**Pasta Master**

I happened across a TV game show awhile back that featured two tractor operators cooperatively trying to move a single piece of pasta. How can this be turned into a team challenge, I wondered? How about like this:

Construction Materials:

One paper plate for each team member
Masking tape
A package of dry spaghetti (NOT angel hair)

Set Up:

Use the masking tape to create a handle of sorts on the back side of each paper plate to create a "hand held device".












Place the pasta and the hand held devices on a table. Place a large bucket or tub about 15' away.

Team Instructions:

You have four minutes to move as much pasta as possible to the bucket. Only one team member is allowed to touch the pasta. The remaining team members will each have a hand held device. Work in pairs to move the pasta to the bucket by holding the pasta end to end between two hand held devices. Each pair may only move one piece of spaghetti at a time.












If the pasta breaks, come back for more! You will receive up to ten points each for creativity, cooperation, and communication. You will receive one point for each piece of pasta in the bucket at the end of the allotted time.

Have fun!

3 comments:

AkuTyger said...

cool, I'm doing this with my kids tomorrow - let you know how it goes.

Kris Bordessa said...

Please do!

Sara Walschinski said...

This looks great! I'm always looking for new team building activities to try with my kids!! Thanks!