Team Building Exercises for Kids

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Team building exercises can improve a sense of camaraderie, encourage students to support one another, and improve educational outcomes. Check out these ideas for team building exercises that are appropriate for kids.

Team Building Exercises for Kids

Team building exercises can be a great way to build rapport between students. There are many benefits to this. Students will enjoy their time at school more, they will be able to work together on learning tasks more efficiently, and students may begin to help and truly support each other in their learning. However, sometimes it's hard to come up with ideas. That's why this lesson will give you a few such ideas to get you started.

Human Knot Activity

This classic team building exercise requires that a group of students get in a circle, and hold hands with two other students in the circle who are not directly next to them. Once every student has done this, they will find their arms tangled up in a knot. The goal of the activity is to untangle this knot without anyone letting go. It takes a great deal of teamwork, discussion, and cooperation.

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