- Are you a leader?
- Do you follow instructions?
- Are you a team player?
- Can you solve problems as a team?
Participating in team building activities for teens will help to develop their leadership, communication, personal and listening skills. In order to try and make for a better environment where everyone feels comfortable, here are some great team building activities for teens.
Fun Team Building Activities for Teens
Trust falls have long been one of the great ways to build trust among peers. To do this, a group of people will stand behind someone, who will then fall directly backwards into their open arms. The idea here is to know that those behind the faller will catch them without any concern.
Two Trues And A Lie
A great way to learn more about a groups peers is to see what kind of things may interest them and what surprises they may have. To play Two Trues and a Lie, each person will take their turn in saying two things that are true about themselves and one lie. It’s the responsibility of the other players to determine which is which.
Save The Egg
This game is ideal for teens because it requires that they use teamwork to make sure that they stay clean and avoid a broken and messy egg. To begin, the teams must craft a structure that will protect an egg after it has been dropped from a specific height. The team that is able to keep their egg safe, wins.
This game will develop trust, as teams must learn to listen to others if they want to survive. To begin, players on one team will be blindfolded, and then one player will yell instructions to help them get through a maze. First team to make it through, wins.
We all need to be encouraged every now and then. With this team building game, everyone WILL say something “POSITIVE” about each member in the group. This is a great game that allows for positivity and encouragement by everyone. The world is full of enough negativity so speaking encouraging and positive words to someone allows for “true self-reflection.”
Create Your Own Group Activities
The goal is to be as creative as possible to garner more participation from your teens. As you create your own group activities, it will require communication, time management, trust, goal-setting, goal-planning, time management, cooperation, team work, and CREATIVITY! By creating your own group activities, your teens are taking ownership in developing and creating an activity which can help develop relationships and enhance their low self-esteem. Encourage your teens to:
- Utilize their strengths
- Recognize their weaknesses
- Be motivated
- Be open-minded
- Extend help
- Be respectful
- Listen wisely
Benefits of Team Building
- Improves communication
- Encourages cooperation
- Creates for a positive environment
- Allows for flexibility
- Encourages positive interaction
- Creates for a productive environment
- Boosts motivation
Fun should be another goal of your team building experience, so host some of your activities outdoors if you can, click here for some outdoor game ideas. Teens need to have more engaging activities outdoors that do not involve technology! So get some sun and have fun!
Do you need more creative ideas or help? Is so, review the following pages for information about group activities or problem solving activities. We have tips, information and strategies, if you need help with stress management or anger management for teens. Please note, you can incorporate these activities and strategies into your team building activities.