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YLT-Tarp Flip

Flipping a tarp is pretty easy, right? Well, not if you have a bunch of people standing on it! For this activity, you will need to split into groups of 10 and designate a leader. The teams must flip the tarp over without anyone stepping off

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  • What style of leadership would work best in this situation?  
  • How are you going to flip the tarp? 


  • Designate a leader and try to flip the tarp your team is standing on. Take turns so that everyone can be the leader.  
  • If the group is not successful, switch the team leader and try again.  
  • Have each group rotate through each person so everybody has a turn as team leader. 


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?  
  • What made a leader have a successful team?  
  • How can a different style of leadership affect the success of the team?  
  • What worked? What didn’t? 

Keep it Simple

Start with a slightly simpler task – folding the tarp while standing on it! Once you’ve gotten an idea of how to move on the tarp, try flipping it! 

Take it Further

What other team building/ice breaker games do you know? Lead one for the rest of the group!