Candy Bar Wrap

Type of strategy: CollaborationGroup ManagementMovement

Intended Audience: Teachers

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and SensingIN: Introversion and IntuitionIS: Introversion and Sensing

Wrap full-size candy bar with a humorous picture to create groups throughout your PD.


  1. Purchase the number of full-size candy bars equal to the number of participants in your session.  You should use at least two types, with no more of a single type than you want for your biggest group. (For example: 30 participants - 10 chocolate bars, 10 York patties, 10 packs of M&M's.)
  2. Find and print an equal number of funny pictures. You should be able to fit at least 8 on a single 8.5 x 11. Color or black/white printing is only as important as your pictures require.
  3. Cut pictures apart.
  4. Using scotch tape, wrap each picture around the candy bar, making sure matching pictures are on different types of candy bars.

Ask participants to grab a candy bar of their choice before the beginning of the session, assuring them that they are allowed to eat them, but not required to do so.

During the session, use the following types of groupings based on the number of participants you need in each small group:

  • Pair (or groups of 3) matching pictures
  • A person or people with the same candy bar
  • A person or people with a different candy bar
  • All the people with the same candy bar
  • A group of people with one of each kind of candy bar
  • Pair based on a related picture (ask participants to create the relationship between pictures)

Submitted by: MELISSA GARNER