Spaghetti and Marshmallow Towers
A team building contest to see which team can build the highest structure,
or the widest bridge or the tallest arch.
Boxes of uncooked spaghetti.
Packets Marshmallow cubes (preferably at least 25mm cubes).
Have sufficient to give each team at least 30 lengths of spaghetti and
Team building requires the group to invest in a reasonable amount of time to
ensure that they are working effectively together, and feel comfortable
with one another. This is time well invested and will pay dividends
later on. This activity requires at least 20 minutes. Working
in teams, teens learn how each individual can contribute to the team effort
to accomplish their plans and goals and the loss of group effectiveness by
leaving someone out.
Uncooked (raw) spaghetti and marshmallow squares are required for this
challenge. Teams are given 15-30 minutes to build the highest
structure in the room, or the widest bridge, or tallest arch. Teams
build in 3-D by sticking spaghetti sticks into marshmallow cubes to form
cubes and triangle etc. Award a small prize for the best structure
and then have a marshmallow roast around a camp fire!
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