Pasta Pass

Pass the cereal using dry pasta.
Cereal with a hole in it (Cracklin' Oat Bran, Cheerios, Fruit Loops)
Uncooked spaghetti (regular thickness, not angel hair)

1. Set up a table at the front of the playing area with a bowl of cereal and a box of uncooked spaghetti.
2. Break your group into even teams (if you like) and have players line up one in front of the other.
3. Hand each player in line a piece of raw spaghetti. Each player should place the spaghetti in their mouth and place one hand behind their backs. Players may use one hand, close to the mouth, to stabilize their piece of spaghetti.
3. Hand the first player in each line a piece of cereal. Have those players slip the piece of cereal onto their pasta, and then place one hand behind their back.

How to Play

1. On "Go!" each first player turns to the player behind them and passes the cereal from their piece of spaghetti to their neighbor's piece of spaghetti.
2. If the cereal falls, or the pasta breaks, play freezes. The player who was passing the cereal runs to the table and gets a new piece of cereal or pasta. When they return, play can resume, with the original player passing the cereal (not the person they were passing to).
3. The first team to get the cereal passed from the front of the line to the end of the line, wins!


1. Don't allow the use of hands in stabilizing the pasta; only let players use their mouths. Please note, this is really, really hard!
2. Extend the relay by having the last person in line run to the front of the line when they receive the cereal. Continue play in that way until the original first player returns to the front of the line.
3. Play with the whole group! Just make a big circle with the table in the middle. Use multiple pieces of cereal at multiple points in the circle to keep things exciting (if it feels like things are slowing down, or the team is getting really good, keep adding more and more pieces). Play for time, and when the time is up, count the number of cereal pieces on the floor vs. the number of pieces still being passed in the circle. See which number is higher!


1. Make sure the stabilizing hand is close to the mouth, not the middle of the pasta.
2. It helps to pass the cereal if the player who is passing goes up and the player who is receiving goes down.
3. I like to use Cracklin' Oat Bran because it has a bigger hole, but other cereals are good too; just make sure the hole is clear of obstructions such as sugar coating.

Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Either/or (can be played either way)
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Mess Factor
Dustpan, please
Noise Level
Number of Players
10 to 20
As many as you can handle!
Prep Time
5 minutes or less
Team Division
Teamwork! (divide into teams)
All together now! (everyone works together)