Alternatively, write for 3 minutes.)

Now you must convince him to help you. Sprint to 200 words until you realize Maui has taken off with your boat.

You manage to catch up with Maui – thanks, ocean! – but soon the Kakamora attack. Write for 5 minutes as you fight them off.
  • If you write 300 or fewer words, the battle takes a turn for the worse as their ship seems to multiply. Write an extra 100 words to finish things up.
  • If you write 300 or more words, you manage to scare those little coconut-armor-wearing pirates off quickly! Continue your voyage!
The next stop on this trip is Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters, where you and Maui must retrieve his hook from the crab monster Tamatoa. Write for 8 minutes during the very long fall.
  • If you write fewer than 500 words, you land far from Tamatoa’s lair, and must face some truly spooky monsters before reuniting with Maui. Write 200 more words as you do so.
  • If you write 500 or more words, you land outside Tamatoa’s lair. Good work!
Now you and Maui have to work together to get the Hook back from Tamatoa. Write for the length of the song Shiny. (Alternatively, write for 3 minutes.)

Maui is impressed with how you handle yourself in Lalotai, and even agrees to teach you wayfinding. Sprint to 500 words while he shows you the ropes.

You finally deliver Maui and the Heart of Te Fiti across the ocean, and have made it to Te Fiti. Time for Maui to restore that heart! However, Te Ka is there – and your reckless attempt to get past her gets Maui’s fishhook damaged. The trust between you two is broken. Sprint to 400 words as you reflect on your actions.

When all seems lost, the spirit of Grandma Tala helps you finally see who you are and why you were chosen for this quest. Write for the length of the song I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors). (Alternatively, write for 3 minutes.)

You will restore the Heart of Te Fiti, even if you must do it alone… But you don’t have to. Maui comes through in the end, having forgiven you and realized that he is more than just the power of his fishhook. Write for 8 minutes or have a word war as the two of you try to get to Te Fiti.
  • If you write less than 500 words or lose the word war, the dangerous struggle nearly seems hopeless, and Maui’s fishhook is broken in the process. Write 200 more words.
  • If you write 500 words or more, or win the word war, you manage to get to Te Fiti with relative ease.
Either way, something shocks you when you get to the Mother Island: she’s not there. That’s when you realize that when Te Fiti’s Heart was stolen, she became the demon Te Ka. Write 500 words as you bravely let Te Ka come to you, and return her heart.

Te Ka becomes Te Fiti once more, and after saying a heartfelt goodbye to Maui, you set sail for Motunui, where your family greets you with joy and pride. Your people start to sail again, and you take your place as Chief in your own, unique way. Write for 5 minutes. You know the way.
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