1. 3 physical exercises to get the team moving and deciding – With thanks to the Vancouver Canucks for their Team Building Day video on YouTube. These games takes up some space, require preparation and a dynamic facilitator to ensure good group energy levels to experience a rewarding team building benefit;
Great version of the “Minefield” exercise with aluminium pie cases and opaque goggles and instructors directing from the side.
The Water bucket challenge – keeping up a bucket of water using the feet of a team in trainers and socks. Then, one person at a time removes their trainers and socks whilst everybody keeps the bucket in place.
Team skiing – This takes woodshop resources to drill out holes in 4 “skis” and attach ropes. The ideas is that 4 or 5 team players “ski” in formation along an obstacle course – watch out for the turn around and see the difference in pace between the beginning and the end of the exercise.
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Thanks to Joe Donahue for filming and posting these. My favourites are the Caterpillar traverse, Channels, Problem gas challenge, and the Hoop pass (simple and effective – this is a good version.)
- – And, finally, a wonderful fun team building / icebreaker exercise – Knee tag
This needs to be played by consenting and mobile executives!
Thanks to Mark Collard at Playmeo for filming and posting this lively game on YouTube.