Dropping the egg
Dropping the egg is a challenge of creativity, skill, and workmanship. It can be played with any number of participants (provided you have enough equipment for everybody/every team).
- one egg per participant (or per team)
- diverse small items that can be used to create a protective device for the egg:
- adhesive tape, paper, cardboard, cotton, old clothes, straws, ...
- remark: the traditional version provides only straws and tape!
The equipment is provided to the teams. Then, they may construct a protective device for the egg. The goal is that the egg can be dropped from a certain height (2 meters/6 feet or so) on a hard floor without being damaged. After some predefined time (for instance, 20 minutes) the devices have to be presented (be sure to prepare a "spectacular show" for that) and then challenged whether they can really protect the egg when being dropped.
You can also try this variation: Don't give away the equipment for free, "sell" it. Give each team a certain amount of play money and let them buy the equipment. Later on, they can also trade between teams if they run out of equipment or have spare stuff.