Bomb Squad

Team Building Activity

Materials:

  • PVC pipe
  • Golf ball
  • Processing questions

Group’s Objective:

  • Move the bomb (golf ball) from one area to another without it touching anyone or falling

Facilitation:

  1. Tell the group they are now a part of bomb squad will be transporting a bomb from one area to another. The bomb is currently in a safe case, and it is imperative the bomb not touch any person or leave the case (otherwise it will explode).
  2. Give the group the specific rules for optimal protection:
    • Each member of the bomb squad needs to be touching the safe case (pipe) at all times during the transport.
    • You may not cover the ends of the safe case with your hands or any other object.
    • If the bomb explodes (touches someone or comes out of the safe case), the group must start over.

Processing Questions

  • What made this activity easy for our group?
  • What made this activity difficult for our group?
  • What did it feel like when the group messed up?
  • If you were to tackle a similar activity again, what do you think we could do differently as a group?

What word comes to mind when you think of completing this activity?