Scrap Tower


Teams compete to build the highest tower that holds a weighted object off the ground for a minimum of ten seconds. Careful planning and creative thinking are essential for this fun team exercise.

Equipment Required: 2 x newspapers, 2 x tape, weighted object (anything will do).
Space Required: Small. Indoors or outdoors.
Group Size: 10 to 16 ideally (3-5 in teams).

Total Time: 20-30 minutes

  • 5 minutes to brief and setup
  • 40 minutes to achieve outcome
  • 5 Minutes for testing
  • 5 minutes to review

Suggested Learning Outcomes

  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Creative thinking
  • Planning

The full description for Scrap Tower can be found in my eBook, The Team Building Activity Book. The eBook provides easy to follow, step by step instructions for leading the activity including full activity notes, challenger brief, activity setup, rules, challenge variations and review questions. The book also features 29 other team activities that guaranteed to inspire and motivate your team. Buy it now for just $19.99.

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