It's easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that's the hard part.
None of us are born perfect, and none of us are alike. Though we learn to adjust to many situations as we grow older, it is during our formative years that we do the maximum adjustment. This is the reason team building for kids is important.
Many kids react to a similar situation in different ways and have problems in getting along with other kids in the classroom. It is not their fault, as their reaction depends on the kind of teachings and models they follow.
Top 5 Reasons for Introducing Team Building Activities for Children
- Create a rapport among students.
- Improve communication with each other.
- Teach the importance of teamwork.
- Improve problem solving skills and confidence.
- Avoid monotony by combining learning and fun.
Fun Activities in the Classroom
Then make separate groups of kids like birds, mammals, reptiles, etc., as per the animals they named. Now, these small groups need to answer the three questions together: one thing everyone in the group believes in, one thing everyone in the group is afraid of, and one thing everyone in the group has experienced and others have not.
Prepare a list of things starting with 'Sit down if...'
- you have brushed your teeth today.
- you are wearing yellow.
- you are hungry.
- you like chocolates.
- you hate ice-cream.
- You are born in December.
- you are the eldest child.
- you can speak two languages.
- you have blue eyes.
- you have black hair.
Make the whole class stand. Read out these lines one by one. The last student standing is the winner.
Fun Team Building Games for Kids
There are innumerable team building ideas for kids. Remember, a facilitator plays a major role in team building. A bad facilitator can make fun group activities seem boring, whereas a good facilitator can make a simple activity fun and interesting. It is all about you passion and interest in conducting these fun activities.
Divide the students in groups of four. Challenge each group to move the mound using only sand play tools like sandbox trucks, sand play vehicles, steam shovels, etc.
Make the opponent group guess the item that is untrue. A correct guess gives them one point. So the group that accumulates maximum points is the winner.