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5 Great Teams Games For Kids

Looking for team building activities for kids? These 5 team games for kids are great fun – & an ideal way to foster team spirit!

What do you call a team of kids having fun outdoors? Happy children, that’s what! It’s fun when friends get together, but it can be chaotic.

Team building games turn chaos into order.

Try these 5 outdoor games to help you and your friends work as a team.

1. Caterpillar Races

You’ll need:

  • Teams of 3 or more kids

  • A start and a finish line

To play:

  • Kids sit behind each other with legs outstretched, holding onto the feet of the person behind them.

  • The team work together to race to the finish.

2. Tangle Team Trials

You’ll need:

  • Six or more kids

  • A stopwatch

To play:

  • Kids stand in a circle, stretching out their right hand to grab the hand of someone opposite to them and their left had to hold onto someone at least two people to their left.

  • When the clock starts, everyone races to untangle themselves – without breaking hands.

3. Quick Sand

You’ll need:

  • Six or more children

  • Blindfolds

  • Sheets of paper for obstacles

  • A start and a finish line

To play:

  • Group kids into two teams.

  • The team leader stands at the finish and the rest, line up at the start.

  • Place ‘obstacles’ in between the start and finish line. This area is a ‘swamp’, and the obstacles are ‘quicksand’.

  • The leader guides their teams through the swamp.

  • If players hit quicksand, they return to the end of the team line.

  • The first team to guide all their players across the swamp, wins.

4. Scavenger Hunts

You’ll need:

  • Teams of two or more children

  • A list of natural things that can be ‘found’ outdoors

  • A bag to hold it all

  • ‘Briefs’ for pics the teams must take

  • A camera or smartphone

To play:

  • Each team gets a scavenger hunt list to find items in their area or a list of photographs they’ll need to take.

  • The first team to collect all items and return to ‘home base’, wins.

5. Noisy Neighbours

You’ll need:

  • Teams of two or more children

  • Blindfolds

To play:

  • Each team chooses one animal noise and one vehicle noise.

  • Everyone wears a blindfold.

  • Each kid has to find his partner, by identifying the noise.

  • When a pair finds each other, they sit down back to back.

  • The blindfold game ends when everyone has found each other.