Team Builders

Stepping Stones

Supplies: VERY sturdy chairs (NOT folding chairs or chairs with wheels!!!!!)

This exercise is for groups with at least 10 kids. (For larger groups you probably will want to divide into several teams.) Split the group into two teams, both having the same number of kids. Line up two rows of chairs with the same number of kids PLUS ONE EMPTY CHAIR per line. Finally, place a line of tape about 10 feet from the ends of the chairs.

Each kid stands on a chair. When the leader says go, the student on the end by the empty chair picks it up and passes it to the next person. The chair goes all the way to the end of the line of students.
The last student puts it down and then stands on it. Everyone moves down a chair and the process repeats itself.

The first team to cross the tape line wins.

SAFETY NOTE THAT WE PROBABLY HAVE TO SAY: Obviously only use chairs that are sturdy and won’t fall underneath kids. Folding chairs are NOT a good idea. Old chairs from the 1940’s also would not be a good idea. As always, please use your own discernment.


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. Lee
    June 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

    We used this as a team builder and it worked terrifically! The kids got it down pretty pat, and eventually had excellent means of communication. It was a meaningful experience, not to mention, fun.

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