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TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
Ice Walk
Material Required
Specially Designed Wooden Planks and Ropes
Guidelines
Teams are given 2 Planks each and a set of ropes and they are tasked with crossing an “Frozen Area” on these planks. They must innovate how best to build a transport mechanism to get their teams across the area safely. A limit is set for maximum number and minimum number of people that can be transported. First team to transport all their team members across wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • Who all took charge in the team,
  • How critical was Coordination?
  • The importance of synchronization.
  • The importance of communication and leadership
  • How did the team plan resources and what was their strategy?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


 Images
Jaws
Material Required
Paper bags and candy
Guidelines
Each team gets to move 5 bags from one place to the other as quickly as possible. Players must use only their mouths to transport the paper bags from Point A to Point B. Their hands will be tied behind their backs. This is a relay, so every player in the team must do their bit for the team to finish first. If the players use any other part of their body or external help to pick or move the bags, then they restart that round. It’s a straight-out race between 2 teams to see who comes up on top.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the ideas on the table?
  • How well the team synchronize?
5 – 10 Pax
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
3 – 5mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Headout
Material Required
Pedometer
Guidelines
Each contestant is standing with hands tied at the back and has a pedometer reading "zero" attached to a headband on their forehead. This is a timed activity, every member of the team gets one min each. The headband is passed on to the next player in the team after a min. The participants are not allowed to use anything but their heads to simulate the steps in the pedometer. They can however adjust the bands back in place if needed, but the band stay on the participant’s forehead. The team that finishes with the highest steps at the end of 5 mins, wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • Ask the teams if they worked on a particular strategy to maximize their count?
  • Ask them if they improvised on the go?
5 – 10 Pax
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
3 – 5mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Head Bounce
Material Required
Container hat, Ping pong balls
Guidelines
Each contestant wears a container hat and has his hands to the side before the start of the game. There are a set of 6 bowls with ping pong balls placed equidistant from each other before the finish line. once the game begins, each contestant runs up to the first container and attempts to bounce a ping pong on the ground and collect to on their hat. Contestant may attempt to bounce the ball only while standing up, he is not allowed to kneel or sit while attempting to bounce the ball to the container hat. Every contestant has one try per bowl before they move on to the next. The total number of ping pong balls collected at the end of the attempt is dropped into a basket. This is a team relay, as soon as the first contestant finishes his turn, the next person in the team beings his attempt. The team that manages to collect the highest number of ping pong balls at the end of the attempt wins. An extra 3 points will be awarded to the team that finishes first.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Ask the teams if they worked on a strategy to maximize their count?
  • Ask them if they improvised on the go?
  • How difficult was this activity to perform?
  • Did it seem impossible in the beginning and How did you cope up with this?
  • What were your after thoughts?
5 – 10 Pax
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
3 – 5 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Trust Walk
Material Required
Blind folds, small obstacles and a wide open area with uneven terrain
Guidelines
Assemble in the start point Ask teams to arrange form groups of 4 or more. Do this randomly. Ask the team to start walking and start blindfolding them. Ensure one or two guides are not blindfolded and tell them the end point of the walk. The let them figure out how to get the team across the obstacles, safely. Facilitator may also instruct them to use verbal or nonverbal methods of guiding them by physical contact. After completion, give the team a few minutes to relax and gain their strength.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was it like to be responsible for the safety of your partner?
  • What do you think the activity was about?
  • How important is trust among team mates?
  • How many of you had a hard time trusting your teammates?
  • How did feel completing the challenge once you were comfortable trusting your team mate?
  • Did it make the task easier?
  • How does this relate to your everyday work life?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
30-60 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Ping Pong Toe
Material Required
Plastic cups, Ping pong balls – 2 colors (white and orange)
Guidelines
The teams play tic tac toe – with a twist. It is not all about strategy, it is about skill and composure as well. Teams must bounce the ping pong balls off the table to a grid of 9 plastic cups arranged in sets of 3. The teams line up opposite each other across the table, with the grid arranged in the center. Every member in the team gets 2 turns before he/she must go around and join the back of the line. To complete the game, any of the teams must get three balls in a row in any direction. In case of a grid lock, the game is concluded as a tie and started over.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Ask the teams if they worked on a strategy or just tried taking shots randomly?
  • Were they working together as a team or playing as individuals?
  • How difficult was this activity to perform?
  • What were your after thoughts?
5 – 10 Pax
Group Size
Indoor
Type
3 – 5mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Inverted Pyramid
Material Required
Plastic cups, Paper Plates
Guidelines
Teams must stack 5 levels of cups, starting with one at the bottom and 5 on the top inserting a paper plate in between every section and building next set on the plate. The structure should balance without any interference of an external source or support. Both the teams start simultaneously, the team to complete the stack with 5 levels with 5 cups on the last level, wins. Please note that the structure must remain standing for a minimum of 10 seconds after all hands are off to qualify.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Ask the teams if they worked on a strategy or just tried stacking the cups out of instinct?
  • Were there any clear roles defined to the team members?
  • Were they working together as a team or trying as individuals?
  • How difficult was this activity to perform?
  • What were your after thoughts?
5 – 10 Pax
Group Size
Indoor
Type
3 – 5mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Snatch
Material Required
Any prop that is small enough to be held in one hand – cones, water bottles etc
Guidelines
This is a great energizer for teams to start the day off and get the energy flowing. Teams stand facing each other in 2 rows with a prop in between 2 opposing contestants. Facilitator then takes charge calling out different parts of the body which the teams have to then touch with both their hands. Please note that the teams will have to return back to a complete vertical position in case they have to bend down to touch their knees or ankles. The facilitator randomly yells ‘snatch’ at some point and the contestants have to snatch the prop before the opponent grabs it. The team that manages to grab most number of props, wins the round. To build the excitement, make the teams participate in a best of 3 or best of 5 rounds and pick an eventual winner.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Ask the teams if they strategized and shuffled positions after any round to maximize their chance of winning. What were their afterthoughts?
20 – 30pax
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
3 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Jumbled Scrabble
Material Required
Alphabet cut outs – 2 sets
Guidelines
Place 2 boxes of alphabet cut outs in designated areas for both teams. Teams have to dig into a box and pick up one alphabet cut out per person. Once everyone has an alphabet, the teams will have to form phrases or words defining their team’s values. The team that manages to construct the most number of meaningful words in 2 mins, wins.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Ask the teams if they brainstormed for words or phrases or was it just a few individuals doing all the thinking?
  • Was there any strategy in place to ensure the minimal movement of a person after every word?
  • What were their afterthoughts?
20 – 30
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
5 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Fruit Ninja
Material Required
Couple of water melons, plastic playing cards.
Guidelines
This is a high-energy activity that sounds a lot simpler than it is to execute. Teams must stand in a single file in a designated area behind a line separating the playing arena and the designated area. A half-cut melon is placed 10ft from the separator line drawn. Every contestant can attempt 3 throws in one try. Their aim is to stick as many cards as possible in the melon in one complete cycle of the team. The team that manages to stick most number of cards, wins. In case both teams have equal number of hits, they must play a tie breaker round, where every contestant gets one throw each to decide the winner.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Ask the teams if they exchanged tips and hints to improve their hit rate?
  • Although this activity is not time based, was the team rushing to finish their turn?
  • What were their afterthoughts?
10 – 12
Group Size
Indoor
Type
5 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Cookie Grab
Material Required
Cookies and cotton ropes to tie hands
Guidelines
This is an absolute fun activity that will crack you up when you look at it even years after participating. The agenda is simple, catch a cookie placed on your forehead with your mouth. This is a timed activity – the timer is set to 90 secs. The teams are seated in 2 rows facing each other with their hands tied to the back. The contestants cannot use any other means or sources but their facial muscles to move the cookie down their face and eventually grab it with their mouth. The team that manages to grab the most cookies, wins. In case of a tie, the teams put their best player in the ring for a 60sec round to decide the winner.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were there any strategies discussed prior to the activity?
  • Anyone who managed to finish the activity well within time try and help out a peer?
  • or was he/she just enjoying the cookie?
10 – 12
Group Size
Indoor
Type
5 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Can Fish
Material Required
Fishing rods, empty beer cans
Guidelines
This is a brilliant activity to encourage the communication and trust in teams. To start of the teams must select one representative from their team to operate the fishing rod. This person will be blind folded and seated on a chair with a fishing rod. About 6 – 8ft away, empty beer cans are placed in a designated area. The team will have to guide their blindfolded representative to hook the beer can and move it to the basket placed. Once the beer can is in the basket, one of the team members can unhook the can and drop it in the basket. This is a timed activity – each team has 90 seconds to complete the task. The team that finishes with most number of beer cans, wins.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were there any strategies discussed prior to the activity?
  • Were there any clear roles defined to the team members?
  • How difficult was this activity to perform?
  • What were your after thoughts?
10 – 12
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
10 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Tape Roll
Material Required
Tape Measure, ping pong balls, fish bowl
Guidelines
This activity requires patience, composure and a steady hand. Each team is given a measuring tape and set of ping pong balls. Each of the teams have a fish bowl placed about 4ft from the separating line. The teams will have to line up behind the separator. The objective of the game is to roll as many ping pong balls into the fish bowl as possible. Every contestant gets one try, thereafter he/she has to go to the back of the line and pass the tape to the next person in the team. This is a timed activity, the team that has the most number of ping pong balls in the fish bowl at the end of 4 mins wins. In case of a tie, the teams will be given a 3 min window to go at the task once again to decide the winner.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were there any strategies discussed prior to the activity?
  • Were there any clear roles defined to the team members?
  • How difficult was this activity to perform?
  • What were your after thoughts?
10 – 12
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
10 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Nut Stack
Material Required
Nuts, chopsticks
Guidelines
This activity requires patience, composure and a steady hand. Each team is given 40 nuts and Chopsticks for each contestant. The objective of the game is to stack 6 nuts one on top of the other only using the chopstick. The contestants need to thread the chopstick through the nuts and stack them up. The contestants may not use their hands or any other external source to pick up as a support. The team that manages to stack the most number of nuts at the end of 2 mins, wins.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were there any strategies discussed prior to the activity?
  • Did the contestants who managed to finish the activity within the time line help the others out?
  • How difficult was this activity to perform?
  • What were your after thoughts?
4 – 5
Group Size
Indoor
Type
10 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Junk Trunk
Material Required
Small box, ping pong balls, belt
Guidelines
Contestants must stand in the designated start zone with hands at sides and with belt attached to body (box at the back). Eight ping pong balls will be placed in the box by a facilitator. Once game begins, contestant may begin moving body. Contestant's hands or arms may not touch the floor, box, or belt. Only the contestant's feet may be in contact with the floor. Contestant may not touch any ball while it is inside the box. To complete the game, contestants must get all eight ping-pong balls out of the box within the 60-second time limit. The team that manages to get most number of balls out of the box, wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were there any strategies discussed prior to the activity?
  • Did the contestants who managed to finish the activity within the time line help the others out?
  • How difficult was this activity to perform?
  • What were your after thoughts?
4 – 5
Group Size
Indoor
Type
10 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Canvas Race
Material Required
A long and broad strip of thick Carpet / canvas attached at either ends to form a wheel.
Guidelines
Teams get one “wheel” which can accommodate 5-6 people. The teams must then plan their strategy to get their teammates across the finish line as quickly as possible. Teams need to have a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6 people at any given time during the activity. Defaults such as stepping out of the carpet or incomplete finishes are penalized.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did the team fare?
  • Who contributed and who did not? What could have been done better?
  • How important is coordination among team mates?
  • Who took charge in the team and how did that help?
  • How does this relate to your everyday work life?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Caterpillar Relay
Material Required
Ropes and chalk powder or hoops to mark the path.
Guidelines
Each team is tied on their ankles with a rope. Depending on the team size, a set of circles drown / marked by ropes are placed in front of them in a zig zag path. Teams must plan strategies to move from the first circle and across the last without skipping a circle. The whole team needs to move as one single unit and the first team to cross all circles wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did you feel when they were tied up?
  • What were the challenges faced?
  • What did the group do to be successful?
  • What did you notice about any of your teammate during the activity?Was anyone being helpful?
  • What were the emotional and physical challenges you or anyone in your team faced?
  • How can you relate this challenge to your everyday challenges?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Snake Trust
Material Required
Blindfolds, Assorted props, Buckets
Guidelines
Teammates stand in a single line and place their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them. All participants are asked to wear blindfolds except for the last person in the line. Once formed, based on the instructions passed by the last person in the line, The person in the back of the line will guide the participants around the marked arena towards a prop by means of nonverbal communications. When a participant reaches a prop, he/she picks it up and is guided again towards the drop zone, usually a bucket. Once they drop the prop, they remove the blindfold and join the back of the line. The game continues until all team mates have picked and delivered one prop each. This can also be a time-based activity.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did you feel when they were blindfolded?
  • What were the challenges faced while passing instructions?
  • What strategy helped and what did not?
  • How did they handle the role change?
  • How was it to step into someone else’s shoes?
  • How can you relate this challenge to your everyday challenges?
20-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low to Moderate
Energy Level


