MAIN POINT: Things when taken apart (relationships, reputations, etc.) aren’t as easily put back together as it may seem.

This can either be played as an upfront game or if you have a smaller group, you can have everyone play.

Have a team peel and cut up a banana into equal parts. (Don’t tell them what comes next until they’re done.) Then tell them they must put the banana back together using pins, needles, tape, or whatever. The team with the best-reconstructed banana wins.

If you do this with a big group, use a video feed to a big screen and time the “surgery” so it doesn’t drag.

Idea from Young Life

Also, see Chocolate Tower (Click Here) and Tootsie Roll Sculpture (Click Here).


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Robert
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Our junior high kids have had a lot of fun with this one. The results are pretty funny. I’ve also let them use paper clips, thread, masking tape.

  2. Robert
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    oops, forgot to put a vote…

  3. Matt
    January 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

    awesome game, youth loved it.

  4. Ps Vijay B
    April 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Amazing game

  5. Francho
    April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I would love to play this with my youth group.

  6. Paul
    May 1, 2015 at 12:00 am


  7. Kvisa
    November 14, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Good object lesson, time limit is good though.

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