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
Before the contest, team building requires the group to invest a reasonable
amount of time experimenting with the spaghetti and marshmallow building
materials and planning how they could make the best structure.
This will ensure that they can work effectively and feel comfortable
with one another. This is time well invested and will pay dividends
The Team Building activity requires 10 - 20 minutes and working in teams,
people 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 the 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!