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5 Great Team Games for Kids

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.

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