Packing Peanut Tower

A team-building artistic game for small groups and large groups

How To Play Packing Peanut Tower

Materials Needed

Packing peanuts or packing foam


Divide your group into even teams. Designate an area for each team to use to build their tower.
Provide each team with an even distribution of supplies – packing peanuts and toothpicks.


Explain the rules of the challenge to your group – each team will get the same amount of time (5-15 minutes, depending on what suits) to build the tallest freestanding tower they can out of only packing peanuts and toothpicks.
When the time runs out, teams must stop building their towers and let them stand freely on their own. If the tower falls down, that’s too bad - the height is measured to it’s tallest vertical point. The team with the tallest tower wins!


Depending on your group, you may want to allow more time so teams can get some more bonding and team-building time in.
You can also change the aim so that there are prizes/awards for more than just the tallest tower. Some ideas include: most stable tower, most artistic tower and most packing peanuts used.


team work, unity, trust, leadership, strength

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on 13 November 2012

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