Team Building/ Icebreakers

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Team building activities and icebreakers that you can do with your team or small group.

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This fun game doubles as a great teamwork activity
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A "getting to know you game" for a large group of people.  Perfect for back to school!

Switch Sides if...

Last month I was looking for a getting to know you game that I could do with a large group of women for Relief Society. After searching for something we could play I came up with my own game. It is called: It is a spin off of the "This or That" game. Here is how it works: We started by having everyone stand on whatever side of the line they wanted. Then I asked everyone to “switch sides if” the statement applied to them. After some of the statements they were asked to tell someone next to…

Cup Challenge - groups work together to stack cups in a pyramid using string and a rubber band.

A new year a new group!

I am loving my new group of seventh graders. We have had an exciting two days so far. Yesterday, my team and I started our year off by hav...

Love this!!! Beginning of the year- COOPERATION! Teams race to build the highest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. When the time is up  (10 mins) discuss what made teams successful.

Spaghetti, Marshmallows, and COOPERATION!

I facilitated a lesson with 4th graders that involved spaghetti, marshmallows, and cooperation! I divided the class into groups of three or ...

Team Building Game with Balloons - 10  Team Building Activities for Adults and Kids

10+ Team Building Activities for Adults and Kids

Team Building Game with Balloons - 10 Team Building Activities for Adults and Kids

Cooperative games - some great games that foster communication and teamwork.
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Cooperative games - some great games that foster communication and teamwork.

Saving Sam: A Team-Building Activity
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Saving Sam: A Team-Building Activity

In these early weeks of school, it's so important to enforce the idea of teamwork among your classroom. I feel that if you have a classroom that functions as a community, everything runs more smoothly. My teacher and I discussed the importance of team-building exercises among the students this week. She told me that she loves to incorporate them into the classroom and that they usually produce wonderful results! I was more than excited to see it with my own eyes. For our team-building…

Minefield -- Duct Tape Teambuilding Game - YouTube This would be a great game at the beginning of the year. It would help kids work together as teams and build trust. Its also great for focus, when everyone is talking, you have to listen for your partner.

Minefield -- Duct Tape Teambuilding Game

The book "Duct Tape Teambuilding Games" by Tom Heck contains complete lead-it-yourself instructions for this game and 49 other duct tape teambuilding games. ...

Team Building Task-The Cup Challenge - take a rubber band and tie 6 strings to it (though I think 5 would work if you want smaller groups). Participants must use only the strings to move 6 cups into a pyramid formation.  You can make this a competition between the groups or give them harder cup moving tasks.
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First Day Activities

A list of activities for teachers to do the first day, include data collection, group quiz, name game and other things to help get to know the class. This is designed for a middle or high school class.

Team Building Activities For Kids

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Very cool Teambuilding activity! Can't wait to try this with my leadership kids!

Air Lock teambuilding game

The team travels from one imaginary space ship to another through the "Air Lock" (hoola hoops). Get the complete lead-it-yourself directions at the Internati...

COOPERATION: 12 GROUP ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS - The Inspired Treehouse.  Teach kids to work as a team, inspire creative movement and more with these fun activities for kids!

COOPERATION: 12 GROUP ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS - The Inspired Treehouse

With an emphasis on teamwork and cooperation, these fun group activities will have kids working and playing together for hours!

These are games and activities that are great for team building and for anyone or any group wanting to improve social skills and communication

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These are games and activities that are great for team building and for anyone or any group wanting to improve social skills and communication

Team Scoot - A New Twist on an Old Favorite - Learn how to engage your students in a cooperative learning variation of the traditional Scoot game
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Team Scoot - A New Twist on an Old Favorite

Have you heard of the review game Scoot? It's a whole class activity that gets kids up and moving from one seat to another as they solve problems. Team Scoot is a fun variation that allows students to work in cooperative learning teams which gives them an opportunity to discuss their answers and stretch their thinking.

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Easy Way to Make Secret Codes, for Kids

Spy kids must be able to secretly exchange messages. Easily create secret codes for kids with this build-your-own cypher wheel.

My Favorite Team Builder – Perfect for Team Cohesion

Here is one of my favorite all time team builders. I have personally facilitated this activity many times and it has never failed to create what I intended it to create (see purpose below). Let us know how it goes.