Plank Bridge
Material Required
Planks and Crates
Guidelines
Teams are given 2 Planks each and 3 crates and they are tasked with crossing an “Lave lake” one these planks. They must plan and strategize the best way to construct a bridge such that they get all their team mates across. There is a limit to the number of participants that can be on a plank at a given time. Teams must work out the fastest way to cross and the first team to cross the finish line or the lake wins.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Who all took charge in the team?
  • What worked for your team?
  • What could have been done better?
  • Was there enough time to complete the challenge?
  • The importance of communication and leadership ?
  • What could they do better to make this faster?
20-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Catch Me If You Can
Material Required
1 piece of paper and a pen per person
Guidelines
To start things off talk to the group and collectively agree upon 3 unique things that they would like to know about the other person. Once decided, ask everyone to write down 3 things about themselves 2 of them true and one lie. Ensure that there is every person keeps his / her answers a secret. Once each person has completed this step, allow 10-15 minutes for open conversation - where everyone quizzes each other on their three questions. The idea is to convince others that your lie is actually a truth, while on the other hand, you try to guess other people’s truths/lies by asking them questions. After the conversational period, gather around and ask each one of them to reveal their 3 answers and have the group vote on which one they think is the lie. This game helps to encourage better communication, as well as it lets you get the participants know a little more about each other.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were everyone actively trying to speak to people and find out their answers?
  • Was there anyone in the group who was by themselves?
  • Do the participants feel like they know a little more about their peers after this activity?
  • What were your after thoughts?
30 - 40
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Newspaper Race
Material Required
Newspapers
Guidelines
Teams are given a Bunch of old newspapers. They must place the a newspaper in front another and they must plan and strategize the best way to get all their team mates across. There is a limit to the number of participants that can be out on the newspaper at a given time. Teams must work out the fastest way to cross and the first team to cross the finish line or the lake wins. Teams must also look at how many newspapers they have left for the activity. If a paper tears, that is rendered useless and a new newspaper must be used.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Who all took charge in the team?
  • What worked for your team?
  • What could have been done better?
  • What could they do better to make this faster?
20-100
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Follow My Lead
Material Required
Chalk powder or tape to mark the squares and blindfolds
Guidelines
To start things off, one must draw a grid of 5x5 squares ( the grid size can increase if the size of the team increases). Each team can mark an entry and an exit square. Pick one representative of each team to be blindfolded. Once done, ask 3 people in the team to travel through the grid one after the other for a min of 12 steps in a specific path form the entry to the exit. Each of these travelers will have to make a note of the path they take to reach the exit. Please note that there cannot be more than 2 steps in a straight line at any point. The blindfolded person is then brought to the designated area and guided in front of the starting square. The 3 people must now shout out their individual paths one at a time. Each one, is only allowed to repeat their sequence once. The opponent team will be allowed to pick one of the three paths that the blindfolded person will have to trace to the exit. The participants team is not allowed to speak, but can use sounds, clicks and claps to guide their teammate get through the course.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did the teams strategize before selecting the roles for the people?
  • Did the teams discuss the representation of the sounds beforehand?
  • did the teams overcomplicate things for themselves by having too many signals?
  • What were your after thoughts?
5-6
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Newspaper Canvas Race
Material Required
Newspapers
Guidelines
Just like Canvas race, here we ask teams to build their own canvases. Each team gets a set of newspapers, glue and other basic stationary items. They must build a sturdy canvas that will allow them to race and which can accommodate 5-6 people. The teams must then plan their strategy to get their teammates across the finish line as quickly as possible. Teams need to have a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6 people at any given time during the activity. Defaults such as stepping out of the newspaper canvas or incomplete finishes are penalized.
Objectives
Debrief
  • The importance of creativity and brainstorming?
  • How did they use the resources given?
  • How did the team fare?
  • Who contributed and who did not? What could have been done better?
  • How important is coordination among team mates?
  • Who took charge in the team and how did that help?
  • How does this relate to your everyday work life?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Acid Bridge
Material Required
Crates
Guidelines
Teams are given 3 crates and they are tasked with crossing an “Acid lake” on these crates. They must plan and strategize the best way to construct a bridge such that they get all their team mates across. There is a limit to the number of participants that can be on an acid lake at a given time. Teams must work out the fastest way to cross and the first team to cross the finish line or the lake wins.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Who all took charge in the team?
  • What worked for your team?
  • What could have been done better?
  • Was there enough time to complete the challenge?
  • The importance of communication and leadership ?
  • What could they do better to make this faster?
20-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Balloon Over And Under
Material Required
Water balloons, Buckets
Guidelines
A line is formed in front of bucket containing water balloons. The captain stands in the front of the line and is tasked to pass all the balloons to the team behind him. This is done in a specific order. The captain passes it over his head to the person behind. The second person passes it under his legs to the third person and then again goes over and then under. As the balloon reaches the last person in the line, it is carried by that person back to the front and the process starts again until the captain finishes a complete iteration. The first team to do this wins. If the team breaks all the balloons, they are disqualified.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What do the balloons signify?
  • What happened when the Balloons exploded?
  • What could have been done better?
  • What can be taken from this activity and applied?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Sound Of Silence
Material Required
20 – 30 coins, a glass jar, blindfold
Guidelines
This is a simple activity which tests a groups composure and an individual’s hearing. The team forms a single file circle. One random person is pulled out and blindfolded. the rest of the team is handed the jar with the coins. The objective is for the team to pass the coin jar around the circle for 30 seconds without making any noise. The participants will have to maintain complete silence. Please note that the participants in the circle may choose to pass the jar as slowly or swiftly as they like. There has to be a min of 5 passes in the span of 30 seconds. Once the time runs out, the blindfolded person is asked to point out where he/she thinks the jar is. If he / she gets it right, they swap places else, they stay on for the next round.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did the teams try different things out to confuse the person in the middle?
  • What were your after thoughts?
10 - 20
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Balloon Relay
Material Required
Water balloons, Table clothes
Guidelines
A start boundary line is marked and Balloons are placed on a table cloth at distance that is hard to reach by the team mates. The teams must support one person to stretch beyond the boundary such that no part of his body touches the ground. The suspended person picks up one balloon and passes it back to the other team mates. The teammates carry the balloon in a specific manner and place it in the bucket at the end of the line. The teams to carry all the balloons first and with least number of breakages win!
Objectives
Debrief
  • What do the balloons signify?
  • What happened when the Balloons exploded?
  • What could have been done better?
  • What can be taken from this activity and applied?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Balloon Burst
Material Required
Balloons, Threads
Guidelines
Each member in the team gets a balloon and they must blow it up to a predefined size and tie it to one of their ankles. A time is set and when the facilitator says go, the team must try and burst each other’s balloons by stepping on them. Once the time ends, the people with balloons still left are the winners.
Objectives
Debrief
  • was it necessary to burst the balloons when everyone could have been a winner?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Balloon Toss
Material Required
Water Balloons, Bed sheets, Arena markers
Guidelines
Each team gets a bucket full of water balloons and bedsheets. They form sub teams and hold the edges of the bed sheet. Their objective is to toss the water balloons, one at a time, to the teams in front of them as quickly as possible. The fastest team to transfer all balloons with least number of breakages wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • What do the balloons signify?
  • What happened when the Balloons exploded?
  • What could have been done better?
  • What can be taken from this activity and applied?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-35 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Jumbo Volley Ball
Material Required
12 Ft Ball or bigger, 10 Ft long Bamboo poles, ropes
Guidelines
Construct a 2 sided or 4 sided court and make a net with the ropes and poles. Teams must toss the big ball to the opponents court and try and block it from coming into theirs. The scoring is reversed and every time the ball is dropped or is taken out of mounds, the score is reduced by 1. The teams with least number of minuses wins and the game ends when one team reaches a predefined negative number.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the challenging aspects with regards to the big ball?
  • What happened when the ball was pushed?
  • What does the ball represent?
  • What can be taken from this activity and applied?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Jumbo Cricket
Material Required
10 Ft cricket Bat, 1 6 inch ball, Ropes, Wickets
Guidelines
One of the most fun games for the cricket-loving nation. Teams are tasked to play with a big bat and ball as a team. The variations include multiple batsmen, single and doubled up bowlers and fielders and a lot of other variations that adds a fantastic twist to the game. A must try for the corporate cricket lovers!
Objectives
Debrief
10-25
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Pipeline
Material Required
Half Cut Pipes of 1-2ft in length, Marbles, Small Container or cups
Guidelines
Team members must work together to transport a predefined bunch of marbles from the start line to the container at the finish line using the half cut pipes given to them. Each member gets only one pipe and cannot carry or stop the ball with their hands. This can be done as a race or a time-based challenge as well. If the marble drops or anyone touches the marble, the entire team has to restart that leg.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did your team approach the challenge?
  • Who tool charge and did it help with making the activity better?
  • What problems did you face?
  • Why important is communication for the success of this activity?
  • How did the learning progress from your first attempt till your last?
  • What did you learn from the challenge and what can be taken back and applied?
10-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Spider Web
Material Required
Cotton Threads / Scissors / Stopwatch
Guidelines
This is a Problem solving activity. The object of the game is to get from one side of the spider web to the other by passing team members through gaps in a spider web without touching the web. The spider web is built before hand and the facilitators must ensure the gaps are just big enough to pass a person through. Quality of work and ethics come in when a person touches the web, he or she must repeat the activity. This is a time-based challenge and the first team to get through wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the strategy and pre planning that the team did before starting off?
  • How did you feel while you were being passed through?
  • What was one of the challenges of doing this activity?
  • What did the group have to do or believe to be successful?
10-50
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Blind Square
Material Required
Rope, Blindfolds
Guidelines
This is a simple activity which tests a groups composure and communication. To start things off, the entire team is blindfolded. Ensure that the team is standing in a single file, next to each other in a line. Once blindfolded, ask everyone to stretch their hands out. A single rope is handed out to the team. Only at this point will the facilitator give out the objective of the activity. The teams will have to form a perfect square with the rope in hand. The team that manages the best square, wins.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did the teams strategize or try things out randomly?
  • Did any one person take charge? Did the teams use names or numbers to call people out?
  • Was there one person clearly giving out instructions or were there too many people trying to give their inputs?
  • What were your after thoughts?
10-20
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Tarp-Hole-In
Material Required
Tarp with holes in at random places, tennis balls, bucket
Guidelines
This is a fantastic activity that ensure that the entire team move as one unit to complete the objective. The team is given a tarp with holes at random places. The team must hold the tarp up above their waist. They will find 3 buckets placed under the tarp. The point is to get as many balls into the buckets in 3 mins. The team may not drop 2 consecutive balls in the same bucket. The team that manages to get most number of balls in the bucket, wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did the teams strategize or try things out randomly?
  • Did any one person take charge? Did the teams define clear roles?
  • Was there one person clearly giving out instructions or were there too many people trying to give their inputs?
  • What were your after thoughts?
10-20
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


3D Spider Web
Material Required
Cotton Threads / Scissors / Stopwatch
Guidelines
This is a Problem-solving activity. The object of the game is to get from one side the arena to the other to the other by passing team members through gaps in a spider web without touching the web like in the Spider web activity. The difference here is that the web is spread across a larger area, typically in between trees and the team must all hold hands all the time. If the link breaks or anyone touches the web, the whole team must restart.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the strategy and pre-planning that the team did before starting off?
  • How did you feel while you were being passed through?
  • Did you trust the team to take care of you? How did the team make you comfortable?
  • What was one of the challenges of doing this activity?
  • Where there any mistakes made and how did the team overcome this?
  • What did the group have to do or believe to be successful?
10-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


See through my words
Material Required
Canvas, Pencils, erasers, Sharpeners, Crayons
Guidelines
This is a fantastic activity encourages people to communicate and put their thoughts in words more accurately. In this activity, 2 people sit resting on each other’s backs. One of them takes up the role of the artist and the other gets a simple painting in hand. The objective is simple, the participant with the picture must describe to the artist as accurately as possible. The artist on the other hand uses this information and portrays it on the canvas. Once the activity is completed, the 2 people are asked to compare the actual drawing to the drawing on the canvas.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How simple were the instructions?
  • Was the artist cross questioning for better understanding?
  • How did they go about the task?
  • Did the teams split the image to grids to simplify the drawing?
  • What were your after thoughts?
10-50
Group Size
Indoor
Type
30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Trust Your Hands
Material Required
Nothing
Guidelines
This is a fantastic activity that helps build trust, communication and co ordination between 2 people. Pairs are tasked to lean forward and finding balance with their palms against each other. They then have to ‘spring’ off and ‘land’ together again. They have to ensure that they coordinate their action such that both of them spring off and come back together to balance each other by their palms once again. This might seem extremely difficult in the beginning, but as time goes by and they start to co ordinate, they can swing to and fro effortlessly.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they go about the objective?
  • Did they think of giving up after the first few tries?
  • What were your after thoughts?
2-20
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
5 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Cane A Float
Material Required
Cane
Guidelines
This is a great activity that helps improve communication and coordination in a team. Ask the team to stand in a single file line next to each other. Hold out their index fingers to balance a cane. The objective is simple, all the participants, as a team have to lower the cane to the ground and bring it back up - while making sure that everyone in the team has their index finger in contact with the cane at all times. Failing to do this, will result in the team having to restart from an upright position.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they go about the objective?
  • Did they think of giving up after the first few tries?
  • What were your after thoughts?
8-10
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
5 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Piano Ball
Material Required
Plastic Pipes or Thin Bamboo sticks, Gym Balls , Buckets
Guidelines
Teams are given one stick/pipe per person and an arena is marked with a start point and end. Buckets are placed at both ends and a Gym ball is placed on the bucket at the start point. Teams are tasked to lift the ball up and transfer the ball from one end to the other and repeat this process and complete as many as laps in the given time. The team members cannot walk or run while they have the gym ball on the pipe. The Gym ball must not come to a stop or roll backwards. It should neither be dropped or touch any part of anyone’s body. Any of these will result in a restart or a penalty.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did your team approach the challenge?
  • What process or strategy did you implement? Did it change during the activity?
  • Why important is communication for the success of this activity?
  • How did the learning progress from your first attempt till your last?
  • What did you learn from the challenge and what can be taken back and applied?
10-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Shoe Stack
Material Required
Footwear
Guidelines
This is a fantastic Ice breaker that turns all the participants back to kids for the duration of the activity. A very simple objective, the teams need to use their footwear to make the tallest tower possible in 5 mins. Please note that the tower should stand by itself. It cannot have any external source supporting it. The tower must keep standing by itself for at least 15 seconds after all hands are off at the end of 5 mins. The teams can get as creative as possible and let their imagination run wild. The team with the tallest tower at the end of 5 mins, wins!!
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they go about the objective?
  • Did they take time out and strategize however silly the activity sounded?
  • Was the activity more complicated than initially assumed?
  • What were their afterthoughts?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Water Brigade
Material Required
Sponges / Buckets
Guidelines
Teams are tasked to transfer water from one bucket to another using sponges. The first person runs, dips the sponges and passes the sponges to the other members in the line and the last person runs and squeezes out the sponges into another bucket. The team iterates and the activity Is timed. The teams that have the highest level of water in the bucket at the end of the stipulated time wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • Discuss on the important aspects of collecting the water. What was the best approach?
  • Was it uncomfortable to get wet?
  • What can we take away from this message?
10-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Hoop Chain
Material Required
Hula Hoop
Guidelines
This is a fantastic ice breaker that turns all the participants back to kids for the duration of the activity. You will need the teams to have equal number of participants. Have all of them form a single file circle. A very simple objective, the teams need to pass the hoop through every single person in the circle, without breaking the chain of hands. The contestants may help each other out without breaking the chain. The hoop must pass through everyone in the circle. The team that manages to get get the hoop back to the starting position the fastest, wins!!
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they go about the objective?
  • Did they take time out and strategize however silly the activity sounded?
  • Was the activity more complicated than initially assumed?
  • What were their afterthoughts?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Ball & Ring
Material Required
A metal ring with 8 strings connected to it, Pipes and Tennis Balls
Guidelines
A start pipe and an end pipe are placed around the arena for each team. At the start pipe, insert the metal ring with strings and place the tennis ball in the pipe. Teams are asked to hold the end of each string and try and lift the metal ring such that it scoops the ball up. They then must walk with the ball and place it at the other pipe. Teams to do this the fastest wins. There are many variations that are possible in this game such as multiple pickups and drops, Teams cross over and more.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Was it hard lifting the ball up?
  • What was the best way to lift the ball up?
  • What does the significance of the ball?
  • While walking, what was the main focus of the team?
  • While dropping, what was the team more focused on?
  • What are the takeaways from the game?
10-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Hocus Focus
Material Required
Pen and Paper
Guidelines
This activity is a fun way of breaking the ice at the beginning of the session. It does not need people to run around, so you can ensure complete participation. Make the teams line up in single files facing each other. Give them a complete min to carefully observe the person standing in front of them. Now ask the second team to go outside and change, shuffle, remove or add 5 things. The things must be noticeable. Examples - glasses, rings, ties, shoes, belts etc. They cannot change things that are out of view. Once the team is back to their places, the first team now has observe and write down the changes. Ask the individuals to read the changes out one after the other and see if they have got it right. Now repeat the activity by changing the roles of the teams.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they go about the objective?
  • Were the individuals focusing on the little things as well?
  • Was the activity a lot more challenging than they first anticipated?
  • What were their afterthoughts?
20-25
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
25 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Shadow Tower
Material Required
Nothing
Guidelines
This activity is a fun way of breaking the ice at the beginning of the session. It does not need people to run around, so you can ensure complete participation. This activity has to take place outside and when the sun is up. The objective of the activity is simple, the teams must make the longest shadow tower using only their bodies. Please note that the teams are not allowed to use any external objects or even any bit from their clothing like belts or footwear. Give the teams a time limit of 4 mins to construct the longest shadow tower.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they go about the objective?
  • Did the teams brainstorm beofre the attempt or just went about it on the go?
  • Was the activity a lot more challenging than they first anticipated?
  • What were their afterthoughts?
15-20
Group Size
outdoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Multi Ball & Ring
Material Required
Multiple metal rings with 8 strings connected to each of it, Multiple Pipes and Tennis Balls
Guidelines
A structure is made with multiple pipes in the centre of the arena and landing pipes of different heights are placed in the corners. Each pipe has different points starting from 5 for the lowest up to 20 for the highest. Similar to Ball & ring, Teams are asked to hold the end of each string and try and lift the metal ring such that it scoops the ball up. They are allowed to lift only one ball at a time. They then must walk with the ball and place it at one of the end pipes. Teams that complete placing all the balls on their end pipes win! If they drop the ball while lifting or disturb the other teams’ ball, Penalties are applicable. Delivery is important and dropping the ball at the end pipe will result in 0 points for that pipe.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Was it hard lifting the ball up?
  • Was there a better way teams could have lifted the ball?
  • What was the best way to lift the ball up?
  • While walking, what was the main focus of the team?
  • While dropping, what was the team more focused on?
  • What are the takeaways from the game?
10-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Shapes
Material Required
Rope
Guidelines
This activity is a fun way of breaking the ice at the beginning of the session. It does not need people to run around, so you can ensure complete participation. Ask the teams to form a circle and hold the rope up waist high. Ensure that both the teams are standing in their separate circles. The facilitator then calls out a shape and the teams will have to form the shape without letting go of the rope. The team that accurately forms the shape in the least amount of time, gets a point. List out a few shaps that can be called out and run the activity for a min of 5 rounds to decide the winner.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they go about the objective?
  • Was there a clear leader calling the shots?
  • Did the teams work as 1 or try things out individually?
  • What were their afterthoughts?
15-20
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Double Dragon
Material Required
Hula Hoops, Strings, Balls and Arena cones
Guidelines
Each team gets 1 Hula Hoop with eight 10 Ft strings attached to it. Two people are asked to stand in the centre such the Hula hoop is below their shoulders and above knee level. The entire team must guide the two team mates from point a to point b while the two are tasked with kicking a ball through a series of check points. Each time the ring touches any of the team mate, the activity restarts. The first team to finish crossing all obstacles first wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • What do the hoops signify?
  • What do the teammates inside the Hoop signify?
  • What was the most important task while walking?
  • Did you restart on your own?
  • What are the takeaways from the game?
10-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Paper Tear
Material Required
A4 size papers
Guidelines
This activity will teach the teams the value of communication and perception. Ask everyone in the group to pick up the paper and hold it in front of them. Now tell the group that they have to maintain complete silence and only listen to the facilitator’s instructions. The participants are not allowed to speak or ask questions. Ask everyone to close their eyes - no peeking! Pick up a paper for yourself and give them the following directions. While you are giving them instructions, carry out the actions yourself on your sheet of paper while pausing after every instruction to give the group to follow suit. First, fold the paper in half. Now tear the upper right hand corner. Fold the paper again and tear the bottom left hand corner off. Now fold the paper once again and tear the bottom right hand corner. Once done, ask the teams to open their eyes and compare their sheets. As everyone received the same instructions, their papers must be identical - which it definitely won't be. Observe the differences.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Talk about the value of perception.
  • How different people perceive the same instruction in different ways.
  • Tell them about the importance of asking questions to ensure they are on the same page.
  • What were their afterthoughts?
20-30
Group Size
Indoor / outdoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Blind Dragon
Material Required
Hula Hoops, Strings, Balls and Arena cones
Guidelines
Each team gets 1 Hula Hoop with eight 10 Ft strings attached to it. One Blindfolded teammate is asked to stand in the centre such the Hula hoop is below their shoulders and above knee level. The entire team must vocally guide the teammate from point A to point B while he is tasked with kicking a ball through a series of check points. Each time the ring touches the teammate, the activity restarts. The first team to finish crossing all obstacles first wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • What do the hoops signify?
  • What do the teammate inside the Hoop signify?
  • How were the blind teammate guided? Were they comfortable?
  • What was the most important task while walking?
  • Did you restart on your own?
  • What are the takeaways from the game?
10-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


