Tallest Tower Team Building


Participants work together to build the tallest free-standing tower with the resources provided by the facilitator. Learning objectives include: Communication, collaboration and team strategy.

Equipment Required:

  • Paper Cups, plates, bowls
  • Pens or pencils
  • Paper or cardboard
  • Sellotape or masking tape

Space Required: Small. Indoors or outdoors.
Group Size: 8 to 100.

Total Time: 40 minutes

  • 10 minutes to brief and set up
  • 20 minutes to achieve outcome
  • 10 minutes to review

Tallest Tower Team Challenge Instructions

  1. Before the activity, you need to make a batch of supplies for each group. Try and keep these as even as possible.
  2. Organise the group into smaller teams. Divide your group into teams of 3-7 (depending on the size of your group).
  3. The objective of the challenge is for participants to work to build the tallest free-standing tower they can with the supplies given. Announce that they will have just twenty minutes for the build.
  4. Answer any questions that the group may have. Once everyone is happy, let them begin building their tower.
  5. Once each team has built their tower. Get them to bring their builds forward and begin measuring the builds.

Suggested Learning Outcomes

  • Creative thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Strategy
  • Time management



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