Find a game Search
Play anywhere
  • Play anywhere
  • Inside
  • Outside
All categories
  • Action
  • Artistic
  • Camp Game
  • Chilled Out
  • Circle
  • Drama
  • Duel
  • Icebreakers
  • Junior
  • Large Groups
  • Memory
  • Messy Food
  • Mini-Olympics
  • Music
  • Night
  • Simulation
  • Small Groups
  • Sports
  • Team Building
  • Water
  • Wide Game
  • All categories
More Less
Play anywhere
  • Play anywhere
  • Inside
  • Outside
Any team layout
  • Any team layout
  • All On All
  • Multi Player Duel
  • Multiple Teams
  • Single Player
  • Whole Group
Any cost
  • Any cost
  • No cost
  • Over $20
  • Under $20
Any duration
  • Any duration
  • 0 - 5 mins
  • 1 hour +
  • 10 - 30 mins
  • 30 - 60 mins
  • 5 - 10 mins
Messy Factor:
Any messiness
  • Any messiness
  • Cool Off & Clean Up
  • Extreme Mess
  • No Mess

Pea Pipes

Action games Team building games Messy food games Large group games

How To Play Pea Pipes

Simple relay structure for this game. 4 teams line up at one end. Place a bowl of peas (or whatever you are using) at the other end.

The first player from each team has to run to the other end and pick up a pea by sucking it on the end of the straw. Then they must carry it back to their team. If the pea falls off while they are returning, they must pick it up again (with the straw) and continue back.

To win, a team must get all of it's players to bring back 1 pea each.

Materials Needed

Straws, Peas or beans, bowl

Submitted by Joel on 24 Sep 2007 12:00:00

Has this game been helpful?

6 Comments Add a comment »

We played this game and it was a riot! I used dried peas, like for pea soup. Several swallowed them by accident, but since they are food, it was ok. I changed it a little by letting them run as many times as they could within 10 minutes. Then counted the peas, and the team with the most peas, won.

The only trouble is if you have a wise-guy who wants to scoop up extra peas with his hands. And it was a little messy to count all the peas, but that was ok.

I recommend this one highly!

Posted by Lois from Honduras on 7 Nov 2008 at 3:50:00

Also good when you use maltesers, m&m's or some other lolly and the kids get to eat them at the end!

Posted by Bec on 10 Dec 2008 at 6:59:17

Great with cottonballs! Easier and if you drop them on the floor,they don't go all over. The kids just bend down and use his/her straw to pick it up again. Have two containers to put the cottonballs-one that is easy to drop them into, the other that gives a challenge. Make the challenging one count double.

Posted by Suzanne on 17 Apr 2011 at 3:43:43

Use cotton balls; they don't go anywhere when they are dropped and can be picked up and the relay continued.

Posted by on 17 Apr 2011 at 3:46:18

Joel: when running with the item, don't the kids get out of breath sucking on the straw for so long?

Posted by Ali on 6 Sep 2015 at 8:00:55

This is a great game - but I swapped the peas for tissue paper (because I forgot the peas but shhhh) and put people into pairs. So each pair had to carry the tissue together. This makes it much more fun as it's much harder for 2 people to carry one tissue at the same time. My group really enjoyed it!

Posted by Joseph on 15 Feb 2018 at 4:23:39

Join the Discussion