Spaghetti Soda

Summary: Work in pairs in the relay race to transport soda cans using pieces of spaghetti.


  • Uncooked spaghetti
  • Empty soda cans with tabs attached
  • 2 tables


  1. Have participants pair up within assigned teams. Let everyone know you’re going to have a relay race
  2. Put the soda can on the table, with the tab up.
  3. Have one person in the pair put a piece of spaghetti in their mouth, and thread it through the tab of the soda.
  4. The other member of the pair should hold the other side of the spaghetti in their mouth. Together, they should carry the soda can to the other table.
  5. The other pair of the team should do the same thing to bring the can back to the original table.
  6. Continue until everyone has gone, or for a certain amount of time.

Debrief Questions:

  • What was the hardest part of the game?
  • How do you work together/cooperate with your partner?

Activity Length: Medium (15-30 minutes)

Energy Level: Medium

Grade Level: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & Up

Group Size: Large (10+), Medium (5-9)