Shared experiences draw us together and give us stories to tell. Working together with friends or colleagues makes us feel like we’re a part of something bigger than ourselves. Team building brings people together through those shared experiences. Here, we’ll dive into the five biggest benefits that your team can get from team building exercises…. Read More »
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… Read More »
Having your office participate in team building events can be a great way for coworkers to get to know each other and learn how to work more effectively as a group. These events can have a serious impact on productivity and morale if properly executed and maintained. Maintenance is the key to achieving lasting benefits…. Read More »
Team building activities give teams the needed platform to begin the process of learning to trust their team members. However, when team building incorporates trust building focused activities, groups are able to create more effective, long lasting bonds with their team members. If you want to make sure that your team is able to… Read More »
Supplies needed: Each team has 9 foam squares or blocks, each with a number on it. The numbers are 1 through 9. Purpose and group size: To solve the mathematical problem as a group (4-15 people per team). How it’s played: 1. Set up: Place the nine foam pieces in a grid similar to that… Read More »
Purpose: Teamwork, planning, problem solving. Group size: 12- 15 people per team Supplies: Five books, blocks or boxes. Duct tape. Instructions: 1. Objective: Your company has built an underwater oil rig, unfortunately, you built it in the wrong place! Your mission is to relocate the rig one piece at a time being very careful not… Read More »
What Supplies are Needed? For the duct tape printer game you will need a roll of duct tape, a marker, and poster board for each team. What is the Purpose of the Duct Tape Printer Game? To encourage communication and collaboration. How Is It played? 1. Set up: Take some duct tape and draw a circle… Read More »
How it’s played? Objective : Challenge teams to figure out a way for their entire team to touch the ground with only their hands. A team will receive $10,000 in fantasy bucks for every hand touching the ground. Teams can’t use walls or any other object to support themselves other than other team members. They… Read More »
Your group is on a safari in Africa surrounded by animals- you’ve got to clear an escape path to make it back safely to your camp by nightfall. The object of this game is to move your Safari Rover through the exit gate by shifting the animals out of the way.
How you play: Each team is given an over-head photo which maps out the positions of the character game pieces. Note: Only one participant can occupy a square at a time; however they must stay connected to the other individuals that make up their character. The map determines which characters are used in a game, a list of potential character game pieces are as follows; three Elephants (one elephant takes up three squares) , two Rhinos (one Rhino takes three squares) , four herds of Impalas (one herd of Impala takes up two squares), two Lions (one Lion takes up two squares), three Lionesses (one Lioness takes up two squares), two Zebras (one Zebra takes up two squares), two Terminate Mounds (one TM takes up two squares) and one Safari Vehicle (one SV takes up two squares).
Movements: All pieces can move forward and backwards except three pieces. The two termite mounts and the safari vehicle can travel up, down, right and left.
Set up: You will need to create a 7 square by 7 square grid to play on, in which only one participant can occupy a block at a time. Each participant must stay connected at all times to the other individuals that make up their character game piece. The grid map attached tells you which game pieces will be used and how many participants make up a particular game piece. Example an Elephant is made up of three people, a Safari vehicle is made up of three etc. More complicated maps can be provided upon request. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Subject- Teaming Tip: Safari game.