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  • Writer's pictureKara M. Zone

Tuesday is Team Building Day!

Hello, Mahoning Valley:

Today is Tuesday, and that means its time for your family to be a team. Let us present the "Balloon Tower," team activitiy.

What to Do: Use a bag of balloons and roll of masking tape to build the tallest, freestanding tower possible in 20–30 minutes

Group Size:  Any

Materials (per team):

  • 1 bag of balloons

  • 1 roll of masking tape


  • Break into teams (even number of people, if possible)*

  • Give each team a bag of balloons and a roll of tape 

  • Allow four minutes of brainstorming and planning

  • When you say “Go!” the tower building can begin 

  • Let the teams build for 10 minutes, giving time announcements at five minutes, two minutes and one minute remaining

  • At the end, whichever team has the tallest, freestanding tower wins

*If your group is larger than 6, split into smaller teams. 

Discussion Afterward:

  • What worked for your group? What didn’t?

  • What the activity challenging? How did you deal with those challenges?

  • How do you feel about your finished tower?

  • How is this activity like working on your project with your team?

Today's Activity Brought to You By: The GUIDE, Inc. & Georgia Teen Institute Blog

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