Marshmallow Toe Relay
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Looking for a fun and crazy preteen church game? Look no more! Marshmallow Toe Relay is a great ice-breaker, game or activity to use at your next mid-week or weekend preteen church service. Check it out!
Topic: Teamwork or Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-26)
- Mini marshmallows
- Paper plates
- Optional: chocolate syrup or maple syrup
How to Play:
Break up preteens into groups of 8-10. Have each group sit on a chair (or the ground) in a line, side by side their teammates. Players should have their feet out in front of them. Place a paper plate in front of each player. Tell students to take off their socks and shoes. The player at the end of the line has a large stack of mini-marshamallows on their plate, and all the other players have an empty plate. On “go”, the player at the end of each line grabs as many marshmallows as possible with their feet and toes, placing the marshmallows on the plate of the teammate next to them. Whatever marshmallows don’t make it on the plate are dead and can’t continue on. The player at the end continues to grab and pass marshmallows with their feet and toes until they are all gone. The marshmallows continue down the line to each player. The first player in the line is piling up the marshmallows that made it on their paper plate. The team that has the most marshmallows on the first player’s plate at the end of the game wins. Give the winning team a bag of marshmallows to share.
If your group wants to get messy, add chocolate syrup or maple syrup to the pile of marshmallows. Be sure to have something to wipe off their feet if you choose this option.
Do the game just for fun as an ice-breaker or use it as an opening activity on the topic of teamwork on the Body of Christ. Talk about why it is important to work together, just like in the game – everyone has to do their part.