Skittle Transport

Summary: Practice teamwork and self control in this fun candy relay!


  • Plates
  • Skittle candy, or M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, etc. (make sure to check for permission and allergies)
  • Straws


  1. Split the group into teams as you see fit.
  2. Set up a plate of skittles for each team, and give each participant a straw.
  3. Have another plate where the participants will bring the skittles to. This can be across the room or just a few feet away.
  4. Participants should use the straws to transport skittles from one plate to another.
    • They do this by placing the straw against the skittle and breathing in.
    • If your participants are having trouble, have them travel slowly between the plates.
  5. Play like a relay, so one participant will go at a time on each team. Once the participant gets a skittle to the other side, the next participant can go. Continue until all the skittles are transported to the other plate.
  6. Encourage players to cheer each other on while they play!

Debrief Questions:

  • How did it feel to have your teammates supporting you and cheering you on?
  • Was it better to go fast or to take your time?

Activity Length: Medium (15-30 minutes)

Energy Level: Medium

Grade Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & Up

Group Size: Large (10+), Medium (5-9), Small (2-4)