Teambuilding Activity: The Dizzy Broomstick
A Classic, Made for TV!
This activity promotes:
- Helping each other
- And who knows what else
Time: 20 minutes
Participants: 8 to 12
Indoor and Outdoor
A "Broomstick" in the form of a flexybeam or similar material.
Arrange the participants in a circle.
Explain that this is a very fun game, but it can also be dangerous if not done properly. It's only enjoyable when everyone helps each other.
One participant stands in the middle of the circle, placing their forehead on the top of a stick. In this position, they must spin around the stick ten times while the other participants get ready to catch them.
After ten spins, the person in the middle places the stick on the ground and tries to jump over it with both legs at once. The other participants are alert and ready to catch them if anything goes wrong.
Individuals who are up for it can challenge themselves by increasing the number of spins.
- Was there good assistance?
- Did anyone fall?
- Was it challenging to keep an eye on everyone?
- Did everyone express their thoughts and desires, even if they weren't fully alert to catch?
Safety is not a major concern; participants just need to be aware that nobody should actually fall. Everyone should always be ready to catch someone.
Ensure the stick doesn't cause any discomfort on the forehead; place one hand on the stick for support.