M & M Swap

Type of strategy: CollaborationEnergizers and State ChangersMovementOpeners & Get to Know You

Using a fun treat of M&Ms, participants team buid in this collaborative pass the M&M on spoons activity.

Directions: 

  • Have the group form a circle standing up. 
  • After everyone is given a plastic spoon, the first player is given five M&Ms to hold in his/her spoon. 
  • Everyone puts the spoon into their mouths between their teeth with the scoop of the spoon facing up. 
  • The group must pass the M&Ms from the first person to the last, without using their hands. 
  • The object is to get ALL of the M&Ms to the end, without dropping any.

Variation:

  • Have the group form a circle standing up. 
  • After everyone is given a plastic spoon, the first player is given five M&Ms to hold in his/her spoon. 
  • Everyone must hold the spoon behind their back holding the handle of the spoon facing up. 
  • The group must pass the M&Ms from the first persons spoon to the last persons spoon. 
  • The object is to get ALL of the M&Ms to the end, without dropping any.

Challenge: Use two colors of M&Ms.  Have group get like colors in a spoon.  For example,  green M&Ms in one spoon and red in another. Switch it up by not allowing talking.

 

Discussion:  What worked well?  Why?  How could we have done it differently? How can you apply this to....?

 

Submitted by: Jennifer Arns