This game requires a small amount of prep.
- Chopsticks (we got ours at a local Chinese restaurant).
- A bag of mini marshmallows
- 4 bowls.
How to Play:
Split the group into teams. We did two teams. Put the teams next to each other on one side of the room. Give each team a bowl of marshmallows (we put the bowls on bar stools). At the other end of the room, across from each team, place an empty bowl (Again, we put these on bar stools). Each team's objective is to get their marshmallows from one bowl to the other. The team with the most marshmallows in their bowl when time is up wins. Allow all the players of the team to go at the same time. This isn't a relay race. Although, you could make it one if you wanted too. We prefer a high energy game with some chaos that's over quickly.
Each student may only transport one marshmallow at a time. Stabbing marshmallows is not allowed.
If you live in a small town in Western PA (we do), most of your students won't know how to use chopsticks and may have never tried. This is their chance to learn!
We introduced the game by telling them that "They play this same game in Japan except they use marbles - you'd hate it."