Egg Drop is a great team-building activity for adults and a fantastic icebreaker game for kids. It helps everybody to start interacting and working together to win!
A wonderfully active game that entails lots of exercise, coordination, and quick thinking.
Features of Egg Drop
|★ Game Name||Egg Drop|
|★ Group size||any|
|★ Place||indoor and outdoor|
|★ Time||up to 10 – 15 min|
|★ Materials||eggs and other materials|
Aim of the Game
The aim of the game is to be creative and build something that will protect the egg. If your egg cracks, your team loses!
To play this game you need at least 6 players. This will be enough to divide the group into 2 teams of 3. However, you can play with up to 30 players and have as many teams as you like! The ideal group size of 3-5 players per team.
Preparation and Materials
To play Egg Drop, you will need:
- Raw eggs (1 per team)
- Building materials such as cardboard boxes, straws, tape, and plastic bottles
- Paper towels for cleaning up smashed eggs afterwards!
How to Play Egg Drop
To play Egg Drop, split the group into equally sized teams of 3-5 players. Give each group some building materials and a raw egg. They need to have a roll of tape, around 50 straws, and a few larger building materials each.
The teams have to work together to create a structure that will protect their egg from smashing. Set a time limit for this activity of 10-15 minutes, depending on how much time you have to spare.
Try to keep the teams separated from each other so that they do not steal ideas and come up with their own unique designs. The egg has to be inside the structure and the straws, cardboard, and plastic bottles build around the outside to protect it.
Once the time is up, get all the groups back together and take a look at everyone’s creations. You then need to pick up each structure one by one and drop them from a height.
After you have dropped all the team’s creations, let them open them up and see if the egg has cracked or whether it has survived the fall!
The team whose egg has not smashed wins the game! If there is more than one team whose egg has survived, then the team that has used the fewest straws in their design wins.
At the end of the game, get everyone together to discuss their designs. Did they change their design part way through? How did they come up with the decision? Who was the leader of each group? The whole idea of this game is to work as a team, so try to encourage the players to talk about their experiences and how they worked together.
If you are playing the game with kids, you can try to make quieter kids come out of their shell by allocating a team leader for each group. Choose the quieter kids in the group to encourage them to speak up and let their voices be heard.
This is a fantastic group game that involves thinking and creativity! It makes kids work together to form a winning solution, and even the kids that don’t win have fun in the process.