Back to back is a fun energetic activity with a strong and simple message about collaborative work.

back-to-back-energizer

Running the activity

  1. Instruct the participants to find a pair of similar size 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 the arms and backs together

This activity is really fun. People will laugh. Typically a few pairs will be able to stand up fast while others have a hard time. Consider not running this activity if you feel some participant is not capable of standing up, or they will feel bad by sitting on the floor.