Scrapheap Challenge


Scrapheap Challenge involves a whole heap of scrap and lots of creative thinking. In this challenge, teams are tasked with building a product made of scrap to protect an egg when dropped from a height.

Equipment Required: Scrap (anything and everything), old newspapers, scissors, paper, pens and sellotape.
Space Required: Small (depending on group size). Indoors or outdoors.
Group Size: 8 to 50.

Total Time: 60 minutes

  • 5 minutes to brief and set up
  • 20 minutes for task one
  • 20 minutes for task two
  • 5 minutes launch/testing
  • 5 minutes to review

Suggested Learning Outcomes

  • Cooperation
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Time management

The full description for Scrapheap Challenge 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, lesson plan, 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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