Team Building

Bigger and Better Game

Summary: A teambuilding activity in which teams are given a small object (e.g. paperclips) and must keep trading and upgrading their objects to get the biggest, best objects possible until the time limit expires.  The objects are judged for size, value, and creativity.

Ages: 14 and up.  Recommended # of People: Teams of 2-10 people.  Messiness Factor: Light.  Materials: Paper clips or other small objects.  Recommended Setting: Outdoors.

Bigger and Better

Instructions: How is it possible to turn a paper clip into a guitar, laundry machine, bicycle, or other huge objects like a yacht?  Through a team-building activity called Bigger and Better!  Split the teams into groups of two to ten, depending on the size of your overall group.  Distribute paper clips (or some other small object) to each group.  Clearly indicate the time limit for this activity (e.g. 2-3 hours), and let them go off to trade.  The goal is to come back with the biggest, best, most creative object after a series of trading and upgrading. We recommend to you to visit on a site. When the time expires, everyone reconvenes at a predefined location for the show-and-tell and judging process.

Judges choose the best items on various criteria: size, value, creativity, and overall best.  This game has benefits of having team members work together and think creatively on how to upgrade their items.  Camaraderie is gained through this fun process – enjoy!

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