Archives for Youth

Team Building Helps Kids Enjoy Going to School

You’ve got enough going on in the mornings without worrying about getting your kids out of bed and ready for school. This can be a full time activity by itself, and you’ve still got to get yourself ready, make sure everyone gets a good breakfast, and deal with the 5 or 6 other things that always seem to pop up at the last minute. Your mornings can be a lot less stressful if you don’t need to....
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Team Building Promotes Physical Activity

Everybody knows that team building is a terrific way to develop teamwork in a group, and that regular team building activities benefit productivity, cooperation, and communication. But there are other benefits to team building that aren’t discussed as much – team building is a great way to get people up and moving. One of the biggest complaints about kids these days is the amount of time s....
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How Teamwork Helps Kids Succeed in Life

It’s important to start teaching the most important lessons in life as early as possible. The younger kids start learning skills, the more comfortable they are using those skills throughout their lives. One of the most important lessons kids can learn, one that will continue to benefit them their entire lives, is how to work with others as a part of a team. Teamwork is important not only in chil....
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Summer Vacations Take Teamwork

Families are busier than ever these days. Between work, school, homework, sports, clubs, and trying to find 5 minutes of peace and quiet each week, it can be hard to even sit down to dinner together. Finding time to spend together as a family is hard to do, but it’s one of the most important things you can do. Summer vacation can provide the perfect opportunity for family bonding and for learnin....
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How to Use Team Activities to Teach Kids Leadership

Leadership is one of the most important and valued skills anyone can develop, but it can be one of the hardest skills to teach. Often if an adult is involved in a team activity with kids, the adult has a tendency to take over and simply tell the kids what to do or how to play. While demonstrating good leadership is one of the aspects of teaching it, this ignores one of the most important parts of ....
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There is No Off Season: The Benefits of Year-Round Team Building

You know the feeling. After a season’s worth of early mornings, late nights, 100 degree days, practice after practice after practice… it’s all coming to an end. After all of that hard work, you finally feel like a team. And now it’s all over. The season’s ended, school’s out for the summer, and most of you won’t see each other again for months. All of the work you’ve done to come t....
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Social Skills & Success: Communication, Cooperation, & Coordination

Social skills are all about communication and understanding. Being able to express yourself and being able to understand others are the building blocks of any socially adept person, and can have a profound impact on a child’s success later in life. Sometimes it can be hard for adults to explain the importance of learning how to make friends, how to get along well with others, or how to communica....
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4 Team Bonding Activities for Student Athletes

Cohesion, communication, and collaboration aren’t just perks for teams of teen athletes, they’re requisites. Team building activities can help any team work better together. Whether you’ve got a group of seasoned teens that need a refresher course to revitalize their team spirit or a newly-made team that needs to establish some camaraderie, we’ve got you covered.  We....
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3 Group Games to Jumpstart Conversations

Are you trying to help a group of teens work well together and become more unified? Do the teens in your youth group seem like they’d rather be on Instagram (or doing nothing at all) than talking to each other? If you’re struggling to find strategies to help your youth group bond and start talking with each other, we’ve got some ideas. Here are three great games to jumpstart conversations b....
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3 Team Games for Building Trust with Teens

Are you a youth leader? Have you spent hours planning the perfect social event for your teens? Have you put in days’ worth of work developing lessons that deliver the perfect breakthrough message? Have you ever planned events or meetings in hopes of building trust between teenagers in your charge? Do you listen to top 40 stations just to find ways to connect with the kids? Have you done all this....
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