Back 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.

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


  • Bag of spaghetti
  • Roll of string/twine
  • Masking-tape
  • Marshmallows
  • Measuring tape



Mark Collard

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User Reviews, Comments & Ideas (1)
5.00 avg. rating (93% 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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