To avoid all food allergies and keep the custodial staff happy, I'm using jigsaw puzzles. I've purchased enough puzzles for 12 groups. (6 different puzzles) Students will be given an allotted amount of time to assemble the puzzle. As students work on the puzzles, they will have to make a mental note or have a notetaker jot down their strategies. Once puzzles are complete, groups will have to generate a written set of instructions for another group to follow in the same allotted amount of time. Groups will receive a puzzle different from the one they assembled when writing instructions.
I wanted to use small toys so I could give students the disassembled toy and a picture of the finished procuct only, but I couldn't find enough items reasonably priced when searching. I'll save that for a different time.