Games for Team Building

Activities, Initiative Games & Problem Solving Exercises

Team Building Games by the Beach

One of the best venues for team building is the beach. Not only is it a getaway from the busy cityscape, it provides cool sea breeze and an opportunity to bathe in the heat of the sun. Going to the beach is one way to chill, relax and have fun. Because of this idea, doing team building activities at the beach will make the stay more appreciated. You’ll enjoy what the beach has to offer and you will appreciate each attraction as you participate in the team building activities. Here are some of the suggested team building games that you can do in the beach.

beach ball team building

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Beach Ball Relay

This team building game is a great way to appreciate the beach sand. The objective of this is to pass the ball quickly from the front to the end and back to the front not by hands but using their feet to hold and pass the ball. First, the groups are requested to form a line with all members facing front. Now they are told to lie down in the sand with their feet raised in preparation to receive and pass the beach ball. The first person on the line is given the ball first and told to hold the ball. As soon as the facilitator gives the go signal, the first person tries to pass the ball to the person behind him; the second person then passes to the next person. The group will then try to return the ball back to the front person after it has reached the last person. Whoever can successfully return the ball to the to the last person then back to the front person then their group will win the activity.

Tug of War

This is a proof that together a team stands but divided they will fall. This is another way to enjoy the sandy beach. A long rope is laid on the sand. At the center of the rope is a cloth tied that will serve as a marker to determine which side is winning. Few meters from the center of the rope on both ends are lines that will serve as the finish line and starting line for each group. The two groups are then requested to hold the rope and to stand behind the lines. The facilitator will then give a signal to start the round and each group will try to pull the rope as hard as they can. The winning group of the activity is declared when the cloth indicator tied at the rope crosses their starting line. Depending on the facilitator, he can give three rounds to determine the winner or just a single round to determine it.

tug of war team building

tug of war by onesmartbrownie.blogspot.com

Centipede Race

Coordination and communication among the team is the important value in this team building activity. To be able to make the team move as single unit is the way to win this team building game. The teams are then called to form a line. A string is then laid out to tie all the right foot of all the members of the team while another string is used to tie the left foot of the entire team. After all the groups have been tied, the facilitator will give the signal to start. From the starting line, they have to make their way to a rotation point and back to the starting line. They have to make it without tumbling down or one member left behind. The first group to return to the starting line without falling down will win the game.

Build a Pyramid

beach pyramid team building

beach pyramid by singinglions.org

In this activity, quick planning, active listening and execution is required to successfully execute this team building game. The participants are first divided into groups. The facilitator will tell the groups that the activity will require them to build the tallest and strongest human pyramid utilizing the members of the groups as building blocks. The facilitator then gives them one minute for the group to plan how they’ll go about the activity. After the one minute time, the facilitator signals to start as groups quickly execute what they had just planned. The first group to construct the pyramid using all their members will win the game.

Pick the Color

Balls of different colors are scattered in an area. The objective of this team building activity is to develop communication among the team members. One group is assigned a specific color of the ball. The group then selects an extractor, a person who is blindfolded and retrieves the balls, while also selecting a navigator, a person who navigates the blindfolded person using verbal instructions. Since the teams do the task together, it is up to the extractor to determine which the voice of his navigator is as he tries to pick up all the balls of the color assigned to them. The first group to collect all the correct balls will win the game.

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