Here are a couple team builders you can use with your group to foster relationships of trust and teamwork:
The goal of this game is to get the group to form a line in order of their birthdays. The group must do this without talking.
Tell the group that they must line up by their birthdays, with birthday closest to Jan. 1 at the start of the line and the birthday closest to Dec. 31 at the end. Designate a starting and ending point for the line. They must do this without talking. Once the group thinks it has completed the task, check the order by going down the line and having everyone say aloud their birthday. If a person is in the correct spot, have them figure out where they should be standing in the line.
If you wish for a more difficult task, tell the group that they can't use any fingers or arms.
This game encourages listening and teamwork skills. Ask the group to use their bodies to create a "house." Encourage participants to create details (for example, doors, windows, chimneys, etc.), and the leader must be assigned a central role in the design.
Invite the group to memorize where they are in the design of the house, and tell them that they must be able to recreate the house when you tell them. Then, have the group relax. Tell them that you are going to run away, stop somewhere, and yell "Build me a house!" The group cannot move until you yell the command. Then, once you yell the command, begin counting loudly. The group must get back into position as quickly as possible. Once they have finished, yell, "Done!"
Repeat the game several times, shortening the amount of time the group has to "build" the house. You can also switch things up by changing the direction you are facing.
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