Biography Bottles: My little neighbor friend just made one of Cleopatra. It's a 2 liter soda bottle with a styrofoam ball on the top for the head...decorated to look like a character from a book, person from history.... near endless possibilities. Love this as a reading response option.
Team Building Task-The Cup Challenge - take a rubber band and tie 6 strings to it (though I think 5 would work if you want smaller groups). Participants must use only the strings to move 6 cups into a pyramid formation. You can make this a competition between the groups or give them harder cup moving tasks.