Touch My Can

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving

Props Needed: Plastic Can/Pop Can

Process: The objective for this activity is for a group of about 12-15 people to make physical contact with an empty tin can without making physical contact with each other.  Two  people volunteer to hold the can between their noses.  The others then try to touch the can without touching any other participants.  Once the group think they have it, the two nose volunteers must then back away from the can and the rest of the group must support the can in place.  After the two volunteers have moved away, then can then come back in and regain control of the can.  The group can disperse after full control has been regained.  Fun!!

Debriefing Topics:

  • What was difficult about this activity?
  • How did the group communicate?
  • What strategies did you try to follow?

For resources:  Silver Bullets, Can

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