A very long time ago in China, so the story goes, a man named Tan dropped
a square tile on the floor. It broke into seven pieces. Tan tried to put the pieces together again. But instead of a square,
the pieces are fitted together in the shape of birds, sailboats, houses, animals, people...almost anything. Tan had so
much fun making patterns with the seven pieces that he soon forgot why he wanted a square tile in the first place.
There you have it. This became the idea behind the MONSTERTangram initiative.
The Tangram works well to build rapport, develop team relationship and open
channels of communication. The Tangram is made of durable fire-red Plexiglas. The set comes complete with activity
plans, technical support and its own Fiberstok carrying case. Cost: $305.00
... And more tool: Pipeline
This tool is designed for a
thinking and planning activity; it's a fabulous team builder for quick minds and fast feet. Participants work to engineer
a pipeline system transport which aims at moving objects from point “A” to point “B”. All you
need is a group of people, a bit of patience, a little practice and the willingess to try, then you’re off, as
a team, to an awesome problem solving initiative. This exercise is suitable for both schools and corporate groups.
Content: 1 treasure box w. carry
bag, 15- chutes, and 10 (1/16" diameter each) chrome-steel bearing balls. Cost: $50.00.