Avatar – A Challenging Group Team Building Activity

April 3rd, 2013

I love initiatives that require activity and allows for the group to have some fun while solving the group problem. I first learned this fun activity from my favorite trainer Nate Folan at Project Adventure.
Number of Participants: 5-20
Time:  15-30 minutes
Activity Level:  Moderate
Props:  Rope Barrier, Hula Hoop, Spot Markers
Objective: To get the entire team from their spot around the circle and through the hula hoop as fast as possible.
Set Up: Place the spot markers around the circle and on a spot around the circle.

This initiative challenges the group to communicate and will set a team goal in between rounds.

  1. Add two hula-hoops for large groups.
  2. If activity is your primary objective, make the circle very large.

Facilitator Notes:

  1. Leave the instructions vague about passing through the hula-hoop, but do make sure that the participants entire body passes through the hula-hoop.
  2. Ensure safety during the activity as some groups will try to jump through the hoop to save time.
  3. Make sure that the time does not stop until the last person yells stop. This is a very important step.