The Auction
Material Required
Rs100 / Rs500 Note, a gavel or some heavy hand held object.
Guidelines
The activity is all about highlighting the pro’s and con’s of internal competition. Hold out a Rs 500 note and tell the group that this note is for auction. Tell the group that this is for real and yes, you will have to hand out the note in your hand to the eventual winner. The bidding begins @ Rs200. Allow the participants to call out their bids until you find an eventual winner. In almost all cases, the bidding will go past the value of the note, with much excitement and high spirits. To ensure people get involved, hand out the money to the first winner and call for the bids once again, this time announce that the two highest bidders will have to pay out their bids, regardless of the winner. This will ensure that the bidding goes on way beyond the value of the money as people would not want to give up.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • WHy were the people bidding willing to go over and beyond the actual monetary value of the note?
  • How effective is competition at raising energy and morale?
  • What are the downsides to excessive competition?
  • Once people get involved in an competition, in order to beat their rivals (often co-workers), they can easily disregard cost and time.
  • The note held has a clear monetary value in a peaceful, thoughtful business environment.
  • Once competition is added to the mix, the situation changes and leads to hasty decisions
  • This fun little exercise effectively demonstrates the benefits and the downfalls of internal competition.
10-200
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Human Ladder
Material Required
Wooden Planks , Helmets
Guidelines
Each Team Gets a set of 2 Ft Planks. They must hold the planks out to form a ladder and one person at a time must cross the ladder from one end to the other. On completion, he/ she must replace someone in front and the task is repeated. The team that has iterated the most number of people in the given time wins.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did you feel scared while being carried?
  • What made you comfortable?
  • What was the most important task of this activity?
  • What are the takeaways from the game?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Puzzle Trade
Material Required
Puzzle boxes of equal difficulty, one per team
Guidelines
The activity is all about highlighting creative teamwork on several levels. Divide the people into teams of equal size. Hand them the puzzle box and let them know that they have a limited amount of time to complete the puzzle as a group. Now for the twist, tell the team that some of the pieces in their puzzle are distributed among the other puzzle boxes. The goal is to complete the puzzle before the other groups do. They must find their own means to trade what they have to relinquish the pieces they need.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • What means did the people think of to get their pieces?
  • Was barter the only option?
  • Did anyone of them try exchanging team members, donating time to another team - merging together as one team?
  • Was the competition healthy?
  • Did anyone think about finishing the task as one single unit?
8-10
Group Size
Indoor
Type
30 - 40 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Pick the Fruit
Material Required
Thick rope, Assorted balls, Buckets, Body Harness, Helmets and Carabiners .
Guidelines
An arena is marked around a tree or a sturdy pole. A circle is marked around the Tree/pole and assorted “fruits” or balls are scattered around the area. A bucket is placed on the edge of the circle. One person gets into the harness and is latched onto the rope. The other team mates, pick up the other end of the rope such as to suspend the harnessed person safely off the ground. The person then has to traverse the rope and pick up one fruit at a time and traverse back to the bucket and drop the ball in it. The supporting teams must move the rope making the task of reaching the balls easier. The teams that collect the most balls within the stipulated time wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did you feel scared while being carried?
  • What made you comfortable?
  • What does the person picking up the balls signify?
  • Was there a strategy of which balls to pick up first? Why?
  • What was the most important task of this activity?
  • What are the takeaways from the game?
20-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Sort Yourself
Material Required
Blindfold
Guidelines
The activity illustrates communication and listening. The participants must keep their blindfolds on at all times. They are not allowed to speak through the course of the activity. The facilitator whisper a random number into each participant's ear - ensure that the number is completely random (not in a sequence like 1-15). Once, every participant has a number, they are moved to a random location. The objective of the activity is for the team to arrange themselves in numerical order without speaking or being able to see each other.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did you have a sense of working together?
  • why/why not? How hard was it not to talk during the course of the activity?
  • What was necessary in order for you to be successful?
  • Did you assume that the numbers grouped in an order?
  • How important is good communication?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor
Type
15-25 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Tug of War
Material Required
Thick rope
Guidelines
Tug of War is a very well-known game. Teams simply play tug of War in which they try and pull the opponent team across the centre line. Usually done with a best of three rounds, Teams also must swap sides.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were the teams balanced?
  • What helped the team win?
  • How were the team mates placed? Did that make a difference?
  • What was the important factors? Was strength and weight alone
  • What are the takeaways from the game?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Cogs Of a Machine
Material Required
Nothing
Guidelines
The activity challenges the team to be creative. Have the teams come up with a working model of any machine with each individual imitating a cog of a machine. Give the teams about 5 to 7 mins of brainstorming time and a further 5 mins for implementation. Examples include washing machine, clock, automobile, cannon etc.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did you have a sense of working together?
  • What was necessary in order for you to be successful?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-25 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Animal Sort
Material Required
Nothing
Guidelines
The activity illustrates communication and listening. The participants must keep their blindfolds on at all times. Ask the participants to think of their favorite animal. They are not allowed to communicate using words through the course of the activity, however, they are allowed to make animal calls. Ask the group to arrange themselves from the largest to the smallest animal. Once done, ask them to call out what animal they were enacting to see if the order is appropriate.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did you have a sense of working together?
  • why/why not? What was necessary in order for you to be successful?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-25 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Shuffle Bun
Material Required
Chairs for every participant
Guidelines
This is a fun energizer that will help the teams break the shackles and warm up. Arrange the chairs in a circle. Choose random person to stand in the middle of the circle. The rest of the team sit on the chairs facing inward. Ensure that there is one vacant chair. The objective of the activity is for the people sitting down to prevent the person in the middle to take a seat. They do this by shuffling their buns and occupying the vacant seat. The people sitting are allowed to move just one place left or right, they are not allowed to run across to the other side or skip a place at any cost. For bigger groups, have more than one person in the middle and 2 or 3 vacant seats.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did you have a sense of working together?
  • why/why not? What was necessary in order for you to be successful?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-25 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


4 Way Tug Of War
Material Required
Thick rope, Heavy duty splitter
Guidelines
Tug of war but played 4 ways. A box of roughly 6X6 feet is drawn and the custom made splitter is placed in the centre. The splitter must be strong enough to hold the weight of 4 teams pulling at it. Teams must try and pull the splitter towards the line perpendicular to their rope. The team that pulls the most within 5 rounds wins
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were the teams balanced?
  • What helped the team win?
  • How were the team mates placed? Did that make a difference?
  • What was the important factors? Was strength and weight alone
  • What are the takeaways from the game?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Clap Jump
Material Required
Nil
Guidelines
This is a fun energizer that will help the teams break the shackles and warm up. You could use this to separate people into smaller teams as well. Ask the group to form a single file circle. They have to count from 1 to 70, however there’s a small catch at multiples of 5, the person should not say the number out loud, but jump and at multiples of 7, they have to clap. If anyone messes up, they walk out of the circle and the remaining group starts over from 1 again.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the activity turn out being more challenging that you initially thought?
  • What were your afterthoughts?
20-50
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-25 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Key Punch
Material Required
Number pads 1-40, Boundary cones.
Guidelines
Pads or sheets of number from 1-40 (sometimes 1-20) are placed randomly around an area enclosed by a circle drawn with a rope. The Objective is for teams to “Punch” or tap the numbers from 1 - 40 in a sequence while following certain rules. Each team gets 60 seconds to punch as many as numbers as possible. Teams can set their targets and this can be played in multiple rounds with different timelines as well.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What went into deciding the targets?
  • What strategy was used by the teams?
  • What was the important aspects of the game?
  • What could have been done better?
  • What are the takeaways from the game?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Roller-Coaster Building
Material Required
Assorted Pipes or connectors, Balls, tape, Scissors, Threads
Guidelines
Teams are given equal number of pipes and connectors and stationary items. 1 Ball is given to each team. With the given props, the teams must build a roller coaster that must traverse the ball for a minimum length with at least 3 right angled turns. The team that accomplishes this in 1 hour.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What went into the design?
  • What were the difficulties faced?
  • What can team the teams takeaway from this game?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
60 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Balloon Stack
Material Required
Balloons, Tape
Guidelines
This is a fun activity that ensures complete involvement of everyone in the team. To start things off, divide the group into teams of 3-5 people. Give each team a packet of balloons and a couple of rolls of tape. The objective is for the team to build a the tallest balloon tower. Let the teams know that the tower must be standalone and should not in any way be supported by an external source. This is a timed activity, so the teams will have 15mins of build time to compelete their respective towers.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • How tall did your tower end up being?
  • Did you plan or strategize before building the tower?
  • Did your plans change once you started building?
  • Were there any last min bright ideas that were implemented to give your team the edge?
  • Did you copy or borrow ideas from other teams?
  • Was your end product satisfactory?
  • If you were given a second run, what would you change?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor
Type
15-25 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Horse Shoe
Material Required
Chairs, Blindfolds
Guidelines
This is a fun activity that will leave the team rolling on the floor at the end of it. Divide the group into teams of 3 or 5people. Ask the team to form a big, single file circle. Each team gets a chair, ensure that the chairs are kept at least 8 to 10ft apart. Ask the team to send in a representative - blindfold this person and seat him / her on the chair. The chair represents a horse and they are the jockeys. Now ask the people in the circle to remove their footwear and spread them across randomly. Ensure that there are at least 4 shoes per chair. The objective is simple, the jockeys will have to hunt for the shoes and make sure that they put them onto their horses. The players can rob the shoes off other horses, unless their jockey is sitting on it. Thy jockeys are allowed to carry just one shoe at a time. The jockey who puts on all 4 shoes on their horses fastest, is declared the winner.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • If you were given a second run, what would you change?
  • What were your afterthoughts?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor
Type
15-25 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Holey Pipes
Material Required
Tubes with holes drilled into them, Buckets of water, TT Balls, Cups and Strings
Guidelines
Each tube is hoisted with the strings at a height of 7 Feet with the TT balls in them. Teams must cover the holes with their fingers and one person is tasked with filling up the tube with water. The objective is to get the TT balls out of the tube by filling it up by water. Fastest team to do this wins.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What preps went in before filling the tube?
  • What were the strategies adapted by each team?
  • What were the difficulties faced?
  • What can team the teams takeaway from this game?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Air Hockey
Material Required
Balloons, Newspaper, Chairs
Guidelines
Air Hockey is a nice little activity to warm the teams up initially. Divide the group into 2 teams and ask them to sit on the opposite sides of the hall. Each individual is numbered. At the end of each side is a goal post - you could set it up with a table or 2 chairs. Place a balloon in the center of the room and 2 hockey sticks made of newspaper rolls. The facilitator shouts out a random number and the respective individuals bearing the number from each team runs to the center, picks the hockey stick and tries to propel the balloon to the opponent's goal. Either after scoring a goal, or randomly at any point, the facilitator can choose to shout out another number, the current players then drop their sticks and the new players take their place to continue the game. The team with the most goals, wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the players try any strategies to propel the balloon or did they just try to hit the balloon hard?
  • What were your afterthoughts?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor
Type
15-25 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Tetris Towers
Material Required
Wooden Blocks and Discs with strings
Guidelines
Each team is tasked with picking up and placing 6 wooden blocks on top of each other by using the disc with strings connected to it. Teams that build the tallest tower with the Tetris blocks in the given time wins!
Debrief
  • What do the Wooden Blocks signify?
  • What were the strategies adapted by each team?
  • What was the most important thing needed to pick and place the blocks?
  • What were the difficulties faced?
  • What can team takeaway from this game?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor/ Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Watchman
Material Required
Blindfold, Small packets of chocolate
Guidelines
Watchman is a simple yet exciting game to energise a group. Select a volunteer to be blindfolded and seated in on a chair in the center. Place the packet of chocolates under the chair. The rest of the team circles around the chair. The objective is for someone in the group to pick the packet of chocolates from under the chair without being noticed by the blindfolded watchman. On the other hand, the blindfolded watchman has 3 chances to point at the direction of the intruder - if caught, then they switch places.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the group circling around work together to pick the chocolates unnoticed.
  • Did the team distract the blindfolded watchman to help steal the chocolates?
  • Was the watchman using his chances wisely or just randomly pointing out?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor
Type
15-25 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Jumbo Jenga
Material Required
Big Wooden Jenga Blocks, Platforms
Guidelines
Teams are given a set of blocks to build a Jenga tower. The teams then must try and remove one block at a time until the tower collapses. Points are given for each removed block and teams with most number of points win.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What steps were taken to complete the activity?
  • What were the major challenges and how did the team overcome them?
20-100
Group Size
Indoor/ Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Jumbo Jenga Race
Material Required
Big Wooden Jenga Blocks , Platforms
Guidelines
Each team is tasked with snatching Jenga Blocks from a place and race back to their base. They must try and build a Jenga tower with a specified number of blocks within the given time or until they run out of blocks. The teams then must try and remove one block at a time until the tower collapses. Points are given for the tallest Jenga tower and most number of bricks removed.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Was their a time keeper?
  • How was the delegation handled?
  • What were the challenges?
20-100
Group Size
Indoor/ Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Barter Station
Material Required
Newspaper, paper clips, pencils, pens - Any stationery of low value equally distributed to both teams.
Guidelines
Barter Station is a fantastic activity that will encourage people to get out of their shells. Divide the team into groups of 5 or 6. Distribute low cost stationery to the teams equally. The teams compete with each other by trading these objects for bigger and better products. The team that ends up with objects whose value is higher at the end of the allotted timeline, wins! This activity involves interacting with a lot of strangers and actually selling objects to random people. This activity will encourage people to come out of their shells and also hone their selling skills.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the teams discuss and strategies before they began?
  • Did the teams meet each other before the end of the allotted time?
  • Did they go about the task individually or in pairs?
  • Were there any trade secrets discussed?
20-30
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
25-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Raft Building
Material Required
Tubes, Drums, Bamboos, Ropes, Stationary, Life jackets, Oars
Guidelines
Teams are given a set of equipment and they must strategize, plan and build a raft that stay afloat with 4-6 members. Once done, the teams must race the raft on water. Apart from winning the race, the teams are judged on stability, design, sturdiness and quality.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Was there a time keeper?
  • How did the team allocate resposibility?
  • Was there any knowledge sharing or subject expertise?
  • How were resources handled?
20-100
Group Size
Outdoor with a Large Water Body or Swimming pool
Type
60-90 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Hound, Rice & Pigeon
Material Required
Nil
Guidelines
This activity will challenge the energize the team’s grey cells and compel them to think & brainstorm to find a solution. Now for the activity - One person in each group is allotted the role of a farmer and the rest of the team acts as villagers. The farmer will have to return home with all 3 purchases - a hound, some rice and a pigeon by crossing a river in a boat. The boat have a capacity to hold only 1 item along with the farmer himself at any point in time. He cannot leave the pigeon alone with the bag of rice, as the pigeon will eat the rice. Similarly he cannot leave the hound alone with the pigeon as the hound will eat the pigeon. His objective is to get all three of his purchases safely across the river. The villagers can help their respective farmer to find a way out. The team that finds the solution first, wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did the teams brainstorm, or was it one or two people calling the shots?
  • Were all the opinions considered?
  • Did the teams take time out to think about the task in hand individually or in pairs?
20-30
Group Size
Indoor
Type
25-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


