I am so excited about the One Minute Obstacle Course! This is a challenge I would love to participate in. This is just the right kind of silly fun to facilitate real team learning! Ready-Set-Go!
The One Minute Obstacle Course
Purpose: Develops a team’s ability to rely on each other, without outside resources, to succeed and or complete a challenge. This is a great challenge to bolster trust, communication, problem solving and listening skills and simulate working under pressure or deadlines
Conclusion / Debrief
To conclude the activity. Announce the winners and if you chose, have a metal ceremony like the Olympics! Stores such as Party City have these metals and small award statues for purchase at a very economical price. After the awards are given out, ask the teams a few questions to help them cement what they learned from the activity.
Typical courses involve obstacles the participants must climb over, crawl under, balance, hang, jump, etc. Puddles of muddy water, ropes/nets, and "no touch" restrictions are often used to make the course more difficult. Items you can use in an Obstacle Course
6.Stackle Blocks or cups
8.Laundry Baskets from the dollar store
10.Small orange cones
11.Spoons and hard boiled eggs
12.A kids golf set
13.Trash Can Basketball
14.Sand or Water Pails – to carry or fill another object
17.Toilet Paper Toss
18.Nerf Dart Board
19.Pool Floats (big funny ones to make someone wear to increase difficulty)