Paper elephant

Energiser / Warm up, Icebreaker

Support creativity

Creativity / create

Up to 30 min

6-15 persons, 16 – 30 persons, More than 30 persons




Choose an animal and ask the kids to tear up the piece of paper into the shape of that animal behind their back! There are no bad results, half the fun is revealing your creations.

Necessary tools (what you need)

  • Pick a videoconferencing tool of your choice.
  • One piece of A4 paper
  • Timer


  1. Ask kids to stand in front of their camera so they are in full view
  2. have everyone hold the paper behind their backs
  3. Call-out an animal to create
  4. Set a timer for 3 minutes and start!
  5. Everyone has to tear their paper into the shape of the designated animal behind their back (no peeking)
  6. When the time is up, ask everyone to hold their creation up. Fun results guaranteed!

Tips & Tricks

  • Make a screenshot of all the kids showing their creation as a nice memory
  • Feel free to join in on the paper ripping action for more fun!

The exercise is successfully completed when? Conclusion?