Save Fred! Team-Building Activity

Here is a fun team-building activity for the classroom that I found on Pinterest.

It’s based around a story of a worm who can’t swim. His boat capsizes and his life jacket gets trapped under the boat. Luckily for him, however, he is safe on the top of it. And it is up to us to save him.

Set up

The only trick is that we are not allowed to touch the cup, life jacket, or Fred the Worm with our hands at all. We can, however use the paper clips to help us Save Fred!

The students follow the scientific method to complete the task and there is a nice package for this exercise that you can print out and photocopy for your students from Teachers Pay Teachers. The best part is that it is free.

And who doesn’t love playing with candy?

It’s a win-win!

paper clips only

One of my students tries to put the gummy ring on the worm and finds it quite difficult.

lifejacket on

Team-work is always the best way to get things done.

back in the boat

Mission Accomplished – Fred is back in the boat with his life jacket on.

Time to eat some gummy worms!

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