GPS based Treasure Hunt
Material Required
Codes, Clues and a lot of challenges
Guidelines
Treasure hunts can be highly innovative, customizable and super fun. Be it within a resort, office campus or across the city, this game serves the purpose to improve communication, strategy, and overall team bonding. This also pushes teams to the limit while keeping the fun factor intact.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were there any natural leaders?
  • How were taks allocated and responsibility shared?
  • How was time management done against each task?
20-300
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
60-90 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Tower of Hanoi
Material Required
3 Poles / rods, 5 dics of varying sizes
Guidelines
This activity comes with a nice little mathematical twist and nudges the teams to think, analyze and brainstorm together to find the best solution. The puzzles consists of 3 poles lined up next to each other. One of the poles has the 5 discs stacked one above the other in decreasing order of sizes - with the disc with the largest diameter at the bottom and the smallest at the top. The objective is for the teams to find a way to move the discs to any of the other pole arranged in the same order. There are a couple of rules - only one disc can be moved at a time. Only the uppermost disc can be moved at a time & a larger disc cannot be placed on a smaller one at any point. This activity is based on the number of moves taken by the team to complete the challenge. The team with least moves, wins!!
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did the teams brainstorm, or was it one or two people calling the shots?
  • Were all the opinions considered?
  • Did the teams take time out to think about the task in hand individually or in pairs?
  • Did the teams try out different solutions on paper before they tried the actual set up?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor
Type
25-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Race the Picture
Material Required
Codes, Clues, Paints and a lot of challenges
Guidelines
Treasure hunts can be highly innovative, customizable and super fun. Be it within a resort, office campus or across the city, this game serves the purpose to improve communication, strategy, and overall team bonding. This also pushes teams to the limit while keeping the fun factor intact. With every challenge completed, teams win gift boxes that helps them complete a painting challenge. Teams that produce the best piece of art at the end of the race wins extra points and they take back the canvas as a souvenir of a fun filled day!
Objectives
Debrief
  • How were the responsibilities shared?
  • What were the challenges?
  • Were there exchange of responsibilities?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
90-120 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Frozen
Material Required
Cardboard sheets, cotton ropes, tarps, tape & Blindfolds
Guidelines
This activity will compel the participants to build trust, improve communication and enhance their listening skills. Divide the group into teams of 4 or 5. The scenario is that the team is stranded in the middle of the Arctic and the team will have to build a shelter to protect themselves from the cold winds. The team elects a leader - who is supposedly suffering from frostbite and hence cannot move about. The rest of the team are struck by snow blindness and cannot see - therefore they need to be blindfolded. The leader must now instruct them how to build the structure without actually moving about or helping out manually and the rest of the participants will have to build the shelter without being able to see.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the teams brainstorm, or was it one or two people calling the shots?
  • Were all the little things considered?
  • Did the teams allocate definite roles to individuals?
  • Did any of the teams change strategies in the middle of the activity?
  • Did the teams try out different solutions on paper before they tried the actual set up?
20-30
Group Size
Indoor
Type
25-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


The Amazing Team race
Material Required
Codes, Clues, Paints and a lot of challenges
Guidelines
Adapted from the very well-known TV show, the Amazing Team race challenge makes teams to compete and race across geographic locations. They solve riddles, clues and puzzles that guides them to several checkpoints and landmarks. Once they arrive at a checkpoint, the next challenge or destination clue is handed out to them and this repeats till the last check post. The vivid mix of challenges, sightseeing, code breaking and teamwork makes this a very popular team building activity!
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the strategies that were discussed? What was rejected?
  • Who were the key players and leaders?
  • How were the surprised handled?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
2-6 Hours
Duration
High
Energy Level


Pay Per Speech
Material Required
Coins - at least one per person persent.
Guidelines
This activity will encourage participants to open up, speak out, loosen up and feel comfortable around each other. To start things off collect coins and dump them in a container. Please note that the listed year on the coins should not be older than the birth year of the youngest member of the group. Once this is sorted, each of the participant draws out a coin and based on the listed year has to share significant / memorable / special / silly incident that they remember from that year. This gives significant insights of everyone’s life and helps break barriers and improve communication within the team.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the teams think they know each other a little more after the activity?
  • Does this help them communicate better with one another?
20-25
Group Size
Indoor
Type
45-60 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


The Gigsaw Challenge
Material Required
Canvas, paints, brushes
Guidelines
An activity that brings out the creative geniuses out. The group is divided into small cluster of teams and each team is tasked with painting a picture. As the activity progresses, teams must collaborate and look at the big picture. Then they get to work with other teams to match small details such that every small canvas aligns to the once next to it. The final outcome can be pre-designed to meet the organization brand, values, products or any famous art work. The final debrief ends with unveiling the final master piece. Teams can take this back to their work place and hang it some place so it serves as a reminder to of what they have achieved through team work.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were there any collaboration opportunities?
  • Who gave the idea of collaboration?
  • Were there any challenges?
  • Was there any leader communicating with other teams?
20-1000
Group Size
Indoor
Type
120-150 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Eye Of The Bottle
Material Required
Pencil, strings and water bottle
Guidelines
This activity breaks the ice and greatly promotes one on one bonding. To start off, tie one end of the string to the pencil and the other end goes around the waist of the 2 member team facing their backs to each other. Now this 2 member team will have to move and try to lower the pencil into the open water bottle. The participants cannot use any external support to balance themselves. The participants cannot use their hands. You can pair up the entire group and do this at the same time like a race.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the teams strategize before the start?
  • Does this help them communicate better with one another?
  • Did any of the teams change strategies in the middle of the activity?
  • What were your afterthoughts?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Jungle Survival
Material Required
Charcoal, Matches, Outdoor Kits, First Aid kits, Bamboos, Vessels to cook,
Guidelines
In this Survivor challenge, Teams learn the art of surviving the great wilderness. The facilitators guide teams through various survival activities that teaches them a lot about how to deal with raw resources from nature. From the basics of starting a fire to rescuing an injured person, from pitching shelters to cooking food without an open flame, teams learn important techniques and have a gala time taking part in them.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the challenges?
  • Did you learn a new skill?
  • What were the biggest team work opportunities?
  • Did Trust play a role here?
20-200
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
120-180 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Scavenger Hunt
Material Required
Codes, Clues and a lot of challenges
Guidelines
A Treasure hunt with a picturesque twist. Teams are handed out a bunch of pictures or clues to find location and are tasked with clicking the exact same picture and report back in the shortest possible time. To make it more fun, we throw in selfie challenges and many whacky activities.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the Challenges?
  • Who did what and how was the responsibility allocated?
  • Were there any suggestions which were ignored?
20-300
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
60-90 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


The Story
Material Required
Sequential story pictures
Guidelines
This activity gets people to come out of their shells and talk to one another to complete the task. There are a definite number of sequential pictures that form a narrative. Each participant is given one picture and asked not to reveal it to the others. They are however, allowed to describe the picture and explain the features on their pictures. The objective is for all the participants to align and come up with the story by placing the pictures in order - without looking at each other’s pictures. There are quite a few learnings that come out of this activity like communication, effective listening, making sense of the information at hand and natural leaders to emerge and organize things.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the individuals follow a pattern while moving about?
  • Were there any collective decisions taken as a group to make things easier?
  • Does this help them communicate better with one another?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Newspaper Bridge Challenge
Material Required
Newspapers, Glue and stationaries
Guidelines
Groups are divided into smaller teams. Each team gets a bunch of newspapers, glue and stationaries. Using these and only these, teams must build a bridge of a certain height and length. Ultimately, the bridge must sustain the weight of 5 water bottles or big thick books. The sturdiest and the best designed bridge wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the ideas in hand?
  • Was time a challenge?
  • Who did what in the group?
20-300
Group Size
Indoor
Type
60 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Question Pop
Material Required
Pieces of paper, pen / pencil, balloons and strings to tie.
Guidelines
Getting comfortable around your team sometimes just requires people to know a little more about each other in a fun and interactive manner. Questions pop is an ideal activity for such scenarios. Give each person a piece of paper, a balloon and a pen or a pencil. Ask each participant to write a question on the piece of paper, roll it up and slip it into the balloon, then blow the balloon up and tie it. Once done, ask everyone to throw their balloons in the air and instruct the group to try keep the balloons in the air for as long as possible. Wait until the first balloon hits the ground. At this moment, ask everyone to grab any balloon in the air and sit down in a circle. Each participant then takes a turn popping his / her balloon and answering the question inside. If the group is small, then you could ask everyone to answer the every question.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the individuals feel more comfortable after sharing?
  • Does this help them communicate better with one another?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Minefield
Material Required
Bricks
Guidelines
4 Teams are made out of the group. A square minefield is designed with the bricks. Each Team start from one side of the field and the objective is to get to the other side without “exploding” any of the mines. The game ends when all four teams have made it across.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the major challenges?
  • Where did the communication fail and why?
  • Did anyone take charge?
  • What strategies were used?
  • Were the rules followed appropriately?
20-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
60-90 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Movie Making
Material Required
Movie props, Costumes
Guidelines
Teams are given a topic and must make a movie around that topic. They must plan the script, act, shoot and edit the movie within the stipulated time. The movie must not be more than 10 Minutes long. The teams are given a budget to shop for costumes and props. The best movie, script, acting and editing all win awards in a “Oscar “themed award ceremony where in all the movies are played and scored.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were various ideas and how did the final idea selected?
  • Was there any leader?
  • What were the challenges?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
120-180 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Wine Taster
Material Required
Wine bottle, Tray, Cork screw, Wine Glass, Blindfolds .
Guidelines
Divide the group into teams of 6 each and appoint one person as the leader, the rest will act as waiters. The waiters are blindfolded and the leader is made to sit in the middle of the room. The aim is for the blindfolded waiters to find the different items that are scattered in the room, bring them together and present it to the leader to drink. The leader on the other hand has to gulp the wine down without using his hands. There is a little twist in the way the wine is served as well. The blindfolded waiters are allowed to go after and get only one item per person, i.e. waiter number one can either go for the glass or the bottle of wine. The second catch is that the waiters can use just one hand to perform the task. Once all the waiters have brought the necessary items to the middle, they then have to serve the drink to their leader, who as mentioned before, needs to gulp the glass of wine down without using his/her hands. The activity is considered to be completed once the leader drinks the entire glass of wine.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • What difficulties did the individuals face while looking for the objects that were scattered?
  • Does this help them communicate better with one another?
8-10
Group Size
Indoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Follow The Leader
Material Required
Guidelines
One person from the group is sent away. A leader is selected at random and is asked to do any action he/she pleases. The rest of the group must follow his every move and the action must change every 30 seconds. The person is called back in and has 90 seconds to find out who the leader is.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the leader selected?
  • What were the discussions when the leader was away?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


What’s In The Box?
Material Required
Guidelines
A big box of random everyday items is kept in the centre of the room. One person from the group heads to the box and chooses an item. The teams then play 20 Questions and must try and guess the object. The person can only answer these questions with a Yes or a No.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What kind of questions were asked?
  • Did the team enjoy the process?
20-50
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Sell Sell Sell
Material Required
Random everyday objects, notepads, pens, chart paper, markers, basic stationary
Guidelines
This activity is specifically designed to enhance the sales skills, push their creative boundaries and think out of the box. The teams are first asked to pick up a random object in the room without giving away anything. Once all the teams have chosen their random objects, they are given a stipulated amount of time and asked to prepare a marketing plan to sell it. The teams must take this seriously and come up with a logo, a brand name, a slogan and a detailed marketing strategy to promote their product to the audience. A predefined budget is allocated to the teams - so as to check how they utilize the money. The teams are then given 10 min time slots to pitch their product to the audience and sell their product for a profit. The team with the highest profit and the most exciting marketing plan is declared the winner. Once the activity is complete, have the teams sit around and discuss each other's strategies and how they could've done better. This activity is specifically designed to give the group a new perspective, push their creativity and come up with crunch time ideas and problem solving.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Did the teams reflect on things that could be done better?
  • Does this help them think out of the box?
  • Did they utilize the time in hand to the fullest?
  • What were your afterthoughts?
8-10
Group Size
Indoor
Type
60-90 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Similarities
Material Required
Guidelines
A box is drawn in the middle of the group and they all must gather around it. The Facilitator then asks a bunch of generic questions. If anyone in the group relates to the question, they must step into the box. For ex: How many here play a musical instrument or how many are from “X” state? This brings out the similarities and creates a sense of comfort, especially if the team is new.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did group enjoy the process?
  • What were the afterthoughts?
20-300
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Spinner
Material Required
Nothing
Guidelines
Ask the members of a team to stand side by side to form a triangle. Ask one person to stand in the middle with his/her hands spread out to form a T. Give the group about 2 mins to memorize their positions with respect to the spinner. Take a photo as evidence to ensure that you know everybody's position. Ask the spinner in the middle to spin at his will, stop and stand still. The team around the spinner has to reassemble themselves to their original place with respect to the spinner before he had started spinning within 30 seconds. This activity not only boosts the team's energy, but also helps improve collaboration.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What makes this game exciting?
  • Were the teams able to reposition themselves accurately?
  • Were the teams able to complete the task in the given time?
  • What were your afterthoughts?
15 - 20
Group Size
Indoor
Type
10 - 15mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Pandora’s Box
Material Required
10 different puzzles for each team, packed in a box.
Guidelines
A box of 10 puzzles are given to each team of 10-16 members. Within 1 hour, teams must try and solve all puzzles. First team to complete all 10 or the team that solves most puzzles in 60 minutes wins!
Objectives
Debrief
20-100
Group Size
Indoor
Type
60-90 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


The Longest Line
Material Required
Guidelines
Simple. Teams are formed and on the green signal from the facilitator, they must try and make the longest connected line possible. They are free to use any of the clothing items such as belts, scarfs and even a pen. Do keep in mind to be decent while this activity is being played.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the ideas discussed?
  • Did team enjoy the process?
20-300
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Blow Ball
Material Required
Bowls, TT Balls
Guidelines
The bowls are filled with water and placed ½ feet apart on a table. A TT ball is placed on each bowl on side. The team must try and transfer the ball from one bowl to the other using their breath and nothing else. First team to transfer all the bowls to the second bowl wins!
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did team enjoy the activity?
  • What were the strategies used?
20-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Planks and Tanks
Material Required
Wooden Planks, Rope and Water Drums
Guidelines
The team starts at point A and must get to point B by using the equipment provided. This is a time-based challenge and the entire team must try and cross over. Apart from the drums, no other object or person is allowed to touch the ground. In case of a default, the entire team has to repeat the activity.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What strategies were used to transfer the team faster?
  • Did someone learn from competition?
  • Were there any ideas that seemed better but were rejected?
20-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
60 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Feet 2 Feet
Material Required
None
Guidelines
All participants should sit in a circle holding hands of each other. At every point their feet should be touching and shouldn’t separate. The objective is to get up without disconnecting the hands and toes. This activity should begin with 2 people standing together and then 4 and 6 and so on as per the group size.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Comfortability of the co participant and trust amongst each other.
  • Participants who are not comfortable, should be given choice to opt out.
20-60
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Hoop Chain
Material Required
Hula Hoops
Guidelines
The team is asked to join hands and form a circle. The hula hoop is placed at a chosen starting point between Two people such that their link hand passes through the hoop. ON the green signal, teams must transfer the hoop from person to person without breaking the link.
Objectives
Debrief
20-100
Group Size
Indoor/ Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


War on Crates
Material Required
Rope as pr the group size and Crates for every participant
Guidelines
This is an enhanced version of tug of war. Here, every team member stands on a crate instead of standing on the ground and around two feet gap between each other. Two teams face each other like they normally do. The objective of this team activity is to make the members of opponent team fall off their crates. The game continues until the last member of the opponent team is standing on the crate. It is not just about power in this activity, it is also about thinking on your feet. However, ensure the safety of the participants while holding the rope or tipping off from crate. Rope shouldn’t be tied to the body parts.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Ask the team members what strategy did they apply while playing this ?
  • Were they playing this activity just like tug of war or they thought something else ?
  • How did they communicate amid game ?
  • Was their any change of strategy ?
10-30
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


