Project Adventure’s Pipeline is a classic activity that will encourage your group to work together to achieve a common goal. Pipeline teaches your group that each participant has a part to play and is important to the overall success of the team.
Number of Participants: 5-25 with the traditional Pipeline set.
Time: 20-25 minutes
Activity Level: Moderate
Props: Project Adventure’s Pipeline Kit: Includes Pipes, Webbing, “Eggs” – Marbles, Golf Balls, Ping Pong Balls
Objective: To transport the eggs from their nest, down the trail, and into their safe haven – the pipe.
Place the “eggs” into the lid of the Pipeline Kit. Unwind a 25-50’ rope from the lid across the room ending at the pipe. Make the rope line about 10 feet longer than the length of the participants if they were lined up in a straight line.
This activity works best if related to the group via an incredibly story. I always tell the group that they are special scientists who are a traveling to a far away land must be transported from the beginning.
- The pipes may never touch each other.
- The eggs must never touch any part of the participant.
- Once in a pipe, an egg can never move backwards. It must always move towards the pipe at the end of the rope.
- If a participant has an egg in their pipe, that participant can not walk around the room.
- The pipes can not touch each other.
- The eggs follow the trail prepared by the facilitator.
- The trail and nests can not be moved.
The scientists’ special task on this adventure is to move these eggs as a group using the pipes given. They must follow the rules and will let the adventure begin.
- For large groups, use two pipeline kits, and have the participants follow two separate paths that lead to the same pipe.
- Make the rope trail curvy or include obstacles in their path.
- Attach a point value to every egg they successfully move to the final nest. Make this a timed activity and see how many points the team can accumulate in the time period.
- Each group is different, so feel free to alter the rules to match your group’s physical and emotional levels.
Questions for discussion:
- What steps did the group follow to complete the activity?
- Did the group allocate adequate time for pre-planning the activity? What pre-planning steps did the group take?
- What ideas did the group find to be the most successful to complete the activity? Which participants developed the ideas?
- What adjustments were made when using the different eggs?
- How did the group communicate during the activity?
- Did any members of the group take charge? Who? How?
- This activity can relate to many objectives for the group. Pipeline is an excellent communication, team-building, and problem-solving activity. Focus on the positive aspects of the team.
- Some teams quickly understand very well liked by the majority of participants.
- You can purchase or create your own Pipeline Kit. I would encourage you to buy the kit from Project Adventure because at $55 it is typically cheaper than making your own…even though I have seen people use pool noodles as the pipes and they swear by it.
I hope you enjoyed this post…below is a video of some kids in Africa playing Pipeline. I hope you get the real importance of Pipeline while watching these participants laugh and celebrate together.
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