First day of school

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  1. Mrs. Mom

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    I am in need of a good team building activity that doesn't involve food items. Does anyone have any ideas? I have lots of popsicle sticks....I was thinking of something like groups building the best boat in a certain amount of time using only some supplies I give them. The winning team is the one who creates the boat that can float with the most pennies on it.

    Does anyone have any other ideas? I know there are things that can be done with balloons, but I'm drawing a blank as to what I've done in the past.
     
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    I've done the penny/boat activity using a 4 inch square aluminum foil.
     
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    I really like this idea! I think I'm going to try this.
     
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    A teacher in my building did a team building activity last year. She had a Kleenex box, a paper towel roll, several straws and masking tape for each group. The Kleenex boxes must be the same size. Each team had so long to make a tower using these items. The idea is to make the tallest tower. It must also stand on its own. At the end of the time they would measure to see who had the tallest tower. The kids loved it.
     
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    I do this type of activity using dry spaghetti noodles, gumdrops and marshmallows. BUT I have a student with a food allergy so I am trying to get away from an activity that involves food, just to be on the safe side.
     
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    I do an activity similar to this only I require it to be absolutely silent. Students are not allowed to talk (or write) during the activity.
     
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    You should check out the book The First Six Weeks of School. MANY great ideas.
     

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