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Abnormal Lift
Material Required
None
Guidelines
One of the participants lies on the floor/ground as if unconscious. The remaining participants who are called as lifters sit around him. The objective of the activity is to lift this person off the ground but the catch is; using two fingers only. At first this activity may seem impossible but if the participants put their mind to it, it would seem easy. The participants are allowed to use fingers of both the hands. The activity will be only possible if the participants equally distribute the weight of the person before lifting him. The same activity can also be done while the person sits on a chair. In this case, the lifters have to lift the person with fingers only touching the chair.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How difficult was this activity to perform ?
  • Did it seem impossible in the beginning and How did you cope up with this ?
  • What were your after thoughts ?
5-7 each
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Team Juggle
Material Required
A Ball and Stop Watch or A Timer
Guidelines
Make all the participants stand in the circle. Make the circle big enough so that one can easily toss the ball at other, make sure it is not too close. The task is to toss the ball from one person to another without dropping it. Everytime a ball is tossed, the tosser should take the name of the person he is throwing it to. This should continue until the ball comes back to the person who initiated it. Time their performance. Give them time to discuss and ask them to repeat the same and in the same order and try to time it better. The game can be made more complicated by passing more than one ball in the circle. The objective in this case would be How long the team was able to hold the balls in the air.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did the group communicate while playing this games ?
  • How did they improve the performance from the last activity ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Group Storytelling
Material Required
Appropriate seating where all can see each other. A recording device.
Guidelines
Facilitator should start by narrating first few lines of a hypothetical story. E.g. “Two men from a small village travelled for seven days to reach the large town. Their journey was rough but they were determined to make their lives”. Each person takes a turn and add to the story. Facilitator can limit the sentences or time for each participants. The session continues like this until everyone in the group has taken a turn. The session should be recorded and played again in the group to analyse the group’s story.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did the story gave out some ideas that can implemented in business/jobs ?
  • Were there any negative parts to the story ?
  • How was the overall performance of the group ?
10-20
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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Tennis Ball Roller Board
Material Required
Wooden Board, Bamboos, Tennis balls.
Guidelines
Teams are divided and an arena is marked with start and finish lines. Tennis balls are spread across the arena and Teams must choose one person to sit on the board and roll over on the tennis balls from the start till the finish. The other team members have to keep refilling the tennis balls in front of the board to make their teammate reach the finish line first
Objectives
Debrief
20-100
Group Size
Indoor/ Outdoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
Moderate
Energy Level


Pick the Silent Trick
Material Required
Blindfold and Face Mask. Few items like toys, Balls, Cone and similar stuff/
Arrangement
Blindfold people are not allowed to see and people with face mask can not talk. Make three rectangular block using ropes. First block of medium size where all speechless will stand, second block of small size where only one blindfolded person will stand and last box of large size where another person (blindfolded and masked) will stand. People across the lines can’t cross.
Guidelines
The activity requires the silent group of people to pass the message to the blindfolded person in alternate communication way who will in turn guide the blindfolded and silent person in the third block to pick the things off the ground. Only the people in first block know the exact task and they need to find a non-verbal way of passing it to the blindfolded person in the next block.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How difficult was to communicate in the group?
  • What were the strategies used ?
  • What were the challenges with the guy picking things ?
  • Did u improvise during the activity ?
15-30
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Meet the Beat
Material Required
Music Instruments - Drum, Flute, Shakers, Whistles or any other small musical devices.
Arrangement
The activity will be led by a guitarist or a musician. All participants should face the leader.
Guidelines
To begin with, To begin with, every participant should be briefed on not being intimidated even if they do not know how to use a particular instrument. The leader should begin by playing a known tune or sing using his instrument. Once the rhythm is set, he will invite participants to try and follow his rhythm with their respective instruments. The leader can vary the the rhythm by asking only a particular set of instruments to play. Participants should be encouraged to keep up to the pace of the rhythm without worrying too much about how they are doing. Continue this and repeat if needed.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Was it difficult to catch up with the facilitators rhythm ?
  • How did the group with a particular set of instrument manage to play together ?
  • What were the challenges?
10-80
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


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3 Q&As
Material Required
Piece of Paper per participant and Pen
Guidelines
Every member in the group writes at least 3 questions that he would like to ask in the group. All the 3 questions should be written in the same piece of paper. The questions should be interesting and not just asking about the name etc. Once everyone is done writing the questions, put them all in a Hat and mix them up. Thereafter, circulate the hat in the group and ask each participant to pick a paper. Participant should read out the question to the group and answer all three questions. Pass the hat to next person and so on.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did this activity help the participants know more about each other ? Do it help them to know more qualities of a person than they ever did ?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Crossing the Mighty River
Material Required
Cardboard Pieces (mostly square of 2*2) - 1 for every 2 people, Ropes or Duct Tapes, Blindfold, Ropes to Tie Hands or Feets.
Arrangement
Prepare a hypothetical river using ropes and make it big enough so that it isn’t easy to cross. Handover the Cardboard Pieces.
Guidelines
The objective of this activity is to cross the entire team to the other side with safety. Every member should be on the other side. The team has to use cardboards to cross on to the other side and they can not step down from it once in the river. If any person steps down from the river, the entire team has to restart. If someones hand touches the river, it has to be tied back. Some hypothetical cases can also be used to make the game difficult e.g. Tie blindfold to someone symbolising that they were hit in eyes while crossing or you can tie legs symbolising they fell of the raft. If any raft/card board piece is left unattended, it has to be pulled out the activity this making more difficult to cross.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How difficult the crossing was ?
  • What was team's strategy ?
  • Were there any leaders ?
  • Were there any conflict and how were they handled ?
  • Did everyone worked together as a team or people were focused on themselves to avoid falling off ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


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Ki Ka Ko !
Material Required
Guidelines
Gather the entire group and make them stand in the circle. The group has to use hand gestures as per: Ki - Hand below the chin, palm facing down Ka - Hand to the forehead, somewhat like a salute Ko - Both arms and hand straight in-front The game can begin from anywhere with the first person starting with “Ki”. The direction his hand is pointing, that person will continue with “Ka” and Next directed person will say “Ko”. This will repeat and continue until either the times gets over or only 3 people are left to be declared as a winner. A participant is sent out of the game when he either forget or does a wrong gesture or messes up the flow. At that point, send this person outside the circle and the person on his left will have 10 secs to start off again.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How many of them heard actively or how many were lost ? What did they learn out of it ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


QR Code Treasure Hunt
Material Required
QR Codes printed on a sticker, Smart Phone with QR Code reader software,
Arrangement
: Prepare for clues which could either puzzles, riddles, amalgams. QR Code converter which will be conver these clues to a QR code. Place these QR codes across the play area.
Guidelines
The teams need to play this as competitive activity. The team which finds and solves the clues fastest will be declared as a winner. The game will begin by dividing the group into smaller teams and by giving them the first clue. This clue will lead to next and so on and so forth. Every time a clue is scanned using QR, it will give them a puzzle to be solved which will lead them to location of next clue. The clues should be meticulously designed and should be hidden away from the direct sight.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the team's strategy ?
  • How did they solve the clues ?
  • What was the role of each participant?
20-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
60-90 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


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Move with me
Material Required
Guidelines
Ask the group to divide them into four equal teams and form a square around the facilitator. The square should be such that one team makes a line on the right side, a 2nd team on the left side, 3rd team in front and 4th team facing the facilitator’s back. All of the teams will be facing facilitator i.e inner side of the square. The objective of each of the team is to maintain the same position as with the facilitator. I.e. if they were right they must be in right all the times. To make it difficult, the facilitator will start move and will change his direction or position. As per the rules, the wall around him will also change. So the team which makes it to the new and correct position with respect to the facilitator will win. To add to the fun, each team can have their own anthem or song or rhyme which they will sing to inform the others that they are at the correct new position.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What strategy did team use to ensure that they follow the facilitator ? How did they communicate and maintain the correct order? Were there any challenges?
20-60
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


The Pumpkin Pole
Material Required
Pumpkins of a variety of sizes, Tools for Carving, Cutting and Cleaning, Sturdy Pole to Support the Pumpkins, Decoration Lights, Digging tools.
Guidelines
Each team get to choose the pumpkins of various sizes. Facilitator can define the max number of pumpkins that can be let out. Handover the necessary tools and let the time begin. Each team need to decide and strategize their own theme and start carving the pumpkins. They can make faces or Team mascot or organization representation. Once the pumpkins are carved they need to be arranged in the order as per their size. To make them stand appropriately, the pole has to be passed through the pumpkins. Later lights can also be wrapped around the pole to give it a nice look. Let the team show their creative genius. The best carved pumpkin pole can be awarded as a winner.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How would the teams describe their sculpture, what’s the inspiration behind it ?
  • How can this be applied to the work environment and what were the learings ?
4-6
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
60-90 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Name Dance!
Material Required
Guidelines
All the members should stand facing towards the facilitator. The objective of this activity is to make participants remember each other's name while making a dance move. To encourage the group, facilitator should demonstrate it first. He will say his name along with a dance move. Now, the rest of the members will take his name thrice and do the same dance move. E.g. James, James James while doing a dance step James showed them. The dance motion and repetition help them remember the names. A lot of laughter is observed in this activity.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did this activity help them remember more names than what they knew ?
  • Did it make you come out of shell and let you enjoy ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Spot the Stone
Material Required
Marble or Small Stone
Guidelines
There should be at least two team participating in that. The teams are facing each other and should be sitting down. Each team gets the marble or stone to be passed on. The game begins with the first person passing on the marble to second and so on. The objective is to trick the opponent team on the whereabouts of the marble. So, it’s not important to pass the marble but it is imperative that the opponent shouldn’t find out where the marble has stopped. Here the observation power of the opponent come into picture. They have to closely observe the opponent and identify where the marble actually is. If they can find out, they get a point. Try it for a few times until one of the team reaches five points.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did you strategize at all while paying this activity, How did you plan who will have the stone ?
  • Were there change in plans while playing the activity, how was it communicated ?
10-15 team size
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Tap Top!
Material Required
Guidelines
All the member should sit in a circle and choose the leader. The game will begin from the leader. The objective is to call your and another person's name and try to remember it. The leader starts with slap on his knees while saying “tap tap” and then on his arms (left and then right) saying top top. Instead of saying top top, he will say his name on first top and someone else’s name on 2nd top. E.g. Slap slap (on knees) and then taking names James, Ram. Once he says Ram’s name, ram has to repeat the same process and so on. If Ram doesn’t respond quickly or fumbles or takes time, he will be shifted to the last spot (left of leader). And rest of the members move one step filling the space. The activity continues until someone has taken leader's space.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was group listening skills, were they actively participating ?
  • Do they know each other’s names now ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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The Lost Dutchman
Material Required
Game Set and Props to make them feel like Cowboys, Projector and Sound System
Guidelines
Small Groups together to venture into a journey of finding gold with the help of maps and other resources while relating to the story of Lost dutchman. The games is full of surprises and puzzles. The team has to decide what route to follow, when to return back to their base, how much gold to be collected etc. Every step they take could be a mistake and hence they have to strategize and also depend on the leadership and risk taking abilities. They have depend on the resources available and follow the instructions given in the instruction manual.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the risks involved and what strategies did team take to overcome those?
  • How were the decisions taken and did there emerge a leader ?
  • How could they have done better with same resources?
18-100
Group Size
Indoor
Type
40-60 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Switch !
Material Required
Guidelines
All the group members stand in a circle with just one person standing in the middle. In this activity, any two people will exchange place without communicating verbally and hand gestures. If during this change the middle person runs and occupies any of the two running members space, that member will now become the middle person. Facilitator need to ensure that exchange only happens with a member who is atleast 5 member places away. The game continues until any one of the person in the middle gets repeated. More than 2 people can also exchange spaces but only in the factor of two.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the activity ?
  • What communication methods did they use ?
  • How did the middle observe the members?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Circle Lap Sit
Material Required
None
Guidelines
The game with everyone standing in the circle. Every person should be facing the back of someone. Ask everyone to put their hands on the shoulder of the next person. In the next step they need start sitting down without taking the hands away from the shoulders. Obviously, they will start sitting on each others lap and then ask them to stand up. It will be matter of time when someone or the other starts fumbling and eventually people start falling. Record their time and ask them to try again. To make it even more difficult, facilitator can ask them to move in the circle while sitting. It is important to practice challenge by choice in this activity as some people may be cautious of the personal space and may feel uncomfortable.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the difficult part in this activity, did trust played any role ?
  • Did you communicate with the person next to you, how did the group coordinate ?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Twist Untwist !
Material Required
Guidelines
Assemble all the group members in a group size of 8-10 and ask them to make a circle. Once all the groups are standing in a circle ask them to hold each other’s hands and form a closed circle. The objective is to twist around while holding hands and untwist doing the same. Since it is a time bound activity, it can be made competitive but facilitator needs to watch carefully that no one hurts themselves or others. On the whistle, each group will start twisting. If anyone loses hands while twisting or untwisting, they should begin from the start. The team which finishes first emerges as a winner.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the reaction of the group, did they find it difficult to do this activity ?
  • Did they discuss and used any strategy or straight awa jumped into the action ?
15-100
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Pushup Square
Material Required
None
Guidelines
The objective of this task is to raise the group above the ground with their hands only. So, at any given time other than starting, the groups legs can not be on the ground. Only hands are allowed to touch the surface. They are allowed to use each other as support but can not use any other tool or equipment or logistics. The group generally achieves this by resting their feet on the lower back of the other participant and making a box formation. Due to this they are able to do a push-up. Other way of doing this is to keep their feet on the shoulder and then do a push-up.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the challenges of doing this activity ?
  • Was it physically or mentally stressing, did the team mates support each other ?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


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Name Game
Material Required
Guidelines
The group stands in a circle facing each other. The objective of this game is to tell your name to the group and also use an adjective with it. E.g. James Jelly, Ram Rock, Gale Green. Start it with any random person and continue towards left or right until everyone is covered. Once the first person has told his name and adjective with it, the second person will repeat his name and adjective and then tell his name and adjective. The third person will repeat the names and adjectives of first two people and then he narrates his. This goes until the last person. Instead of adjective, an animal can also be used.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How many could spell the names and adjectives of more than 2 people correctly ?
  • Does group remember all of the names ? Repeat the activity if needed.
10-15
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Let’s Go !
Material Required
None
Guidelines
Make the group stand in a circle while the facilitator stand in the centre. In this activity each individual is only allowed to say Go and nothing else. The game begins with any one of the participant say go to the Instructor. The instructor now slowly starts walking towards this person and take his space. In the meantime, this person should be called Go from another participant so that he can move out of this space before facilitator reaches out. Eye contact is very important in this game. If the participant is unable to get someone to make a contact and say Go before his space is taken the game ends. Hence a careful observation is needed.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Who was at fault, was it the person walking or someone who couldn’t get the eye contact ?
  • What was the strategy of the whole group, how did they ensure they kept moving ?
  • Was focusing on person walking and finding a person to contact at the same time difficult thing to do?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Catch the Spy
Material Required
Small Paper Pieces and Pen
Guidelines
To start with the game mark x on any one of the chit and fold it along with all empty chits. Put them all in a container and distribute it among all the members. Ensure everyone gets a chit. The guy who gets the “x” chit will be a spy. The objective of the spy is to catch all victims by a wink. The spy will wink at any random person very discreetly and make him his victim. This should be done without anyone noticing it. If someone notices the spy winking at someone, the spy becomes victim and game begins again. The spy will win if he makes everyone his victim.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What is the game all about ?
  • What were the observation points ?
10-20
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Build your empire
Material Required
Paper and Pen
Guidelines
This game should be played between the known members. Ask each member to write their favorite food or actor or place or hobby (only one) on a piece of paper and without showing it to anyone, add it to the container. Once all have submitted it, the facilitator will read them out to the group twice. E.g. I love sea food or I love riding etc Its group members task to remember the hints. They can write it on paper for reference. Any of the member can now quietly go and guess the person who wrote any of the read out statements. And if he is correct, the other person becomes part of his empire. If he is wrong, the other person will make him part of his empire. Competition arises when one or more random members also starts making their empire. Now, to win the empires, the head of an empire should guess the statement of head of another empire. If he is correct, the entire empire is won by him or he will lose. This will continue until the empire grows and all members become part of one empire.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the strategies used to connect the statements with the person ?
  • Were there any communication challenges ?
  • What went wrong with the team who was doing well ?
10-20
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Form a Star!
Material Required
Closed Loop Rope and Blindfolds
Guidelines
To begin with; keep the rope on the ground in a circular shape. Ask the participants to gather around the rope without touching it. Brief them the rules that they have to make a star with five points in a stipulated time, say 10 mins. And give them 10-15 mins to strategize but during that time, they can’t practice. By instinct, they will still touch and try to work around, in that case penalise them by making them blindfolded or tieing two people together or making them walk backwards while making star. Once the game concludes, select the best star and award the team.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the strategy and how did it go ?
  • Was there a leader or people managed it all their own ?
  • How could this have been done better ?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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“Name Shoots”
Material Required
None. Facilitator should have the name of the participants against chest tags.
Guidelines
All group members stand in a circle and are given with a chest tag. Chest tags are to help facilitator remember the participants. The games begin with each participant introducing themselves. Once the introduction is complete, the facilitator will initiate the game by taking a name of any random member. Whosoevers name is being taken, the person has to duck and persons standing on either side of that person must yell out each others name. The person who yells out first, wins and other person sit down on their spot. The facilitator takes the other name and game continues. If the person whose name is being taken, doesn’t duck and adjacent members yell out names, then he sits out of the game.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the listening skill of the group ?
  • What did people do remember maximum names ?
20-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Drawing Surprise
Material Required
Tables and Chairs, Drawing Material like Crayons etc, Drawing Page per participant,
Guidelines
To each member in the group, give a page and colors to draw. The objective is to draw a complete body. Now each of the four members draw a different section of the body. One will draw head to neck, other will draw neck to waist including hands, third will draw waist to knees and lastly knees to feet. All this will be done without showing it to rest of the three members. So, no one will know who is drawing what. At the end combine all the drawings and see what figure turns out. Some will make human and some will make mix of human and animal. Results are hilarious.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the entire experience and what was going around in mind ?
  • Were participants worried about their design, if it will fit with other people's design ?
8-40
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-45 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


