Team Builders

Get On Board

This team builder can be used with just one group of students, or with several groups of students “competing” against one another. All you need is one 8’ long 2X4 for each team. Here’s what you do.

Tell the students to get into groups/teams of 5. Next, hand them each a 2X4 and tell them to lay it on the ground and step onto it. After everyone is “on board” (get it?), explain that they are to arrange themselves in order of their birthdays, earliest to latest. The first team to properly align themselves, wins. BUT! There are two conditions under which they must work:

1. They cannot talk…at all.
2. They cannot step off the board. (If they fall off the board while trying to configure themselves, they must start all over again, in the same order.)

You can call time, or wait till one team declares themselves the winner. Either way, to check them, at the end of the competition, just have the students whip out their driver’s license or student I.D.

Idea by Cassondra


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.

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