Adventist Adventurer Awards/Cooperation
Read and discuss
Acts 4:32-37 and Exodus 35:20-29; 36:2-7.
What is cooperation?
Willingness to work together; give and take. Learning to cooperate is when a person thinks about and balances their own needs and wants with another person’s needs and wants. Some people think that cooperation means a child does what the adult wants. That’s not the case. True cooperation is a give and take between people that ends up with something they both agree on. Cooperation is a skill that must be learned.
Why is cooperation important in your family, school, and church?
Role play a Bible story about cooperation.
Nehemiah rebuilding the temple while others are attacking/protecting. Nehemiah 4:15-23
Will need blocks to build with. Separate children into 3 groups. One group will be rebuild the "temple", one group protects the builders while the last group attacks.
Sing a cooperation song.
Cooperation Hop Song by Sandy Patty. Listen this song in this link Cooperation Hop
Play a cooperative game.
Make a cooperative craft with your group
Process: Create a tower as tall as possible that can stand self-supported.
- create or be assigned a team; 3 people to each team.
- You will be given 100g of spaghetti and 50 grams of mini marshmallows.
- You will have 5 minutes to plan your approach.
- You will have 30 minutes of build time.
- Spaghetti and marshmallows may be broken but marshmallows may not be made wet.
- You may not actively seek out other groups to poach ideas but you may spot ideas from your work station.
- Once time is called a full minute will be waited before teacher measures height. This is to ensure tower stability.
- Students will work on
- Determining variables and controlling them
- Team work
- Time management
- Creative problem solving
- Engineering for structural strength
- Perseverance and idea adaptation
Here is a video showing parts of the challenge and the winning design Spaghetti and Marshmallow Towel