In "Love Connects Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Form teams of two or three participants at work tables. Give each team a raw potato. Ask a participant on each team to select a straw and try to stab the potato with it. (The straw should buckle and bend, barely piercing the potato skin.)
Then, encourage another participant on the team to take a straw, hold it so their thumb seals the top hole, and try to stab the other end into the potato.
Participants will probably find it fun to try the experiment a few more times.
Ask participants to reflect with questions such as:
Instead of stabbing the potato with a straw, an individual with limited motor coordination may be able to hold the potato still while a teammate stabs it with the straw.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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