Team Building Activity: Amoeba Walk

Amoeba walk is one of the structured learning activities we frequently used at CTFN. Until we decided it was not friendly to the environment to use tissue and just throw it away after the activity.

Just like the name suggests the team has to move as a single entity from one point to another. Amoeba walk challenges the participant’s teamwork and camaraderie. Different variations can be applied to target other values or objectives but let us focus on how it is done.

amoeba walk team building activity
Amoeba walk, Sunpride Foods team building outing, September 2016


Tissue paper

amoeba walk team building activity
Amoeba walk, Cebu City Budget Office team building seminar, December 2016

Number of participants

8 to 20 persons for each team


Move from point A to point B without breaking the team’s bond (tissue paper).


  1. The team has to group together, shoulder to shoulder distance.
  2. The facilitator will strap a tissue paper around the group.
  3. The members of the group have to hold the tissue together until the objective is completed.
  4. If the tissue strap is broken then the team has to start again.

To maximize the Team’s learning, the following questions can be used.
  1. How do you feel throughout the activity?
  2. What did you do that contributed to the team’s success?
  3. What hindered the team from accomplishing the task?
  4. From your experience, in what ways can your team improve?

  • The instructions for this activity was recreated by the Learning and Development Division of the Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network. Led by Philipp Chen Tan, other members of the division are Kevin Johnrey Sosas, Paulo Frangelyco Magallon, and Marc Julius Rizada.
  • CTFN does not claim ownership of this activity. For a list of references used to recreate activity instructions, please visit our Directory of Activities page.

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