Stepping Stones is a group challenge that can generate a lot of fun but also experiential learning related to problem-solving, how leadership emerges, and group communication. Basically a group tries to cross a toxic river using pieces of paper or fabric as “stepping stones.” Everybody in the group has to be in physical contact with other group members the entire time or the whole group has to start again. Furthermore, the “stones” are not fixed, so if a “stone” is not being touched by at least one group member it is washed away downstream and lost.
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With larger groups you can have two teams on either side of the river crossing at the same time. You can design the river with tape (blue tape!), perhaps putting a small island in the middle, especially with two teams in the challenge.