Team Builders

Big Bad Wolf

Supplies: LOTS of newspaper and LOTS of tape.

Wanna see how well your group does building something together? Try this fun exercise.

Divide students into teams of 4-6. Give each team enough newspaper and tape to build a newspaper shelter of some kind. It must be big enough to get three team members inside. Set a time limit on how long you want to give teams to work on the project.

The Big Bad Wolf (youth leader) then attempts to blow the shelter down. Award prize to the best construction job.

Afterward, have a giant paper fight.

Idea from Young Life


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Jonathan McKee
    June 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I really love this game. Kids have to work together to build the shelters. This really is a great team-builder as well.

  2. Patty
    September 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Tied this game into building your house upon the Rock. Kids had a blast and got the point!

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