How to Play Build the Tallest Tower
Tallest Tower is a simple teambuilding activity that involves creativity, planning and teamwork. Build the tallest tower using just newspapers and masking tape.
- Materials required: A measuring tape; for each team, also provide one stack of newspaper, 1 large roll, of masking tape, and scissors. Thus, an activity with four teams would require at least four stacks of newspapers and four rolls of tape.
- Number of People Recommended: Three or four teams of 4-5 people are ideal.
- Time Required: 20-25 minutes.
How Do You Play Tallest Tower?
Form teams of 3-5 people. If necessary the teams can be larger, but small teams are ideal to allow players to all stay involved. Supply each team with a stack of newspaper and a roll of masking tape. If you wish, you can also supply some plastic straws and other common paper/plastic objects, but this is optional.
The goal is simple: have your team build the tallest or highest tower made of newspapers!
Give each team a couple minutes to plan and discuss strategy, and then start a timer for 15 minutes (or longer if you wish). Each team will build a tall tower using the materials supplied. When time is up, stop everyone and use the measuring tape to determine the winner. Towers must remain standing and not fall.