Ever wonder how to get people get along together? People at work or kids at school do need some kind of ice breaking to help them get to know each other better and improve communication. Therefore, doing fun team building activities can be a great solution.
Team building exercises are effective in improving morale and motivation, also to promote better teamwork in workplace or at school. Especially, business owners and managers must know that great teamwork is one of the keys to company’s success.
Here, we bring you these ideas to help you improve your employees or students’ performance, productivity, and communication through fun and challenging activities. Many of them are done outdoor, and will not require you complicated materials.
Popular Team Building Activities: Tug of War
This is one of the most common games played for ice breaking or outbound activities. It’s a sport that gets two teams against each other to test their collaborative strength.
Egg and Spoon Race
This would require one’s self balance to get to the finish line. For little kids, you might decide to use hard boiled eggs because they tend to drop them. And for adults, it will be a little more challenging to hold the spoon between their lips.
This will help create some bond between two people with the help of elastic band.
Similarly, it’s another common game played to train compatibility in two or more people.
The Cup Stack
Including more individuals in the activity, in this game, they will have to make a good teamwork to build a cup tower by tugging on the strings around the rubber band.
Here, every team are to work together to write out a word only by holding the last foot of each string attached to the marker.
Move the Boat
Each team would have to race against each other and try their best not to slip on the tubes.
Human Caterpillar Wheel
In this race, each team has to try their best to make it to the finish line without stumbling.
Water Transfer Relay
Water relay race is always fun. Try not to spill the water on your friend!
The Spider Web
Everyone has to get through the web without touching it. This needs concentration and good teamwork to pass.
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