This is a way to pick teams for grades 3-8.
Submitted by Alicia Thorngate, Eastpointe, Michigan.
Here’s another way to quickly select teams using popsicle sticks. What I’ve done is put everyone’s name on popsicle sticks. The popsicle sticks are placed in a coffee can. When it comes time for team games, I select two or four sticks from the can. These students are captains. If someone has already been captain, I just choose another popsicle stick. They then pull the appropriate number of sticks for their team members. My students like this idea and seem to be pleased with this way of selecting teams.