You start by splitting everyone up into teams of two. Everyone is standing and has their backs against each other. Holding their hands in the air, they have to sit on the floor without falling over. After they sit down, tell them that they have to get back up! (also with their hands in the air) This game is great to encourage team building.
After your teams have successfully (or somewhat successfully--you decide) completed the task, mix up the teams. Make sure that you now have three people on each team, and repeat the process. After that, break up the groups into teams of four. This game can be really versatile, and can be played whether you have four, eight, or twenty youth. It can work well as an icebreaker, but is also good to reinforce a lesson on cooperation, encouragement, and/or trust.
If you want, you can have prizes for the teams that sit down and stand back up the fastest.
When you're done, talk about how cooperation is really important--if one person stands up without waiting for the rest, everyone falls down! This game can become really hilarious.
cooperation, encouragement, trust
Submitted by christian youth on 9 Nov 2011 12:00:00Has this game been helpful?