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
- Divide the group into teams of 6 to 12 people. The more there are in a team, the more challenging it will be.
- Have each team line up in a single file from front to back all facing you.
- Once they are all in line, get everyone to squat or if they prefer, sit.
- Place the pails (fill up with water to about ¾ full) in front of the first person of each team.
- Place the empty bottle in front of the last person of each team.
- Everyone in the team is given a disposable plate.
- Participants are to transport the water down the line from the pail in front to the empty bottle behind by using the disposable plate.
- The water on the disposable plates must be passed over the participants’ heads.
- Participants must maintain their heads looking straight front without turning sideways during the water transfer.
- Let the participants know that they have 10 minutes to fill up the bottle to a level.
- Play until the bottle at the end of the line is filled to a predetermined level or stop once the time set is up.
- The first team that achieve the predetermined water level or has the highest water level wins.
- Was it easy to transfer the water to the person behind you without getting wet?
- What did you do to ensure that more water get into the plate instead of the head?
- What are the important elements of communication in this activity? (Answer: two-way & need trust)
- What did you learn about communication between team members?
- 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.