This is a great team builder for any group, because athleticism isn’t a requirement. Absolutely everybody in your group can participate! Here’s what you do.
Divide the group into equal teams, no more than 4 people big. Give each team the exact same amount of newspaper, the exact same amount of tape, and 1 egg.
The object is simple: teams must work together to build a tower that will support the weight of their egg. The team with the tallest tower (that can stand on its own power) is the winner.
NOTE TO LEADER: It’s best to give the team about 4 minutes at the beginning to brainstorm their plan, and then give them about 10 minutes to pull it off.
OPTIONAL: You can also award points for “most unique tower” and “tower with the coolest name.”
Idea by Nick
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