Activity-Creative thinking-Cut that Cake
The trainer brings in a cake to celebrate the end of a successful session. Participants cannot eat it until they have cut it. They cannot make more than three cuts and they must divide the cake into eight pieces.
Time / 20 Minutes
Directions and Set up
Purchase a cake and bring it to the training room at an appropriate time.
After 5 minutes , if the solution has not been found, either allow each participant a second chance, or demonstrate the answer (see answer below)
One 8 - 10 inch round cake and a cake knife
The participants cannot make more than three cuts and they must divide the cake into eight pieces.
What's the point?
This activity is meant as a fun and also challenging way to end a team building , creativity or a problem solving class and also shows the value of collaboration of all class participants to try and come up with a solution together and get a piece of the cake
The answer is to cut the cake twice on top (once in either direction) and once horizontally through the middle.