This is a great activity to use in the first week back to school. I used it as a way to show students that there is no one right way to work as a group and that a great group needs a little bit of everyone in it to be successful. I have done this with students in Grade 1 all the way to Grade 7 and they all loved it!
As an extension to the activity, I have had students write out their “recipe” on index cards and created a display board in the hallway with pictures of our activity and their finished trail mix. It was a great board to show that we know how to work together!