Team-Building and Communication Skills

Scholars learn effective communication and problem-solving skills with a fun team-building exercise. Next, they work together to build a structure using candy and uncooked spaghetti. Finally, they discuss what they learned about how a team functions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups discuss the various roles members of a sports team play and how each one contributes to its overall success
  • Requires several materials, including candy, uncooked spaghetti, measuring tape, a bandanna, a marble, and a plastic cup
Classroom Considerations
  • Second of three lessons from the Personal and Social Development module
Pros
  • Includes teacher notes for easy implementation
  • Provides essential questions and key understandings
Cons
  • None
Common Core