“IT”
Material Required
Chairs arranged in a circle
Guidelines
Make everyone assemble and sit in a circle. The facilitator will pick a volunteer and take him away from the group, a place where he can not see the group. In the meantime, group chooses an “it’. It is the person who will be identified the person who is currently away from the group. Once the group is ready, the person returns to the group and he is provided with an opportunity to ask three questions to the group which will lead to the identification of it. These questions can not be direct e.g. What’s its name, where does it stay, what is it wearing. These have to be subtle and more abstract. The game continues until everyone has got a chance to guess.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did this game help them understand each other better ?
  • What new things we learnt about our colleagues ?
10-20
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Wheelchair Building
Material Required
Wheelchair material in disassembled format
Guidelines
Its is a corporate social responsibility program with a desire to help people with mobility challenges. Teamwork skills are used in this program to assemble and test these wheelchairs before they are donated out to a charity. To start off, teams are provided with material and basic instructions on How to go about assembling the wheelchair. A lead facilitator will guide you through this as and when needed. To make it more interesting, teams can also be asked to purchase the parts by wheelchair by completing small task and earn some points and then finally buying the parts. There could be small activities planned around the whhelchair. At the end has to be given away to the representative of the NGO who looks after people with mobility challenges.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the entire experience and what was going around in mind ?
  • Were participants worried if it was too technical, How did it finally come out ?
16-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
2-3 hrs
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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“Start Stop Continue Change”
Material Required
Table and Chair arrangements basis the size of the group
Guidelines
This is one of the oldest and effective management model activity. Some also say it is useful but ‘quick and dirty’ tool for looking at service improvement. It is a tool to generate ideas, solve business problems and collaborate at individual or group level. V Moderator to be used for this task has to be extraordinary and someone experienced who can control the discussion effectively. The group is asked the below four question and they need to submit these ideas or stick them to the individual board on the wall. Stop: What are we doing in our organization that is not working and we should stop? Start: What should we put in place and start doing it to improve our organization? Continue: What is working well in our organization and should be continue to do? Change: What is working to some level and would become more efficient with small changes? Once all these ideas are placed on board, initiate the discussion. This should carefully be conducted as it is a powerful game and may lead to low morale if not concluded appropriately.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were a few new ideas that came up during the discussion ?
  • How was the overall discussion? Were there any feedback for management ?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
60-90 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Unseen Image
Material Required
Paper for each team, Pen, Color, Marker, Tables for each team, Images like smileys, Polygon or Hexagon Image and similar kind of images
Guidelines
Give one table to each team and make them stand in a line facing the table. One table can also be shared between teams if the need be. The objective of the team is to draw the image on the piece of paper. This game begins when the facilitator show the image to the last person in the line. This person understands the image and draw it at the back of the next person with his finger and without saying anything. The next person does the same. This continues until the message reaches the first person. The first person now tries to draw it on the paper. During this entire exercise no one is allowed to talk or even whisper. The team which will be able to finish this in stipulated time and capture the design closer to the original will win this game. Each team can be shown a different image as well.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the activity and what were the main challenges ?
  • Was their a communication strategy or team just jumped into the activity ?
  • How did u decide the order of people standing queue or was it random ?
6-40
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Share the Talent
Material Required
Group arranged in a pair of two
Guidelines
This activity is used to share the smaller skill sets that a particular person holds and teach that talent to the other members. The game begin with teaching one of the member in the pair a particular talent and he should go back and teach the same to other and this should continue. It has to be smaller talents which can be grasped quickly. E.g whistling using different fingers or a dance move or a cool gesture when you meet people. Once everyone has learnt all the talents that were told, ask every member to demonstrate and see what they have learnt. It is hilarious to watch them practice this.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Were people ready to learn or they were hesitant?
  • How did they ensure that people learn quickly?
10-20
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
45-60 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Birthday Circle
Material Required
Birthday Cake
Guidelines
The activity requires all the members present in the Hall to align themselves in their birthday order. Months and Dates, both have to be considered. On the whistle of the facilitator, everyone starts arranging themselves in that order without having spoken a word. This entire process has to be non-verbal. Participants are allowed to signal and show numbers. Once they agree that they have formed the circle with correct order, ask them to come one by one and start introducing themselves with name, birth date and an object they relate themselves to. Then next person should do the same. If any person is wrong in order of birth date, ask him to go stand in correct place and when his turn comes, he should tell the name and birthdays of all participants before him, as a penalty. Once the activity is finished, let the birthday boy cut the cake.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did you communicate to arrange yourself in the order ?
  • Was anyone finding difficult to communicate ?
  • What were some of the best strategies ?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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Thanks Giving !
Material Required
Pens and Paper
Guidelines
Let everyone sit in the classroom style with the provision of writing. Form a pair of two and ask them to write appreciation about each other on the paper without saying anything. This can be done in larger pair sizes also. Give them the instructions that they will have to recite these when they are asked to. They can also change the content later if they have to. After that they must be giving 5 min time to think and jot down the points while there is absolute silence in the room. After 5 mins, ask someone to voluntarily start the appreciation and on finishing it, nominate the next group to come on stage and talk about each other. Facilitator should control the discussion as the time per group shouldn’t exceed more than a min.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Ask people How did they feel being appreciated ?
  • Were there any uncomfortable moments.
10-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-60 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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What I used to think and What I now think
Material Required
Round Seating Arrangement, Pens and Post it or paper
Guidelines
This activity is to inspire from each other, learning something new and change behavior and attitude. All participants are given with a pen and paper and they are asked to write answers to two questions. 1. I used to think…. And 2. I now think….. E.g. I used to get impatient when work used to increase but now I try to stay calm and plan better and try to seek help if needed. Let them think for 5 mins and write the answers in next 2 mins. Once they are all ready, share these answers with the groups. This can an anonymous activity or also participants can directly narrate it. Some real good stories should be discussed in length so that people can inspire from it.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Discuss a few inspiring stories and observe people’s reaction. What did they learn from each other ?
  • Has anyone made a future plan ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
45-60 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Best & Worst
Material Required
Empty Fishbowl, Pens and Paper
Guidelines
Ask everyone in the group to write two questions, one asking the group a best thing they have done and one worst they have done, but being more specific. E.g. What is the best place they have been to ? What’s the worst food that you ate ? What’s the best movie they have seen ? What’s the worst phone call with a client you ever had ? Each of the individuals should write this and put it in the fishbowl. Once all the questions have been collected, put the fishbowl on the table in-front of all the participants. One by one, each member comes and pick two cards and reads out to everyone before answering them. They can also elaborate the answers with the help of a story.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did anyone face any challenge while answering ?
  • How was the experience ?
  • Do they know each other better ?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-60 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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Tail of the Tiger
Material Required
Handkerchiefs
Guidelines
Make a group of two. Each of the member in the group should be given with a handkerchief, so they will have two tails for every pair. This handkerchief should be tucked either in the right pocket or on the right side of the pant, one for each of the participant. In a pair of two, these participants will try to snatch as many tails (handkerchief) as possible while they protect their own. If both the tails of the tiger has been taken, they will freeze to ground and cannot move their feet, however, they can still try to snatch tails of others. The participant with highest number of tails will win the Challenge.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the strategies used to take the tails?
  • Were the two members playing same or different role ?
20-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Mix up Box
Material Required
Multiple Box Games
Guidelines
Ask participants to bring multiple box games which can be played as a team. Each team of 3, to bring 1 box game. Keep all these games together at one place and then randomly call teams to pick up the boxes. Ensure teams don’t pick their own boxes. Begin the timer and fix a time to solve these games. While teams are at it, pick a person from the existing team and exchange him with another team. This will make the game a bit more tougher as new member will be unaware of this. Do this for all the teams.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How collaborating as a team more fun while compare to competing ?
  • How did the teams cope with the chnage of bringing one new person ?
Any
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-45 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Story behind the name
Material Required
None
Guidelines
Make a group sit in the circle. Ask any volunteer to start of with the story about their name. They can talk about who gave that name, why was it kept, the name they wish they had, significance of this name or any history, unusual or funny thing about the name. Since this activity is free flowing the group has to be reminded to respect the name of the person. Ask everyone in the group to do this activity one by one. They are allowed to ask questions if any.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did the group know each other better?
  • Ask group if they know their colleagues better?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Find the Difference
Material Required
None
Guidelines
Make a pair of two and make them stand facing each other. Once they are in position, ask them to introduce themselves to each other. Give them 5 mins to do this. They can introduce each other and also ask questions to each other. After 5 mins, they will turn around and stand back to back. Once they are standing back to back, each participant will change 5 visual things about themselves. Once they are done, they should turn around and notice and tell the things that have changed. The person who does first wins the round and other partner stays out of the game. This can continue until the final winner emerges.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the group's observation capability ?
  • What strategies they used to notice each other ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Calvinball
Material Required
There can be any material that can be used in this game. Some examples include Soccer balls, Flags, Masks, Small signs with numbers, Songs, Zones/Sectors, The "Opposite Pole", The no song zone, The very sorry song (see below), The "Bonus Box", Croquet mallets, Badminton shuttlecocks, Water balloons etc
Guidelines
Calvinball game doesn’t have any rule. The rules are build as the game progress. The game can begin with any person asking the group to do anything with any material. E.g. Play with Balloons with your nose or Sing non stop songs in a group of 3. At any given time, any player can change a rule and by mandate that will have to be done. No calvinball can be repeated again.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How does changing rules and changing teams while playing affect you ?
  • Can this be related to your organisation, any team ?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-45 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Paper ball Fight
Material Required
Pen and Paper
Guidelines
Ask everyone in the group to write few things about themselves on the paper (except name). E.g. Where do they come from, what do they like to do in free time or hobbies, what’s their favorite food etc. Once they are done writing, crumble the paper to make it a paper ball and start fighting with each other for 2 mins. They can pick the paperballpaper from the ground and continue the fight until 2 mins are over. Once the fight is done, each person will pick up a paper nearest to him and read it to themselves. The objective is to find the person who has written it. For this they can talk to people and as questions. If they found this guy before he find his paper ball person, the two can make a chain and go search the third person. At the end the biggest chain will win.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did the winning team crack the questions and found the person ?
  • What did the group learn from this activity?
  • Do they know each other better?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Bingo Discovery Game
Material Required
Bingo Card Template - Looks like a table. In each of the cell, there will be a statement or a question that will be applicable to some or the other participant of this entire gang. E.g. Person who can cook 3 cuisines, someone who can’t tolerate fish smell, a person who can tell you a PJ etc
Guidelines
Make enough copies of bingo card template and give it to each member in the group. Each participant will not start mixing in the group and finding the right fit. Once he finds a guy matching the a particular bingo, he will take a sign on it. E.g. If you can find a person who can cook 3 cuisines, you get a signature on that cell if bingo. To ensure better participation, we should limit the no of person per bingo to be 2 or 3. This game can be made time driven and whosoever gets maximum legitimate signatures will be awarded as winner. The person who finishes all first, should shout Bingo to claim himself as a winner.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the easiest thing about this games and the hardest ?
  • Did you learn anything about yourself ?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-60 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Get Together
Material Required
None
Guidelines
Make smaller groups of 4-5 members and let them introduce each other. They should find out all the things that they have in common e.g. they all are graduates, they all love soccer and many such funny similarities. Once everyone is done, ask them to reassemble to form a larger group. Pick one of the representative from every smaller group and ask them to present the qualities of that group in the form of a story. The facilitator has to challenge the group to think creatively to make this activity more interesting.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they decide who will do the storytelling and how did they build a story?
  • Does group found some interesting things that didn’t know before ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Flying Characteristics
Material Required
Pen and Papers
Guidelines
Form a team of two members each. No of teams can be as many. The objective is to make an airplane out of the paper and write your team's characteristics on it. Once everyone is done making the plane and writing characteristics of their team, the planes need to fly one by one. The plane which went farthest will be picked first and characteristics will read to the whole team. Teams have to guess whom it might belong to. Of Course, this activity can be done within the team who are known to each other. Next plane picked will be the plane which has covered 2nd longest distance. This goes until the last and nearest plane has been picked and read. Later, correct answers are revealed. This game is all about improvising relationship and getting to know each other better.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did the group know each other better ?
  • Were new things revealed about the people they knew already ?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-60 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Gang of Cheerleaders
Material Required
None
Guidelines
In a group of 2, make multiple pairs who will compete each other in the game of Rock, Scissor and Paper. The person who lose becomes the cheerleader of the person who won. Now this pair will meet another similar pair and play the game again. There will be one winner out of this and remaining three will become cheerleaders now. This whole will move further to meet the next set of team of 4 people and play the same game again. This will continue until one final winner emerges. This is a hyper game and it becomes really noisy as the team size keeps growing.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the activity ? Did teams make any strategies as they grew in size ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


