Team Building - Line Up


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An easy team building exercise you can use to get to know your fellow coworkers.

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Team Building - Line Up

  1. 1. Line Up<br />Team-Building Exercise<br />Duration: 20-30 minutes<br />Participants: 5-10<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  2. 2. Instructions<br />Participants will form a series of single-file lines according to the specified criteria of each challenge.<br />The designated starting and ending points for each line should span the length of the room.<br />Pay attention to any additional challenges or discussion points.<br />Most importantly...<br />Have fun!<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  3. 3. Example<br />Line up in alphabetical order by first name.<br />STARTING POINT (*):<br />The letter “A”<br />ENDING POINT (^):<br />The letter “Z”<br />Identify the starting and ending point in your room (* and ^):<br />* ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ^<br />An example line up might look like:<br />* --- (Brian) ---- (Heather) --- (Mark)(Mary) ------ (Sarah) ---- (Wayne) -- ^<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  4. 4. #1 - Geography<br />Line up according to who lives, geographically, the furthest away from this room.<br />STARTING POINT:<br />You live in the room.<br />ENDING POINT: <br />You live on the opposite side of the planet (or in outerspace).<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  5. 5. #2 – Years of Service<br />Line up according to number of years with this organization.<br />Added challenge: You can’t say any numbers.<br />STARTING POINT:<br />Today is your first day.<br />ENDING POINT: <br />You’ve been here since it began.<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  6. 6. #3 - Birthday<br />Line up according to birthday (not year, but the day of the year you were born, e.g. February 11).<br />Added challenge: You can’t speak at all.<br />STARTING POINT:<br />January 1<br />ENDING POINT: <br />December 31<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  7. 7. #4 - Bookworm<br />Line up according to how much you love to read.<br />Added challenge: Use your height to depict the number of hours per week you read. Your actual height represents 7 hours (e.g. if you read 3.5 hours, you would bend down halfway).<br />Discussion: What is your favorite thing to read?<br />STARTING POINT:<br />Would rather die than read.<br />ENDING POINT: <br />Would rather read than do anything else in the world.<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  8. 8. #5 - Height<br />Line up according to height.<br />Added challenge: You must keep your eyes closed.<br />Discussion: How tall do you wish you were?<br />STARTING POINT:<br />Shortest.<br />ENDING POINT: <br />Tallest.<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  9. 9. #6 - Childhood<br />Line up according to how happy you were as a 10 year old.<br />Discussion: Why?<br />STARTING POINT:<br />It was the happiest time of your life.<br />ENDING POINT: <br />It was the worst time of your life.<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  10. 10. #7 - Fear<br />Line up according to how much you fear death.<br />Discussion: What is one thing on your bucket list?<br />STARTING POINT:<br />Don’t fear it at all.<br />ENDING POINT: <br />Think about it every day.<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  11. 11. #8 - Feedback<br />Line up according to how much you liked this exercise.<br />Added challenge: Be honest.<br />Discussion: Why?<br />STARTING POINT:<br />Loved it; One of the greatest activities I’ve done.<br />ENDING POINT: <br />Hated it; Would have rather played 2 Truths and a Lie.<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />
  12. 12. Credits<br />Created by Humor That Works<br />Photos from<br />Created by Humor That Works<br /><br />