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  • 1. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comOutdoor Team BuildingActivities For Kids Brought to you by Team Building Activities HQAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 2. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comWhen it comes to kids, the best place for them is outdoors. This is theone place where they can run and act just as children hope to. Whenyou create outdoor team building activities for kids you will see a hugejump in the amount of interested children. Children need team buildingin order to learn the basics of getting along with others and creatingteam loyalty. Studies have proven that children who take part in teambuilding activities grow into more effective and cooperative adults inthe work place.Some of the best team building experiences for children are based onout door learning. The following are some great ways to build teambuilding skills in children, while outdoors.Outdoor team building activities for kidsBeach ball toss: The group’s goal is to hit the beach ball 100 times in arow without it falling to the ground. In addition, each team membermust hit the ball five times (and no participant can hit the ball twice in arow). If the ball ever hits the ground, the group must start over. A groupmay exceed 100 hits, if that’s what it takes to get everyone to hit theball five times.1) If you were successful, what caused this success?2) What strategies did you use to make sure everyone was included?3) How did your group respond when the hit the ground?4) What was challenging about this exercise?5) What did this exercise illustrated to you about leadership?All Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 3. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com6) How does this activity relate to our group?Clam free: Start by defining the boundaries of the playing field. Oneperson volunteers to be the nuclear reactor and activateshimself/herself with a Frisbee or nerf ball. The rest of the groupmembers are clams and signify so by being as happy as possible. Theobject of the games is for the nuclear reactor to contaminate all theclams by tagging them with the Frisbee. Once contaminated, the clamsbecome frozen in place. As the reactor chases and tags the clams, itwould appear that doomsday is just around the corner, at lease for thehapless clams that are getting zapped one after another. There is hope;however, a frozen clam can be defrosted if two mobile clams manageto link hands around him/her in a clamshell-like alliance and shout,“Clam free!” Better yet, if seven clams can manage to link up in a circleand count to ten, then the nuclear reactor is shut down forever1) How did it feel to rely on others to set you free?2) Did any of you manage to link seven in a circle? If so, describe theprocess? If not, describe some of the difficulties?3) What did this game show you about team work?4) As the reactor, how did it feel to be working independently?These are only a few of the ways to make team building fun in theoutdoors. You can also play: capture the flag, GPS games, scavengerhunt, volleyball and basketball. All of these games include a strongsense of team work, and problem solving. Children will develop bondswith one another as well as learn to trust the people on their team.All Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 4. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comTeam building can also teach kids how to have fun in a non competitiveway.All Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 5. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comTo learn more about team building activities for theworkplace come visit us at:http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comIf you’d like 31 free icebreakers to take your teambuilding activities to the next level you can get that forfree by visiting:http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com/31-icebreakers/And if you’d like an advanced toolbox of team buildingactivities, then I recommend you take a look at this:http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com/toolboxAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com