Staff Development Strategies

Magic Carpet

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Description: 
The Magic Carpet teambuilding activity is easy to lead and requires simple and easy to obtain props (tarp, plastic sheet).
Directions: 

Create groups of 6 to 10 people and provide each team with a "Magic Carpet" (a tarp measuring 5 feet x 5 feet). 

The team stands on top of their tarp and is then asked to "flip" the tarp over without anyone touching the ground.

This is a teambuilding game  you can lead with small groups or large groups (500+ people).  If the groups collaborate this teambuilding game becomes much easier.  You'll see an example of collaboration in the video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbsdg7TGzUk

Intended Audience: 
Students
Adults