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Gerber Guess


Wanna expose your students to some really strange tastes? Try Gerber Guess. Here’s how you do it.

Before the game begins, rip the labels off of several jars of baby food. The number needed depends on the number of teams and the size of the teams. If you have two teams of 5 students each, you need 10 jars of baby food. The baby food jars do not need to be the same for all groups.

When the leader says go, the team members will work together to taste their assigned jars of baby food. The group that guesses the most jars of baby food correctly wins.

NOTE: Make sure you rip the labels off BEFORE the game begins! This saves time. Also, make sure you devise a “key” to determine correct answers during and after the game. The easiest way to do that is to use a marker to write a number on the jar that matches a corresponding key sheet with the correct baby food flavor. Finally, do not forget to have every participant their own plastic spoon. A few hand towels and free soft drinks (to clean up and wash away the bad taste) will make you a very popular youth leader with your kids!


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.

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