Supplies: Peeps, Toothpicks, Plates
It’s been said that if one were to look up the word “ubiquitous” in the dictionary they would find pictures of Peeps during the Easter season.
So this small group challenge is a fun way to make use of these marshmallow mainstays for your kids church.
This idea works best if you separate your kids church experience into small groups. (Or as a team building activity at your next volunteer training! You’re welcome!) it can be used as a competition between small groups or as an icebreaker at the start of your service.
Each small group will receive a plate, a box of Peeps and a some toothpicks. (Safety note: toothpicks have pointy bits so plan accordingly!)
You will set a timer for 5 to 10 minutes and during that time each small group will have to work together to create a tower out of their Peeps and toothpicks.
That’s a pretty simple idea but…check out this Very Helpful Visual© for some visual reinforcement:
Once the towers have been built, there are several things you can do as a follow up:
- Give prizes or points to the team with tallest, prettiest or most solid tower.
- Have them make another tower but add additional rules such as limiting the amount of toothpicks or Peeps each small can use or requiring the tower to support a small toy or object on top.
- Or use one of these Peep Tower Object Lessons. (Coming soon.)
This article is a part of our 50 Easter Ideas for Kids Church series. See the other ideas in this series to ensure that your Easter kids church services are amazing!