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Best View Photographs
Material Required
Cameras or Cell Phone Camera and Display Option
Guidelines
Choose a nice area and gather everyone there. Ask the participants, that they have 15 mins to take photographs of the entire area. They are free to move around and take photographs of whatever they wish. They can take any kind of photographs and in any format. After 15 mins, they will be given five minutes to collect best five photographs. Once all these photos are collated add it to an instrument and display it on the screen. Later relate the photographs with one another and try to bring out a story. It could be company’s mission or values or simply how same task can be done in many other ways.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Does this game indices collaboration ?
  • Were there many perspective to similar photos?
  • How team works enhances creativity ?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-45 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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Puzzle Wuzzle
Material Required
A Jigsaw Puzzle mostly related to Team/Company’s mission
Guidelines
To each participant, handover 2-3 pieces of jigsaw puzzle before the tie begins. Let them write their name at the back of each of the pieces allotted to them. Blow the whistle and start the time. They will start interacting with other people and trying to find if their pieces gather up. This is a high interaction game and can break ice between people. Since each of the person holds 2-3 pieces, it is unlikely that he will get matching pieces with one person which ultimately increases the probability of interaction. Once all the the pieces are assembled, participants can stick it together and frame it on the wall, in their office.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the various strategies used by various participants to finish this activity on time ?
  • How did they ensure faster communication and any kind of team work involve ?
15-30
Group Size
Indoor
Type
30-45 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Human Robo
Material Required
Blindfold
Arrangement
The activity should take place in an enclosed environment marked by tapes or restricted otherwise.
Guidelines
In a team of 3, ask one of the participant to opt to play as remote control and remaining two to be the robotos. Robos are always blindfolded. They can exchange their roles if they want to. The remote control will position himself amid the two robots and control from that position. Robots can be controlled by giving pats on Head, Back and Shoulders. Head Pat would be Stop/Start, Back will to turn around 180 degrees, Left and Right Shoulder would be to turn 90 degree left or right resp. The task would be to take these robots to finish line without verbal communication but pat only. The teams are allowed to make their pat signs themselves.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the challenges, what strategies team made ?
  • How did they overcome difficulties in the middle of the activity ?
20-30
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-45 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Blindfold Polygon
Material Required
Loop Rope (closed) and Blindfolds depending on the number of people
Guidelines
Keep the piece of rope on the ground in front of the participants. The participants should gather around the rope but they are permitted to touch the rope. Once the rules are briefed, they have to make a polygon in a defined time, say 10-15 mins. They can be given 10-15 mins to discuss and strategize but are not allowed to practice . If they still touch the rope, try to work around, in that case penalise them by making them blindfolded or tieing two people together or making them walk backwards while making polygon. Once the game ends, select the best polygon and reward the team.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the strategy and how did it go ?
  • Was there a leader or people managed it all their own ?
  • How could this have been done better ?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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Inspiring Gifts
Material Required
A mix of inexpensive items pen, photos, Artifacts, Shapes, Colors etc.
Arrangement
All the items to be arranged on the table in front of the participants.
Guidelines
Each member will come to the table and pick an item that they can best relate to. They have to explain the group why they chose the item and how does it relate to their personal or professional life. E.g. a pen can remind of passion to write and interest of being a writer but couldn’t choose that path. Participant can also keep this token as a reminder to themselves for their future goals. Similarly ask each participant to come and repeat the same process until everyone has shared their stories and experiences. They can also pick more than one items if they want to create a story around it. Organizer can also them to get their own items.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the experience and were there any inspiring stories ?
  • What will be one learning that they will take it away from here ?
  • Do they know each other better?
20-30
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-45 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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2 Truths and 1 Lie
Material Required
Pen and Paper
Guidelines
Begin the activity by providing pen and paper to everyone. On the paper they need to write 2 truthful facts about themselves and one lie. Once they have written, they can keep it to themselves. No one should know what they have written. Then, they are allowed to talk to each other to find out what is truth and lie of their neighbours. Participants will try to deceive each other by telling a lie as truth and truth as a lie. Once the group is ready, let each member to reveal their facts and let the group vote for which is truth or lie.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did team communicate with each other, do they know themselves and others, better now ?
10-15
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Random Count
Material Required
None
Arrangement
All the participants to form a circle and facing each other.
Guidelines
The objective of the game is that participants should count one to ten or fifteen, as per the group size, without breaking the rules of the game. No two participants can speak a number simultaneously Same number can not be repeated Same participant can not speak two consecutive numbers. Any kind of gestures are not allowed. Anyone can begin this game as long as the rules are followed. Incase any of fault, the count should begin again, until they have reached perfection. Game can be made more complicated by blindfolding them.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the experience and how did they ensure the rules are not broken ?
  • What were the major difficulties ?
10-20
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
10-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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Life’s Highlights
Material Required
None
Guidelines
The activity is an icebreaker for small or big group alike. The activity begins by asking each participant to close their eyes for 1 min and think of the best moments of their lives. These can be moments with family, friends or in career, adventures etc. In the second part, ask participants to narrow down the life’s highlights and find out which 30 seconds in their lives would they want to relive, if they had only 30 seconds. The first part lets everyone reflect on their lives and second part allows them to know each other better. Each participant explains which 30 seconds they chose and why? This will allow each of them to share their passion, personalities and passions.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did the team feel after the activity ?
  • Do they feel more motivated to achieve their goals?
10-20
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Soup Soup!
Material Required
Adequate Space, Cooking Pots, Vessels, Stove and Gas, Bowls, Spoons etc
Arrangement
All the participants are given separate counter with basic ingredients. Facilitator will keep a separate counter with food related supplies.
Guidelines
The objective of this task is to cook a soup with your team and serve it to the judges. The best soup will be awarded. All the group will be given with the basic supplies like stove, vessels, bowls etc. However, the real cooking material has to be won by each of the team. Each item has to be purchased using a certain point e.g. Salt can be earned using 2 points, Cabbage using 5 points, Olive oil using 8 points and similarly for many other ingredients. Items needn’t be too diversified but they have to specified. To earn these points each team has to play and dance on their personally created theme song, unique to themselves. Judge will give points depending on the performance. The group has to use these points to buy food supplies and using same supplies they have to cook the soup. So, better the performance, better the soups. Facilitator need to ensure the hygiene and ensure that basics of the soup don’t go too wrong.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they decide what ingredients would they need and How many points to earn ?
  • Did they fall short of points, how the situation handled ?
  • Was there any expert cook in the team and if yes, how did they decide the recipe ?
  • What were the main challenges and how did team perform over those ?
10-50
Group Size
Indoor / Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Logo Building with Coins
Material Required
Table for each group
Guidelines
Divide the group into a team of 3-4 and allot them a table. Ask each participant in a group to empty their pockets/wallets and assemble coins out on the table in front on them. Each group has to create a logo out of the coins and probably any material they may have e.g. Pen, wallet, notebook etc. They can use material which is available with them and can’t source from anywhere else. Make this a time stipulated game. Groups will use their creativity to make best out of the available. Encourage it and ask them to build a story around it. Once done, they should narrate the story to the group while displaying the logo.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the various ideas that came out and how was the final one picked?
  • Were there any conflicts?
  • What was the inspiration of their stories ?
15-30
Group Size
Indoor
Type
30-45 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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Balloon Tag Team!
Material Required
Balloons, Threads and Blindfolds
Arrangement
As participants to divide themselves in a pair of two and stand back to back. Tie a balloon in each of the ankle for one of the member. So, everyone gets two balloons tied to the ankle of one team mate.
Guidelines
The objective is to protect the balloons of your team till the last. The team which stands till the last with one or more balloon will win. The member without the balloon has the right to burst the balloon of opponent and protect his own while the member with balloon tied to his ankle can only save himself. The game continues until there emerge a clear winner. If anyone breaks the rule, penalise the member with Balloon by blindfolding him. This will make it more difficult for them to protect their balloons.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the strategy used to protect and burst the balloon?
  • How was the coordination between members?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor
Type
10-20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


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Sneak Peek a Sculpture
Material Required
Set of Building Blocks Per team arranged on the Table
Guidelines
Before the game begins, facilitator should make a structure of his choice from the blocks and keep it far away from the participants. Allot one table to each of the teams of 3-4 and ask them to stand around it. One member of the team should be allowed to go and observe the structure done by facilitator and come back to explain to the team. He will get 30 secs to observe the structure. The teams should start building the structure as per leader’s instructions. After 2 mins of trying another member is allowed to sneak peek the structure so that they can improvise on the existing and try to match the original structure. This will continue until one of the teams come out with a perfect structure.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the strategies used while designing the structure and while allowed to sneak peek?
  • Did the leaders do fair job and are they willing to take responsibilities of failure?
15-30
Group Size
Indoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Imaginary Person
Material Required
Paper, Pens, Markers, Crayons, Large Paper Sheet, Sketching Material
Guidelines
Divide the group into batches of 6-8 and ask them to discuss each other’s strengths and positive attributes that will lead to the success of their group. Let them write this on the piece of paper. After they are done, they need to discuss how all these attributes can be clubbed to achieve success. After the discussion, give them large sheet and ask them to draw an imaginary teammate named “Star” or “Superman”. They can give a name depending on team’s strengths. They can also write its characteristics on the sheet. Once the groups are done, each one of them will come and present their story of this imaginary teammate. Best story can be awarded.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did team conclude on the team strengths?
  • How was the name chosen and how were its characteristics decided?
15-30
Group Size
Indoor
Type
40-50 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Handshake Relay
Material Required
None
Guidelines
Start with a pair who will decide a two step handshake between them. Once they have practiced it well, they will go to the next pair and try the handshake and create another one between 4 of them. Now they have 2 handshakes. Now these 2 pairs will go to next to pairs and try the handshakes by deselecting an old one and selecting a new one. This continues until 8 people have learned the handshake as pairs. Now, all of them will have a different series of handshake. Laster, ask them to demonstrate the handshake as an individual pair to all the participants. The pair with the best and creative handshake will ultimately win.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the purpose of this and what was learnt about self and others?
  • Were there any challenges?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Animal Calls !
Material Required
Cards with animal written on it
Guidelines
This game is generally used to divide the large group into smaller groups. Depending on the group size the no of animal are written and distributed. E.g. If there are 80 participants and they have to be split into 8 groups of 10 each, then cards of 8 animals would be needed and 10 of each. Once these cards are distributed each member should make the sound of the animal in the card and start to gather around in their own group. To call their team mates, the noise of the animal is the only thing they can use. It’s a fun way to divide the team.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the activity ?
  • Was communication a big challenge ?
  • Did the other groups members help to spot the left out partners ?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Road Map
Material Required
Paper, Pens and Map
Guidelines
Split the group into small batch 4-5. Each group should be given with a set of pens, paper and a map. The map can be of the state or the country. All groups should be given with copy of the map. The objective of each of the team is to design a journey or a vacation keeping in mind the set parameters like no of days, car type, fuel available, Start and end point, money etc. Teams will strictly follow the parameters and if anyone runs out of fuel or money, will be disqualified. Planning plays a major role here. The team which designs the best plan or come out with best savings etc, wins the competition.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What factors were considered while designing the trip?
  • Did anyone think about team’s strength and weaknesses?
  • What were the focus points?
15-30
Group Size
Indoor
Type
40-50 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Captain’s Orders !
Material Required
None
Guidelines
The game begins by choosing a captain from the lot. The objective of the game is to listen to the captain's command and follow them without disruption. As the captain calls, all the team mates should start following the commands within 2-4 secs. Failing to do so, they will be out of the game. Actions can be as below: Captain’s Arriving: Everyone should assemble themselves and form two lines and stand in attention position with a salute. The positions need to be maintained until he calls at ease. All Aboard: Everyone walks towards left All Deboard: Everyone walks towards right Get ya Meal: All will sit in a group of 6 as if they are sitting around a table and start eating like not eaten in days. This should be followed with loud eating sounds. Row Row Row: Everyone sit in a positions of rowing and act as if rowing hard. This will continue until team starts coordinating correctly.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the learnings derived from this activity ?
  • Were there any communication challenges with the group?
  • Was there any leader ?
20-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Water Volleyball
Material Required
Water Balloons, Cloth and Volley Ball Court
Guidelines
Split the group into two teams, say A & B. Each of the team will have to play volleyball using water balloons and earn some point. For the set-up, give the rectangular piece of cloth to every team of 4 members within A & B. This 4 member team has to play the game using this cloth. The objective is to earn as many points as possible as against the opponent team. The clothes given, are used for catching and throwing the balloons. The game is played only in the court area and rules similar to Volleyball are applied. Every Time a team throws the balloon out of the court or does a foul, the point is given to the other team. The team with the maximum points win the game.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did the team communicate with each other and what were the strategies planned?
  • Did teams learn from each other during the process?
16-50
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


