Team building activities and games

Need some new ideas to help build a better team environment? Try out some of these effective team building activities and ideas. Perfect for your youth program, corporate event or social group - allow everyone an opportunity to develop stronger relationships with those around them with a good team building activity. These effective team building ice breakers, team building ideas and team building exercises provide helpful avenues to maximise the bonding opportunity whatever the situation!

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Team Architect

Team Architect is basically a game where you get each team to build something with very little amounts of...

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Ultimate Icebreaker

This game is the ultimate icebreaker. Needs a bit a prep before hand - fill up some trays with...

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Actionary

This icebreaker youth group game is a cross between pictionary, sculptionary and charades. Firstly come up with a list...

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French Vs English

First off I wanted to say that this is probably one of my all time favourite youth group games....

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Psychiatrist

Have the entire group sit in a circle; a room with couches and chairs are fine, as long as...

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Cups and Downs

This game is best played with a small group. Place 20 or more cups in the middle of the room,...

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Speed Dating With a Twist

Set up the chairs in two circles, a small circle and a larger circle outside of that. Make sure...

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Mute Organisation

Simply announce that you want everyone lined up across the room by birth-date. Only catch: no talking. Once they...

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Shoe Shuffle

Get the group to take off their right shoe. Then throw all the shoes in a big pile in...

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Countries

This is a really great running wide game - good for burning off a lot of energy. However, it's...

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Three Ball Soccer

This is soccer. Soccer with not just one ball, not just two balls, but three balls! You'll need three...

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Pea Pipes

Simple relay structure for this game. 4 teams line up at one end. Place a bowl of peas (or whatever...

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Bucket Balance

Get 4 kids to lie down on their backs in a small circle with their legs sticking up in the...

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Caterpillar Race

Divide your youth group kids into some groups, 4 works well as a relay. Just make sure the groups aren't...

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The Tangled Chain

Get everyone to huddle in a group in the middle of the room and join each hand with someone...

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Biblical Detectives

This kind of thing can be really fun if it is done properly and works out well. Basically the...

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Chairball

Set up your hall like a foosball table: With chairs as the black and white team. The 'black' chairs...

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Cook-off

This is a similar concept to the Iron Chef on TV and can be run in two different ways:...

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Fishing for Marbles

Divide the youth into 2 or more teams. Place the bucket in the middle of the room, then put the...

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Fruit Juice Face-off

Each team must line up behind an empty bowl. At the other end there must be a bucket of...

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Cheeseball Chuck-up

Divide your group into 4 teams. Select 1 player from each team to be the "target". Get a few teammates to...

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Fresh

Fresh is a classic youth group running and strategy game. It's good for those kids who like to show...

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Mr Whippy

Divide everyone into teams. Select one player from each team to lay down with a cone in their mouth....

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Sponge Ball Skirmish

2 teams, each team sets up a base on either side of the hall/playing area with limited about of...

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Four on the Couch

Object: To have only your gender sitting on the couch. Set-Up: If you don't have a couch large enough...

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Rock Paper Scissors

In the middle of the playing field set up 2 long lines with a bout 1 - 2 metres to divide them....

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Nose Knockers

This is pretty much just a relay with a twist! Poke two holes opposite one another at the top...

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Who's Line Is It Anyway

Everyone's seen the TV show right? It used to be on in Australia in the afternoons I think. Anyway,...

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Gum Boot Goop

Each team of four has a pair of boots. For each round, they nominate a player to answer a...

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Coal Mine Relay

This is a basic relay race using wheel barrows. You'll need at least two teams, each team needing 1 wheelbarrow....

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Egg and Custard Game

This is a wide game that we play across the grounds of a school, best done at night time....

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Swamp Crossing

Divide group into two teams. Give each team 3 "rocks" (construction paper cutouts about 1 1/2' x 1 1/2'). Make a start...

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Blind Man's Journey

Sometimes i just can't work out why kids like some games, but my younger group LOVES this game. Blindfold...

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Lost on a Deserted Island

"The situation is dire - following a shipwreck, everyone has been stranded on a deserted island! Each person is...

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Moo Cow Mines

Set up "cow pats" along a track about 50m long. "Cow pats" consist of paper plates with either jelly...

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Tic Tac Toe

Set up 9 chairs like a noughts and crosses board. Form two teams and direct questions to alternate teams. If...

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Pass the Lifesaver

Give one life saver to each team. Each member of the team has a toothpick which they keep pursed...

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Circle Untangle

This is an all time classic icebreaker game! Everyone stands in a big circle and then grabs onto two...

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Banana Chomp Relay: Search

As the teens get there, have them print their name on a list. This gives you the right spelling...

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Mastermind

The classic game of Mastermind works well when solved as a whole group. The whole group must work together...

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Proper Dodgeball

The most popular game at our Youth Group (played just like in the movie 'dodgeball'). Two teams line up...

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Rock Paper Dragon

This game is great as an icebreaker and our group did it the first night of a youth confrence....

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Banana Chomp Relay: Eat

Using the Bananas with the kids' names on them, pile all the bananas in a heap at the front...

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Blinded Volleyball

Have your group split up into two teams and set up like they are going to play volleyball. Then...

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Niteball

Setup: Sticky-tape a ring of glow-sticks to the opening of the bins, one colour per bin. then place the...

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Balloon Frenzy

The aim of this balloon game is to knock the opposing teams balloons to the floor whilst keeping your...

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Candy Pants

I love this game mostly because of the name, but it is fun to watch and play. One person...

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Lima Bean Relay Race

Give each team member a straw. Place two tables about 10 feet apart. One the first table have a paper...

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A Light In Darkness

This is a great, fun game for leading into topics like spiritual warfare, reaching the lost, etc. This is...

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Blend-O-Rama

In this messy food game, contestants (two teams of two) face each other in three mini-games. The winner of...

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