Avalanche – A Perfect Way to Mix Up a Group During Team-Building
I work with teams of all ages and backgrounds from many different cultures, and I find that all groups do the same thing: line up next to their friends while standing in a circle. This activity is a fun way to break up cliques without the participants realizing that it was your ulterior motive.
Number of Participants: 5 and up
Time: 2-3 minutes
Activity Level: Moderate-High
Objective: For participants to find a new spot in the circle.
Anytime the group is in a circle, and the facilitator yells, “Avalanche,” all of the participants find a new spot in the circle. However, the participants find the new spot in the most creative way possible.
Example ways to move around the circle:
- Riding a Pogo Stick
- Pushing a Shopping Cart
- Walking Across a Balance Beam
- Rolling on the Ground
What tools do you use to break up a group? What is your favorite way to move around the circle during Avalanche?