Team building games and activities are supposed to be educational and enjoyable. They help employees learn more about their colleagues and how to work better in a team environment. Whether you want to use these games for new hire orientation or bring your team closer together, there are fun and innovative ways to do this. At Frogbridge Events, we know that not everyone will be excited about team-building activities, so we compiled a list of fun outdoor team-building games your employees will love!
Break the group into two or more teams, and make a list of tasks for the teams to complete. Tasks can include taking a picture with a stranger, climbing a tree, or finding a specific plant. Whichever team completes the most tasks wins. You can even create your point systems according to task difficulty. It’s an excellent way for employees to bond and work together.
The Human Knot
Have everyone stand in a circle facing each other, shoulder to shoulder. Then, employees will put their hands out and grab the hand from someone across the circle. The group then has to untangle themselves without releasing their hands. If the group is too large, consider breaking it into smaller circles and have both teams compete. It is a great exercise to show the power of teamwork.
The Perfect Square
All you need to do the perfect square activity is a long piece of rope and blindfolds for each person. Have your coworkers stand in a circle, each holding a piece of the rope. Instruct your employees to put on their blindfolds and set the rope on the ground. Everyone will walk a short distance away from the rope. They then have to walk back, find the rope, and form a square out of it. To make it more challenging, have some team members stay silent. This activity is great to build upon communication and leadership skills.
The Mine Field
Find an open space and place objects like cones, balls, or bottles sporadically across the field. Have people pair up or split the group into teams of two. One person wears a blindfold and can’t speak, while the other leads them through the maze using only verbal instructions, such as right, left, straight, or back.
The Egg Drop
Split everyone into groups of three to five people and give each team an uncooked egg. Have a pile of supplies and give them 20 minutes to build a contraption around the egg that will keep it from breaking when dropped. Some suggestions for supplies are tape, pencils, packing material, newspapers, and rubber bands. The egg drop game is a way for team members who do not get to work together often put their heads together to solve a problem.
Book Your Perfect Outdoor Company Event at Frogbridge Events
Bring your employees and guests together for a fun outdoor company picnic at Frogbridge Events! We can help you customize your event to ensure your guests have a fantastic experience while engaging in team-building exercises and activities.
Our expansive resort sits in Central New Jersey on 86 acres of picturesque views and various amenities, including tennis courts, kayaks, pools, and more. We guarantee that your team has never experienced a company event quite like this. To learn more about our outdoor retreat, call (609) 316-5901 or complete our contact form. We can’t wait to see you at Frogbridge Events!