Build The Tower, Build The Team

Getting your businesses or organization’s team together for a fun challenge can be invaluable. By participating in an event or activity together. A marshmallow spaghetti challenge could be exactly what your team needs to come together and accomplish your goals.

Using the Marshmallow Spaghetti Challenge for team building

What is the challenge?

The objective is fairly straightforward: we have a team of 3 students challenged to construct the tallest structure possible from using only 1 marshmallow, 40 spaghetti sticks, 1-yard of string, and 1-yard of tape.

How it works

This activity is not complicated, but it can be challenging. First, you will need to assemble the items needed for team. The group require 40 sticks of uncooked spaghetti, one standard-size marshmallow, you will also need measuring tape and a stopwatch.

The team is given 30 minutes to work with the materials and build the tallest freestanding structure. They may break the spaghetti as needed. The marshmallow however, cannot be cut, eaten, or altered in any way and must be positioned at the top of the structure.

The teams may use as little or as much of the materials as they wish. Because the structure must be freestanding, it cannot be supported by or suspended from another object.

Once 30 minutes have passed, you can measure each team’s structure. The tallest one wins as long as it meets the criteria mentioned.

How is the challenge beneficial?

By working together to achieve this simple goal, the team members may discover basic principles of design and engineering. More importantly, they will explore ways to work together efficiently in order to reach a specified goal. They may discover strategies that enhance group participation. The ability to support one another will certainly be reinforced.

This kind of team building challenge is fun – and sometimes, a spirit of enjoyment is lacking within class. One should try coming together as a team for a marshmallow spaghetti challenge to renew the enthusiasm and team spirit.