On A Jar
Build Team Spirit, Applicable
for Families and Groups
• Develop problem-solving skills,
• Refine motor coordination,
• Develop a keen sense of observation, and
• Increase attention span.
• Approximately 30 chopsticks.
• One wide-mouthed container, such as
a peanut butter jar. Use a wider jar opening for the younger
or less coordinated the children.
The group's goal is to have all of the chopsticks
successfully balanced on top of the jar simultaneously. (See
Each child takes a turn placing one chopsticks on the mouth
of the container. The child attempts to place his/her chopsticks
without spilling any of the previously placed chopsticks.
facilitator applauds, rewards and celebrates the group achieving
their task/goal. The facilitator must ensure players do not
shake the table out of excitement.
The facilitator will have the group members critique each other
as to what were the good, cooperative moves which helped the
task be done successfully, and which were the egoistic/disruptive/destructive
moves which inhibited the task from being successfully completed.
For adolescents, (especially street-wise children) challenge
them to use match sticks on a soda bottle instead of a wide-mouth
container. You'll be amazed to see the excitement this game
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