Banana Surgery

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Banana SurgerySplit your group up into smaller groups, and give each group a banana, cutting board and plastic knife.  Each group should cut the banana into 4 or 5 equal sized pieces.  (don't tell them what the next steps are at this point).

Then hand out banana surgery kits - pins, string, sticky tape, tooth picks, rubber bands etc.  The goal is for each group to reassemble the banana.

The lesson from this game is that some things (relationships, trust, reputation, bananas!) are easy to break but more difficult to put back together.  

  • Free / Low Cost
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Dirty & Messy
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Discipleship / Bible
  • Team Building Teamwork
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Small area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

  • Medium (11-29 mins)
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Hi, just a few questions: How do you cut the banana? on what axis? and should you peel the banana before?
- victor (28 Oct 2014)

Today we are going to try this with the peels on and having the kids randomly cut how they wish.
- Allan Collins (18 Dec 2017)

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