Body Water Relay is an intense, competitive icebreaker game that requires participants to get physical by using their body parts to transport water with a sponge.
Participants might a little wet from the activities but you can be sure you will have an energetic and breathless bunch of participants after the activity!
More than 10 people
- 2 Pails & Sponges
- 2 empty 1.5 litres plastic bottles
- Envelope with strips of paper listing body parts
About 10 – 15 minutes
- Participants are split into two groups.
- There should be two pails filled with water and put at the starting line.
- On the other end, there should be two empty 1.5 litres plastic bottles.
- Then, group members will split into pairs and choose a strip of paper from the facilitator where each strip of paper will have a body part stated on it. (For example – palm, elbow, shoulder, knee).
- The sponge will be placed into the pail to absorb the water.
- When the time starts, a pair of participants can use their hands to place the sponge on the stated body part, and then start transporting the sponge ONLY with the stated body part. (i.e elbow to elbow for a pair, shoulder to shoulder for another pair… and so on)
- The pair must now attempt to squeeze all the water in the sponge using only the stated body part into the plastic bottle. They are not allowed to move or touch the plastic bottle.
- When the sponge is dried up, they will return to the pail to get water again while their group mates have their turn at squeezing water into the bottle.
- This will go on until the water reaches a certain height in the bottle (up to the facilitator), and the group who reaches that height first is the winner.
- What strategy did your team adopt in order to achieve your objective faster?
- Did you work well with your partner? What are some ways you could have improved that partnership?
- Allow the participants to clean themselves up after the game as they’ll likely spill water on themselves during the game. Also expect the place to get a little messy, so it is preferable that you conduct this activity outdoors.
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