6 Fun Team Building Activity Ideas
No matter what industry you work in, teamwork is always a significant part of the job.Companies know that effective teamwork leads to better performance and employee satisfaction, which helps to improve their business overall.
Strong relationships among employees contribute to company success because sharing a common goal builds a sense of loyalty and camaraderie.
This is why companies often seek to engage employees in fun and innovative team-building activities, such as the ones listed below.
1. Play giant yard games such as capture the flag or four square
So you're planning a giant yard party with some fantastic games. You've got the balloons and streamers and festive music and all that, but what about giant yard games? These yard games are sure to be a hit at your giant yard party:
- Capture the flag
- Four square
- Giant checkers or giant chess
These games are so much fun, and you’ll want to do them again and again. And the great thing about these games is that it doesn't matter if you're playing alone - they don't require any equipment or teams. They just require some space.
If you want more giant yard games, try rolling giant balls down hills -- giant bowling balls with giant pins, giant beach balls in the sand, giant hoops in the grass with giant sticks.
You can also play giant versions of video games like Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros, but mapping out a giant course with giant bananas and turtle shells is pretty challenging.
2. Organize a scavenger hunt where the first team to find all the items on the list wins
Scavenger hunts are fun to do when you're bored or want something to keep the kids entertained. You can easily forget doing them at parties, but they can be entertaining. Create teams and give each team an envelope with the clues needed to solve the giant scavenger hunt.
The giant scavenger hunt list should be made of giant outdoor games and activities that you can find in your yard, like a giant Jenga, a giant twister, or one of the yard games.
Use different color highlighters to highlight each clue and make it stand out more for whoever is looking for them. Here's an example giant scavenger hunt list:
Clue 1 - Go to the giant Jenga game and take a picture of yourself on top of the giant game.
Clue 2 - Go to the giant Twister game and color in one panel entirely on your own, using different colors for each clue. If you're taking pictures, make sure to get your feet in the photo.
Clue 3 - Go to giant chess and move one of the giant pieces along with the board without anyone seeing you.
Clue 4 - Go to giant Connect Four and try to make four-in-a-rows on your own without anyone interrupting you.
Clue 5 - Take a picture next to the giant outdoor chess set.
You can make the giant scavenger hunt list as hard or easy to do as you want, depending on who your guests are and how old they are.
3. Go bowling or mini-golfing, then take everyone out to dinner at a place of choice to further build camaraderie
There is a strong correlation between playing giant yard games or mini-golf and then going out to dinner at a place of choice.
Go bowling/mini-golfing (lose an hour together), eat as a team (win an hour together)
4. A giant game of Connect Four is perfect for two-on-two teams
To create your giant Connect Four board, use four giant dowels (3 feet long each) and attach them with a giant screw. Make sure to leave enough width between each dowel for your giant checker’s pieces to fit through, and make it easy on yourself by drawing giant lines with chalk.
Volleyball is a simple and entertaining game that many people of all ages can enjoy. It's also great for team building because of the different roles needed to play, which brings us more benefits.
Volleyball is often played indoors on an open court between two teams with 6 players each. The game’s objective is to send the ball across the net to touch the ground on the opponent's side, preventing them from returning it over. It’s played with two teams, each having six players.
Set up poster boards, cones, or whatever you have around the office to mark out a giant playing field. Divide work teams into different sides put on some music and play volleyball. If there are not enough people for two separate teams, see if they can temporarily join together or if everyone can compete individually.
Horseshoes allow people to work in a team against another team in a set of skills that require thought and strategy to win. It may seem simple, but there are many intricacies involved in the game itself, such as technique and where to stand on the field.
This game is great because they require relatively little space to play and very few materials other than stakes to mark the pitching line and horseshoes. This game is fun to watch, especially if there are people on the team who are not familiar with it. Simply divide your work teams into two or three groups, depending on how many people you have playing.
Wrapping it up
With so many team-building activity ideas to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down for you. These six fun and exciting activities will allow your team members to get out of their comfort zones while strengthening the bonds that keep them together.
If these options don't sound like something you're looking for, or if they seem too difficult, let us know! Our experts are ready and waiting to create a custom solution just for your business needs. What do you think? Which one would be perfect for making sure all your employees work well together?
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