Spaghetti & Marshmallow Tower - Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue

Spaghetti & Marshmallow Tower

This simple and fun, twenty-minute icebreaker challenge will work well with any size of group and can easily be tweaked to work as an in-course exercise for leadership, team building, communication skills, problem solving and many more!


  • Split your group into teams of up to four people.
  • Provide each group with one packet of spaghetti and one packet of marshmallows (not the tiny ones).
  • Brief the groups that they will have 15 minutes to build the tallest structure they can, using only spaghetti and marshmallows.
  • Let them know that they can break the spaghetti if they wish but they cannot break the marshmallows … or eat them!
  • Before you hand out the materials, give teams five minutes of planning time.
  • When the planning time is over, hand out the spaghetti and marshmallows and teams can start!
  • When the time is up, measure the towers with a ruler or tape measure to see which team is the winner.

You may like to have a prize for the winning team.


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