The Sky Is The Limit aka Newspaper Towers – Free Team Building Exercise

The Sky is the Limit –  AKA: Newspapers Towers,  This activity is a great team building exercise where the equipment of old newspapers and a small roll of cellotape is easily acquired. To set up the activity the facilitator will need to make sets of equal number of sheets of newspaper and a small roll of cellotape. There will be one for each team. Ideally the mix of newspaper sheets will be the same size for each group. This will keep the competition element fair. The task is for the groups to create the tallest tower that must be able to stand unsupported. The final towers can be measured and points awarded for each full cm.  The location will dictate how many sheets of newspaper each group has. For example inside may only require several pieces where outside may lend itself to a full newspaper.

Group Size: Groups of 4 – 6,

Key Stage: KS1KS2 / KS3 / KS4

Team Building Skills: Creativity; Verbal Communication; Decision Making

Equipment: Newspapers; Cellotape

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Free Team Problem Solving Activity – Back To Back aka Sketch It

Back to Back – Sketch it. Students will work in pairs and sit back to back. They will take it in turns to be the describer and the sketcher. The describer will describe a shape without saying the name whilst the sketcher will try to draw the described shape as accurately as possible. To make the challenge increasingly difficult the describer can have already drawn the image to see how accurate the second image is. Of course you do not have to stop at shapes although these are a good starting place.

Group Size: 2

Key Stage:KS2 / KS3 / KS4

Team Building Skills: Verbal Communication; Listening; Patience

Equipment:Paper and something to lean on; or small whiteboards; Pens

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Free Team Building Activity – Alphabet Hunt

 

A great fun yet inexpensive team building activity. All that is required is some scissors a newspaper a piece of A4 paper and a glue stick or cellotape per team. We suggest that this activity is run in teams of 2-6. However larger teams will work. The aim of the activity is for the team to find as quickly as possible all of the letters of the alphabet within the newspaper. Once they have found each letter they need to cut them out and stick them on the A4 paper in the correct order. The quickest team wins. Variations of Alphabet Hunt include capital letters only / lower case or both / messages or phrases / famous people / animals etc.

Group Size: Groups of 2 – 6

Key Stage: KS1 / KS2 / KS3 / KS4

Team Building Skills: Creativity; Verbal Communication; Decision Making; Speed;

Equipment: Newspapers; Cellotape / Glue stick; A4 paper

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Problem Solving & Team Building Blog

We often get asked if we have any Team Building & Problem Solving Activities that teachers can run before or after we visit the school. We have decided that the best way to tell you about a such activities and games is via our new blog. The activities will use minimal equipment so this should not cause a
headache for busy teachers. Any equipment required should easily be found at school.  We do not run these activities when we visit schools. Our activities use large, hands on, specialist equipment.

As well as telling you about these activities and games, our blog will give you an insight into some of our visits to schools, both Primary and Secondary, throughout the country. This will cover our range of activities from EYFS to KS1 & KS2 through to Secondary School years of KS3, KS4 and KS5. We offer Maths Activity Workshops, Team Building Days and School Escape Rooms. If you are interested in finding our more please do get in contact.