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Food Collaboration
Material Required
Food Arrangements. Preferably non messy and Knots to tie hands
Guidelines
Tie the hands of the participants in a group of two. Let all of them assemble at the food table provided individually for 3-4 pairs. The objective for each pair would be to finish the food on the table. Since their hands are tied, it will become difficult for them to eat the food. This is where collaborative and creative approach will come in to picture. In the spirit of winning they will not think of collaborating and helping each other. On each of the table, there will be various ideas floating. How many will lead to completion of task is worth observing.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the first thought after they heard the task ?
  • Did the activity seem impossible ?
  • Did they talk to other pairs and found a way out of this or were they focused only on their part of deal?
20-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Tic Tac Toe
Material Required
Line Markings, Hoola Hoops, Crosses and Zeroes
Guidelines
The game is the symbolic of tic tac toe everyone played in their childhood. The objective is the same; to stop the other team from making the three consecutive crosses or zeroes inside the block. Rules remains exactly similar to the favorite childhood game. The only difference would be that the game is being played live and not on paper. Each stand in a straight line away from the set-up. On the whistle each member start running (one after another) towards the set-up and place the zero or cross in a location of their choice. The opponent team member at the same time is trying to block the formation by putting their cross or zero against it. Since the rest of the team stands far and barely knows the strategy, the previous person used, it becomes difficult to cop up in the situation.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did team members adapt to the situation?
  • Was the disxcussed strategy helpful?
  • How could they have done better so as to win?
20-50
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Share the Experiences!
Material Required
Candies
Guidelines
Make everyone sit in a circle and distribute them candies (one less than the total group size). So, if there are 10 participants, give them each participant 9 candies. This will ensure a winner emerges at the end of this game. The objective is to find the winner by sharing experiences. The game by first person the circle sharing an experience, that they never had. E.g. I never went to Mussoorie. All people who have been to mussoorie will give away one candy. Now, next person will share something similar. E.g. I have never fallen sick eating roadside. So, all people who have fallens sick, will let go another piece of candy. This will continue until you find one person who is still left with a candy and thus hasn’t shared many experiences.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the activity ?
  • Did anyone learn anything about themselves or the others ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Helium Stick
Material Required
Single Long Pipe, Stop Watch
Guidelines
The setup of the game is such that each team will be standing sideways facing in one direction. Facilitator will rest a pipe on the finger (of each hand) raised in the direction they are facing. Objective of the game is that all members are required to sit down without the pipe being removing or leaving the contact with their fingers. Every time there is a disconnect, team will restart. Overall time taken is noted and winner is awarded.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Was it a difficult task or an easy one?
  • What were the strategies and how were they implemented ?
  • Was there a team leader and how well he coordinated ?
  • Could they do it faster second time ?
10-50
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Angry Birds
Material Required
Card Board Boxes, Pigs, Sling and Birds
Guidelines
Each team get their own set-up of aforesaid material. There are two objectives to this activity. One is to create a castle with pigs in it and second is to destroy the castle of the opponent team. The teams should make the structure so as to protect the pigs. The game ends when all the pigs in a particular structure have fallen down and the destroying team is declared winner. The team use Slingshot and the birds to destroy the castle of the opponent team from a stipulated distance.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the strategies used and how did team evolve as they kept hitting the structure ?
20-60
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Draw the Picture
Material Required
Pictures- it could be random or something specific to group e.g. company building, cafeteria etc. Make 2 stacks of these pics on two separate tables.
Guidelines
Divide the group in a pair of two. The objective is to describe and draw the pics that is picked by each member in the pair. Let the two people be called as X & Y. During the first part of the activity, X will go to one of the image lot and pick an image from there and come to his partner. X will describe the image to Y in their time limits. X cannot show the image to Y and Y cannot ask questions. Once X finishes the instructions, Y needs to start drawing and coloring it. X can not interfere or guide Y. The facilitator will blow the whistle once half the time is over. Now, Y will run to the stack 2 and bring an image from there. This time X will drawing it while the other rules remain unchanged. In the end, the best resembling drawing bill get award.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the experience playing this activity ?
  • Could they have given better directions for better drawing?
  • Where did it go wrong ?
  • Was the time enough for this activity ?
10-80
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Head & Tail
Material Required
None
Guidelines
Each team is made to stand in line facing towards the umpire, who stands in front of the line. Last person in the team is the captain on this game. One more person who has a coin in hand will be standing at the end of the lines. captains of the team have to go to the guy with the coin for a toss. The guy tosses the coin and shows them the result, whether it is head or tail. The message is same for both the captains and their respective teams. The captains will now rush back to their team and pass this message to the last person of their respective team in a non-verbal and non-visual way. This message then should pass from each member of the team in the same way before it reaches the first person standing near to umpire. Only the first people in the team has the right to speak and tell loudly whether the message was head or tails. The team which does it first and correct wins the point. There can be best of 3 or 5 rounds for it.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Was non-verbal communication a big challenge ?
  • Did you learn/evolve with every iteration?
20-60
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Dodge the Ball
Material Required
Soft Ball
Guidelines
This is an introduction game where every participant who get hit by the ball, gets to introduce himself and talk a few facts about themselves. The person who is throwing the ball will stand away from the crowd and then throw a ball. The remaining participants will be standing in confined area but big enough to run around. Once the person gets hit and he explains himself, he will get a chance to come over to other side and throw a ball at someone. This continues until the everyone has finished introducing themselves. Precaution is needed that ball is always thrown towards the legs and participants can’t push each other.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they decide whom to throw the ball at ?
  • Did it help the team know each other better ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Egg to Supreme Being
Material Required
None
Guidelines
This is a game where egg should evolve to become a supreme being, in stages. Each participant in the beginning will act as an egg and thereby pass through the stages of Egg-Chicken-Dinosaur-Supreme being. Game begins with egg meeting egg. When they meet, they play rock, paper, scissor. The winner will evolve as chicken and loser will remain egg and find another egg to play this again. Similarly and eventually, a chicken will play with chicken and dinosaur will play with dinosaur. The loser will devolve and play again with lower evolution to evolve again. Egg doesn’t devolve and so doesn’t Supremebeing. Once anyone becomes supreme being, he can stand out of the game. This game will continue until the time runs out. The remaining participants will dance for the remaining group on any of the popular number thus entertaining the supreme beings.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the experience of the activity ?
  • Were there any challenges while playing this ?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Giants, Wizards and Elves
Material Required
Large Area and Rope to mark Central line and also to mark safe zones for teams
Guidelines
This game comprises of three characters mainly Giant, Elves and Wizard. Each of these have a few characteristics which they would need to show. Giants stand Tip-toes, have their hands above head, curled fingers and make growling sounds. Wizards Crouch slightly, wave and point a magic wand, shouting "kazaam!". While the Elfs have big ears and make screeching noises. Let the teams practice this as it will add to more fun. Make two teams and make them stand across the middle rope and teams separated by at least 4 feet distance. Each group of character beats one of the other character; Giants beat Elves, Elves beat Wizards, Wizards beat Giants. If both team picks the same character it will be called a draw. On the count of 3 each team will reveal their characters. One of the team, because of their superior character will win (e.g. Wizards will win over giants). Now the wizard team will chase the giant team and try to tag them in the given time. In the meantime, giants will try to reach the safe zone. All those giants who are tapped, now become wizards, so the wizard team grows. This activity begins again after the time lapse and will continue until one of the team has completely vanished.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the strategy of the team to make sure that they always get a superior character?
  • Was their a leader in the group and how did the team communicate during the activity?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Virtual Volley Ball
Material Required
None
Guidelines
1. Teams stand facing each other. 2. Any member of team can be given a virtual volleyball to serve. Serve is direct. To serve a person has to look at any particular person from opponent team and take his name and serve. 3. If the name he took and the person he looked at doesn’t match, point goes to opponent team. 4. If the name he took and the person he looked at doesn’t match, point goes to opponent team. 5. Other than serve there should always be an internal pass before passing it to the opponent team. Passing whether internal or external always happen by taking a name and looking at the person. If any team fails in this, points goes to alternate team. 6. If someone fumbles while passing the ball internal or external or takes too much time, points goes to other team. For help, have a round of intro before starting. 7. the ball can’t go in loop i.e. being passed amongst same people. 8. Words like sorry, oops, wrong name, pet names etc are not allowed. Talking during the activity should be controlled. 9. Do a total of 10 serves, 5 for each team. At the end of 10 serves, team with more points win.
Objectives
Debrief
  • DId it helps teams to know each other better?
  • How did they plan to call out names and was there any strategy in place?
10-15 per team
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Find a spot !
Material Required
None
Guidelines
The game begin by everyone standing in the circle and one person standing in the middle. One slot in the circle is alway kept empty. The person in middle can be randomly picked or someone can volunteer. The activity begins when the middle persons declares one of his quality to the group e.g. he likes trekking. When he finds another person with same quality, they race to the empty slot to occupy it. The person who couldn’t make it to the empty slot will be the next person in the middle. If there is no matching quality, then the person in middle states another quality. This continues until all have taken turns.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What are the takeaways from this activity ?
  • Were there any unique qualities ?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Spin the Mind
Material Required
Index Cards, Pens and Tables
Guidelines
Make small group of 3-4 per team and give them an individual table to sit. In the middle of the table keep stack of empty index cards. Apart from these, distribute 5 index cards to each of the participants. The objective is to find solution to a particular problem or seek more ideas for any subject. E.g. How to reduce the shipping hours of our product ? Or How to increase quality of delivery ? Each of the participant will write a solution on the card, only one solution per card. There is no limit to ideas. This activity will be played in 2 rounds. In first round, everyone writes their idea on index cards and submit it to the facilitator. Facilitator will now mix the cards and distribute it to the participants. These cards to be placed face down and will open only when participant need to refer it. This way people will build on the existing ideas and submit fresh set of cards to the facilitator. After collection, these ideas could be read out to the team. Or further discussions can be carried out.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the overall experience ?
  • Does the team feel this activity really helped solve a problem or generate new ideas ?
  • Were there any exemplary ideas ?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Name Trade
Material Required
Name Tags
Guidelines
The game begin with dividing the group in a pair of two. Each person has got a his name tag which he will exchange with his partner and also tell them any three facts about themselves. Same will be done by the other person. E.g. My name is Arun. I am an athlete. I am married. I am a Growth Hacker. Once the information is shared the tags are exchanged and so are the identities. Now the temporary Arun will reach out to another person and repeat the same exercise. This will continue until the original Arun meets the temp Arun or until the time lapse. It is mandatory that each person tells the three facts on exchange of tags. Even if the tags are wrong, it will work.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How easy or difficult was it to remember the facts about the other person ?
  • How do you think are the listening skills of this group, was everyone keen to listen or they were just hurrying to finish the interaction?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
30-40 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Game of 7!
Material Required
None
Guidelines
Make the team stand in a circle. Umpire should stand in between the circle. Objective of game is to clap every time, 7 or multiple of 7 comes in the count. i.e. 7, 14, 17, 21, 27, 28, 35, 37, 42 etc Game begins by any member starting the counting from 1. next person will be 2 and so on. The guy with number 7 or multiple of 7 cant speak their number, rather they have to clap. If they fail to do so, they are out of the game and count begins from 1 again from the immediate person. Even people with the number 17 or 27 or 37, have to clap. Every time some one fails and move out, circle becomes smaller and smaller.
Objectives
  • Who is the last man standing
  • As a team what is the highest count they can reach.
Versions
1. If people have become pro, you can introduce a reverse system. Every time someone claps on 7 or multiples, games reverses or the counting starts backwards. i.e. person who said 6 will now say 8 and person who said 5 will now say 9. This goes until there is a clap again and count direction changes again.
Debrief
  • DId it helps teams to know each other better?
  • How did they plan to call out names and was there any strategy in place?
10-50
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Musical Chair (Collaboration Style)
Material Required
Music System, Chairs (one less than the group size) arranged outwards but in a circle
Guidelines
The music begins and everyone starts circling around the chairs. As the music stop, everyone will try to grab a chair like the traditional musical chair. However, the logic of this activity is that everyone has to sit and no one gets out. This is where the collaboration approach and teamwork come into the picture. Since no one gets out, everyone has to find a way to sit. This gets tougher and tougher as the numbers of chairs reduce. The strategies a team tries to implement are sometimes hilarious. Some will try to squeeze into the same chair or someone will sit on the knee. Toughest would be with one chair left and everyone needs to sit. It definitely calls for creativity too.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How easy the overall experience of this activity, was it fun or was it tedious ?
  • Do you think it helped the team to break psylos and pushed them to work as a team ?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Balloon Race
Material Required
Balloons
Guidelines
Make 2 teams, make them stand behind a start line. Objective will be to reach the finish line without dropping the balloons placed between them. If they drop the balloon, they have to stop wherever they are, set the balloons again and start. Team which does it first wins it.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the plan in place ?
  • How did they manage to perform better than other groups?
  • Was the group comfortable while doing this activity ?
10-100
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
10-15 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Chair Trick
Material Required
Music System, Chairs (equal to the group size) arranged inwards but in a circle
Guidelines
The game begins with everyone sitting in the chairs arranged in a circle. Participants will turn and face the back of the next participant while still being seated. Thereafter, they will lean backward so that their backrest on the knee of the person sitting behind. Once everyone is placed comfortably and have the support of each other’s knees, slowly start withdrawing the chairs from below their backs. As the chairs are removed, participants weight will increase on the knees and this will ultimately test the strength of the group. Once all the chairs have been moved out, it can be observed that the team would still be above ground and resting just on feet. The facilitator should just be careful and instruct participants to avoid stressing their back and move out of choice if not comfortable with this activity.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the experience of this activity ?
  • Were people scared of falling in the beginning?
  • How did the trust build up, how did you communicate ?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
10-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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The Great Egg Drop
Material Required
Raw Eggs, Straws, Paper Cups, Tape, Balloons and other junk items
Arrangement
Give one set of items and 1 egg per team of 6-8 people
Guidelines
The objective of this activity is to make a structure with materials provided in such a way that when an egg is placed inside it and thrown from 15 feet, the egg remains unshattered. If the egg breaks, the team will be considered unsuccessful. The game can be more challenging by giving them straws only to make this structure and no other material. Do note that there is no practice, teams have to be confident about their structure.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did they manage with the resources provided?
  • How did they finalise on the design?
  • What were the challenges?
6-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Get to know you
Material Required
Index Card and a Box or Container
Guidelines
The objective of this activity is to get to know each other by asking a random open-ended question. Participants are encouraged not to ask questions whose answer might end with yes or no. Each of the participants is given with an index card in which he can write a genuine question he would like to ask the group. E.g. What do you miss about the teenage the most? Where would you like to retire and spend rest of your life? What has been your most embarrassing moment? Once they have written the question, fold the index card put it in the box. After all the cards have been collected, circulate the box within the team. Every person will pick one of the cards and read it out to everyone and answer it. After that, the box goes to the next person and so on.
Objectives
Debrief
  • Did this activity help the participants learn about each other better ?
  • Could they recall at least 3 members with their question and answer ?
10-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


A Frame
Material Required
A frame Set-up with ropes
Arrangement
Give one A Frame set to a group of 8-14 people
Guidelines
The objective of this activity is to traverse atleast 3 members of your team from start to finish line. The rules doesn’t allow the person being traversed to step down from the frame. If he steps down, they have to start again. They cannot drag the frame and if they get tired, they are allowed to take rest but without the person stepping down. Since the activity involves small bit of risk of person falling down, the facilitator need to ensure the safety of participants.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did the teams choose which person will traverse?
  • What were the challenges?
  • How did they manage the balance?
8-40
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
30-50 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Two Sided Debate
Material Required
Nil
Guidelines
The group is divided into two equal halves and made to stand to face each other. Facilitator stand at one end of these lines. The objective is to debate on a particular topic. However, each of the team will get an opportunity to speak for and against the topic. Start with one team speaking for and another against the topic. After 10 mins, change the sides. The facilitator needs to ensure that all members are participating. All participants should raise the hand to speak on the topic, however, the facilitator can also pick who are not raising the hand or are less participative and also ensure only a few people don’t dominate the discussion.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What does team feel about the ideas that were thrown from both the sides ?
  • Did it help get a double side view of each member ?
  • Will this help members to think on any particular topic on all side ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Flip the Carpet
Material Required
Carpets
Guidelines
Each team of 10 participants gets a carpet. The arrangement is such that all ten members stand on the carpet. Once they are on it, any part of their body can not touch the ground again. The objective is to turn the carpet upside down such that bottom part of carpet now faces upward and entire team is still standing on it. The only rule is nobody touches the ground while turning the carpet. It can be made more complex by giving a time limit to it.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did the teams overcome the challenge?
  • Did they learn from each other?
  • Did anyone think of collaboration?
10-50
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Pictionary
Material Required
Stack of Cards and Pen
Arrangement
Make a group of 6 or 8 and arrange them in circle on a round table. Each member in the group is given with 6 or 8 stack of cards respectively. Stack of cards to be given out should be similar to group size. All cards in the stack should be numbered as per the group size e.g. 1 to 6 or 1 to 8.
Guidelines
The game begins with each person writing a sentence on the Card#1 (Funny and creative). Everyone puts the card down and passes it to the next person towards left. 2nd person will read the card and flip to card # 2. He will draw the sentence he just read. Once everyone is done drawing they will pass the entire stack to the left again. 3rd person will look at the image on card # 2 and will flip to card # 3 and write the image he just saw. This process will go on and on until the original owner of the stack gets his cards back. I.e. either 6 or 8 iterations. Advice the participants not flip back on the pile of cards, only see that card passed to you. Each participant in the end will share the progression of his stack of cards.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How was the activity and how many of them were able to retrieve the original message ?
  • Do they consider themselves effective communicators ?
10-30
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
20-30 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


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Human Machine
Material Required
None
Guidelines
Each team is given 15-20 mins to strategise and demonstrate a human machine made out of all the team members in their team. It is mandatory that every member becomes a part of the machine and the machine should be able to work. E.g. if they choose to be a wall clock, all the needles of the clock should move in the clockwise direction and other parts like pendulum etc. They are free to do anything which is mechanical and moves.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How did the teams decide which machine to go far?
  • Were all the members participative?
  • Were the rules followed?
20-200
Group Size
Indoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Human Knot
Material Required
None
Guidelines
Ask the group to stand in a circle. Ask them to raise their right hand in the air, and grab the hand of another member from across the circle. Repeat this with left hand with a different person. Facilitator needs to ensure they are holding hands of two different people and also not holding hands with someone at either side of them. Objective is to untangle themselves in form of a circle without leaving the hands. To make it challenging, make it time bound. Instruct them not to tug or pull on each other and monitor participants as they pass over other participants.
Objectives
Debrief
6-20
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Traffic Jam
Material Required
Cones
Guidelines
Divide the members into two groups (say A and B). Both the groups should line up one behind the other with A facing B and vice-versa. Place a cone next to them with some free space in centre this separating the two sides. The objective of the game is to shift side A to side B and Side B to side A, all of them facing forward. Teams are not allowed to move backwards. A member can only move forward if there is an empty space. Members are not allowed to jump over their own team members. Only one person can move at a time. One spot can be occupied by one person. If any of these rules are broken, the group must begin again
Objectives
Debrief
10-50
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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Sponge Water Race
Material Required
Bucket, Water, Sponge
Guidelines
Make 2 teams or more but it has to be even teams. Teams will stand in their own line, all facing in one direction. The person in the front of each line holds a sponge. He/she dips the sponge in bucket full of water, which is placed in front of them. Once the sponge has soaked enough water, they pass this sponge over their head to the person standing behind them. And it goes on like this until it reached last person. The last person squeezes the wet sponge into a small bucket placed at the end of the line. After that they run up to the front of the line with the sponge & begin all over again. The team to fill the smaller bucket first, wins.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What does the water represent in your workplace?
  • Was the process followed?
  • What startergy was used by the teams?
  • Was it comfortable when the water was falling on your head?
  • What was the hardest part of the activity?
10-100
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Trust Fall
Material Required
Guidelines
Ask any 1 person or volunteer to try the challenge first. The volunteer stands on the raised/higher platform, waiting for their team members. The remaining of the group should form two lines facing each other on ground. The volunteer should stand with his/her back facing rest of the team, and arms crossed. Rest of the team using their arms should prepare a safe landing area to the volunteer once he falls. Once everyone is ready, the volunteer should freely fall in the direction of the remaining team members. The aim of the rest of the members is to catch the volunteer, so they might be required to adjust themselves so that the volunteer lands safely in the landing area, made by arms.
Objectives
  • Did you have any hesitation before falling?
  • How did you feel having to rely on others to support you?
  • Can you relate this challenge to a situation in office?
  • Is there anything that stops you from trusting others around you in the workplace?
  • How did you ensure the safety of the person falling?
Debrief
15-20
Group Size
Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Lift the beach volleyball
Material Required
Newspaper, Tape, Inflated Balls
Guidelines
The teams are allowed to used only the materials provided. Objective would be to build a structure that will hold up the inflated ball at least 3 feet above the floor for a minimum of ten seconds. Team will be given 5 minutes of planning and strategising time, followed by 10 minutes to build and test the structure. Once they are ready, start the timer and inform them once 5 minutes are over so that they can start building. At the end of the time, facilitator will test the structure by placing the ball on the structure. Success of the structured will be measure from the height of the structure and time how long the beach ball stays on the structure.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How much planning did you do before attempting the challenge?
  • What worked?
  • What didn’t work or hindered your progress?
  • Was there a leader?
  • If yes, how did having a leader help?
5 - 100
Group Size
Indoor
Type
15 - 20 mins
Duration
High
Energy Level


Handcuffs
Material Required
2 single length short ropes with knots tied to each end of rope per pair
Guidelines
Start with tying a loop at both ends of the length of rope. Facilitator need to ensure that their are enough ropes for one per person and have a few extra. Loop should be big enough for anyone to stick their hand through. Participants will be working in pairs during this challenge. One participant places his/her wrists in the loops, and the other person then places one of their hands in one of the loop, takes the other end of the rope and intertwines once with the partner’s rope before placing the other wrist in their loop. Once done, the ropes must remain, at all times, on the wrists they started with. The objective is to get everyone free from their partner without cutting the rope and wrist should all the time be in the rope.
Objectives
Debrief
  • How much planning did you do before attempting the challenge?
  • Was there a leader?
  • If yes, how did having a leader help?
6-30
Group Size
Indoor
Type
15 mins
Duration
Low
Energy Level


Tarphole
Material Required
One tarpaulin per team with randomly cut holes and 2-3 tennis balls per team.
Guidelines
The objective of this activity is for the team to work together to navigate a ball around a tarpaulin without the ball falling through any of the hole or from the sides of tarp completely. The team who is able to hold the ball longest on the tarpaulin will win the activity. Give them only 5 mins to discuss and no time to practice. Allow them next 15 mins to perform directly.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What was the strategy?
  • Was their a leader chosen and what was his role?
  • Any conflict during the activity?
8-10
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


Shrinkin
Material Required
A rope, or tape to mark a space on the floor
Guidelines
Make a space on the floor using a rope for every team of 8-10. You can also make a bigger space for the whole group so as to stand in that space. Eventually the facilitator will shrink the space. As the space continuous to shrink teams will have to think fast and work together to keep everyone in the shrinking boundaries. All the members should be within the boundaries and can not touch the rope or floor or objects outside the rope. If anyone touches it, the team will have to restart. The objective is to test the team spirit and how far can they push themselves.
Objectives
Debrief
  • What were the strategies used?
  • Were people comfortable holding each other or they felt it difficult?
  • Was there any leader and what role did he play?
8-10
Group Size
Indoor/Outdoor
Type
15-20 mins
Duration
Medium
Energy Level


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