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Sticks of spaghetti poked into a marshmallow, as seen in team-building initiative Marshmallow Challenge game
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Marshmallow Challenge

Classic problem-solving exercise for small teams.

  • Playful & fun
  • Simple props
  • Promotes creativity
  • Builds problem-solving skills
  • Many metaphors

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Contributor Mark Collard

User Reviews, Comments & Ideas (1)
5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 2 votes

  1. Katie Inouye

    I used this activity with a group of middle school students and it worked great! The students loved the challenge and we had a good discussion afterwards about teamwork and creative problem-solving.

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