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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Actionary

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Search

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

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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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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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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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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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Bible Rap-Off

Create two groups of as many as possible and give them a long bible verse each. Tell the two...

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Cup Stack Relay

Line two teams up next to each other with a table a few metres away from the start of...

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Identity

Divide your group into 2 teams. Each person writes the name of a well known person they would like to...

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Play Dough Pictionary

Split the group into groups of about 5 pleople and distribute them around the room. Each group is given a...

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Human Relay

Each team stands in a straight line behind one another at the start line. When the relay commences the...

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Speed Cricket

This game has proven to be a real hit. We play it inside after our bible study has finished....

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Simple Word Games

There are many simple word games you can find at the website listed. Some of them can be played...

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Human Battleships

One of my favourite things is taking something normal and making it life-size. The game of battleships is great...

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Talkin Bout Your Generation

Played this game in a fairly large youth group but could work for smaller groups too! If you are...

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Chinese Kickball

This is kind of like a normal game of kickball except there is only one pitcher--no outfielders, and everyone...

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Rescue Relay

Preparation: 1. Tie each life saving device (we used empty cordial bottles) to a separate rope 2. Set out a start...

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Zip Zap Boing

Rules are simple. Everyone stands in a circle and one person starts the throwing. If you throw the ball...

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Helium Stick

You can do this team building activity with a single group (maybe as an team growth activity for your...

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Velcro Puzzle Beanie Relay

This game has worked brilliantly every time I've played it at my youth group. It's one of those games...

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Straws and Rubberbands

1) Each person gets a straw 2) The straw must be held using their mouth 3) They have to pass the rubberband...

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Messy Doughnut Eating Competition

Tie the doughtnut to a string. Split the group into pairs - each pair being a "team". One people...

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Fruit Surgery

This game is best played in teams of three or less. Each team will get a fruit item (banana,...

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Zombie Tag

Split into teams of two. One person is the zombie and is blindfolded. The other person guides the zombie...

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Spot The Difference

Divide your group into two teams. Stand the first group in a line facing the second group. The second...

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End of the World

Make a large circle with the rope on the floor, have the group stand in the centre of the...

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The Toothpaste Game

Divide into teams of three. One person needs the the toothpaste and mask in each team. Another person needs...

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Apple Eat Tag

Ask for two volunteers. These people will attempt to tip everyone else, in order to do this they must...

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Dinosaurs

1. Choose one person to be the "Danger Alert" or choose an adult or a group leader or something. Give...

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Creeping Closer

Select one person from your group to be the captain. They must stand on one side of the playing...

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Packing Peanut Tower

Don’t throw away those packing peanuts from all those online packages you’ve had delivered recently – they’ll...

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