Ants On A Log

A great icebreaker that requires very little skill. Teamwork level on this one is fairly low. Frustration level is also low on this one.

Ideal Materials: 2×4 that is 8-10 feet long.

How to Start: 6-12 participants (“ants”) stand on the 2×4 (“log”) keeping their feet off the ground.

Objective:
Try to switch positions so “ants” 1, 2, 3 etc. have switched with the positions of 12, 11, and 10 etc. Feet may not touch the ground.

Alternate Objectives:
-Line up according to height without taking.
-Line up according to birthdate without talking
-Switch positions with one blind “ant” at the end

Answer:
There is no real answer to this except for the ants to cooperate with each other to find their natural abilities and physical limitations as a team. Some teams have picked up “ants” and passed them down the line. Most switch places one at a time by holding on to all other “ants” down the line until the objective is accomplished.

Good for: Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Motivation, Communication

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