Jan. 30th, 2019 Banana Surgery! Materials Needed: One bunch of bananas, butter knives tape, safety pins, sticky tack. Bananas are great. There are countless things that you can do with bananas: dip them in chocolate, make banana bread, use them as road hazards in Mario Kart, or use them as tools to help teach life lessons. Let's do some banana surgery!
Sometimes visuals can help drive home a point-Banana Surgery is a fun way to remind your group of kids (and yourself) that all actions have consequences.
How To Play: Break kids up into groups of 3 or less. Give each group one banana and a butter knife. Tell them that their job is to completely take apart the banana and chop it up into equal parts.
After they chop up the banana, hand out tape, pins, and sticky tack. Now you can tell them that their job is to try and put the banana back together, peel and all. Set a timer for 1-2 minutes and whichever group has the best reconstructed banana at the end wins!
You can follow up the activity with a few discussions questions: 1. What was it like to try and reconstruct the banana after it was taken apart? 2. How would you have done the first step of deconstructing differently if you had known that you were suppose to put it back together? 3. Have you ever wished that you could go back in time and redo a situation after you saw how it would turn out?