Team Bonding Activities: Pull the Tail

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Description

Pull the Tail is a free-for-all frenzy that brings a lot of chaos, fun and laughter the group! It’s a great team bonding exercise that will bring your participants closer together.

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Team Size

10 or more

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Materials Required

  • Strips of plastic about 30 cm long and 5 cm wide (One strip per person)
  • A large indoor space

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Time Required

About 10 minutes

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Instructions

  1. Each player attaches the strip of plastic on his side by stuffing the strip of plastic into his/her pocket.
  2. A large part of the strip of plastic should be hanging on the side of the pocket, where it is easy to reach.
  3. The plastic strip represents the lifeline of a person and the objective of the game is for each player to pull off the other players’ plastic strip to ‘kill’ off the other player.
  4. To start off, each player takes a corner in the room.
  5. When the game starts, usually either the players will be defensive or you will see a massive frenzy in the center of the room!
  6. If they want to hide in their corner, encourage them to go into the frenzy by giving them a friendly push!
  7. The player that ends with his/her plastic strip still hanging from his pocket will win the game.

Things to Note:

  1. Do advise the players to take it easy as a physical game like this can get out of hand easily.

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Debriefing Notes

  1. How did you behave in the competitive setting? Were you the type that went all out to win, or did you take care of your fellow teammates and defend?
  2. How do you think that applies to your daily work ethic?

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