Get 3 or 4 brave volunteers with strong stomachs who race to eat a bowl of green oatmeal the fastest. This is best if recorded on camera and projected on the big screen. Award a first, second and third place so all contestants keep eating til done.
When they finish have one of your staff ask, “Hey ‘Jonathan,’ where do you get green oatmeal?” You answer, “That’s a good question, and show them.
Play a pre-recorded video of you and another staff member in your office, home, wherever, with a large (very large) pan or bowl of oatmeal. Drop green food coloring in it and then dialogue about how to stir it. “Do you have a big spoon?” “No. Do you?” “No.” “Then what are we going to use?” “HEY! I got an idea!”
Each person in the video takes off his shoes and socks. This is a great opportunity to show close-ups of your feet when the socks come off. (pre-dirty your feet with some grease – Pam – between each toe). Then stick your feet in the oatmeal and start sloshing around in it to mix it up. As the camera tilts up to your faces, both can say, “That’s how you make green oatmeal!”
Note: For obvious health reasons, don’t use that oatmeal as the oatmeal they eat! The look on their faces and reaction from the audience is priceless.
Thanks to Rux down in Southern CA for this idea!
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 TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.