Supplies: Pumpkins and toothpicks for every team.
This is a great competitive team mixer for the Fall. Cut up pumpkins into 8-10 pieces. Break your group into teams of 5 or 6. Have a supply of round, wooden toothpicks. Give each group two minutes to put its “jig-saw puzzle” pumpkin back together, using the toothpicks to hold the pieces in place. The first team done or the team with the most “together” pumpkin after the time limit is the winner. Pumpkins must be able to stand up alone to be considered a winner.
NOTE: Make sure the pumpkins are roughly the same size for this exercise.
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