Game – Pass It On

About | This game involves passing water on paper plates over each others heads. Fast pace and exciting, but expect to get very wet!

Goal | Show team members that communication is a two way traffic and why trust is important to a team

Emphasis | Communication, Trust

Items |1 – One Pail and Bottle (about 1.5 liter volume). 2 – Disposable paper/plastic plates for each participants

Size | 6 onwards

Setting | Go Outdoors

Time | At least 30 minutes

Instructions |

  1. Divide the group into teams of 6 to 12 people. The more there are in a team, the more challenging it will be.
  2. Have each team line up in a single file from front to back all facing you.
  3. Once they are all in line, get everyone to squat or if they prefer, sit.
  4. Place the pails (fill up with water to about ¾ full) in front of the first person of each team.
  5. Place the empty bottle in front of the last person of each team.
  6. Everyone in the team is given a disposable plate.
  7. Participants are to transport the water down the line from the pail in front to the empty bottle behind by using the disposable plate.
  8. The water on the disposable plates must be passed over the participants’ heads.
  9. Participants must maintain their heads looking straight front without turning sideways during the water transfer.
  10. Let the participants know that they have 10 minutes to fill up the bottle to a level.
  11. Play until the bottle at the end of the line is filled to a predetermined level or stop once the time set is up.
  12. The first team that achieve the predetermined water level or has the highest water level wins.

Debrief |

  1. Was it easy to transfer the water to the person behind you without getting wet?
  2. What did you do to ensure that more water get into the plate instead of the head?
  3. What are the important elements of communication in this activity? (Answer: two-way & need trust)
  4. What did you learn about communication between team members?
  5. What did you learn on trust between team members in achieving the objective?

If there are any part of this instructions you want to clarify, leave me a comment.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s