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  • 1. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comTeam BuildingActivities For KidsWhen You Are InCharge Of A GroupAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 2. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com Brought to you by Team Building Activities HQWhen you are in charge of a group of kids, it can be veryimportant to help them learn about one another. Themore children know about each other, the moreunderstanding they can be. Team building activities forkids are also made for those who are teaching organizedsports or for people who are working with a large groupof children. These activities will help bring the children infrom their separate corners, and create a teamatmosphere.Team building and bullyingStudies have also shown that when team buildingactivities are done within an elementary school, there arefewer cases of bullying. Bullying is a major issue in mostpublic and private schools around the Country, if bullyingis a problem in your school, or the schools in yourcommunity, perhaps some team building efforts areneeded.All Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 3. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comTeam building and trustWhen students of any age participate in team buildingactivities, a new trust is formed. Getting to knowteachers, leaders and other students in a non judgmentaland informative way, helps children relax and let othersin. Children have been known to thrive and grow in apositive atmosphere. If one can be created at school orthrough other activities, the children will feel better aboutthemselves and the activity at hand.How to start team building with childrenIt is recommended that you do an “ice breaker” activitybefore you start the team building activities for kids. Thiswill help them get to know each other better, and helpthe quieter children become more involved. Theseicebreakers should only last a short time, and theyshould get the children ready for the “main course”When you start on the main team building activities, youare going to want all children involved. The best way todo this is to partner the children up, or put them in smallgroups of three or four. Being able to work as a group isAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 4. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.coma very important part of the exercises.Since children have a shorter attention span then adultsdo, it is wise to choose activities that will stimulate.Below are a few activities that have been quitepopular with school age children:Capture the flag: Students and children of all agesseem to love capture the flag. This is a good game toplay, as it divides the group into two teams, each onemust work together in order to find the flag. This activitywill help children get physical activity, as well as betterteam building skills.My flag: In this activity each child can draw a flag thatrepresents him or her. If a child loves animals and fruitloops, which can be displayed on the flag. It is a greatactivity for people who are looking to learn more aboutthe members of the team. The flags can then be passedaround the room, and guesses can be made regardingwho has created which flag.React: One of the team members is given a story “ youAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 5. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comhave just won the lotto!” and then that team memberneeds to react to that story. Showing emoticon as well asproviding actions. This will break the ice and give thechildren a good laugh. Children today are dealing withgrown up issues, yet are struggling to make sense ofthem. Teaching children how to work as a team and leanon others can make the elementary and teen years easieron everyone involved.Creating a place of safetyIn a recent study of teachers who had implemented ateam building structure, it was found that familiarizationtechniques were used the most often. This means thatwhen it comes to team building activities for kids, theybest way to go about it is through learning. These studieshave also shown that when children feel safe within a(school, after school activity or event) they are morelikely to open up about personal and home life issues.Learning about the people who surround us on a dailybasis is smart. It is also the best way to understandwhere others are coming from, and what they arethinking. Children especially need to realize that notevery person is the same, and each of us is different. Inthe team building process children will learn how to reactAll Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 6. Brought To You By http://teambuildingactivitieshq.comto others and how to better deal with conflict.Teaching team building skills to children today, will insurethat they are well rounded and companionate adults inthe future.All Rights Reserved © 2011 Team Building Activities HQ http://teambuildingactivitieshq.com
  • 7. 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