Back to Back is a fun energetic activity with a strong and simple message about collaborative work, and the importance of aligning forces towards the same direction.

Running the activity:

  1. Instruct participants to find a pair of similar height and weight.
  2. Ask everyone to sit on the floor, back to back with their pair.
  3. Ask the pairs to hold their arms while keeping their backs together.
  4. Tell everyone their goal is to stand up, while keeping arms and backs together.


This activity is really fun. People will laugh. Typically, a few pairs will be able to stand up faster, while others will have a hard time. Be sensitive to the group and only run this activity if appropriate.