11 Team-Building Group Activities for Kids

Team-building activities develop communication and empathy for kids - and they’re super fun! From a cardboard challenge that teaches physics concepts to a wild game of mini-foosball, these group games are perfect for creative young explorers!

Best Team-Building Activities and Games

  • Visual aid of how to complete Corrugated Cardboard Challenge

    Corrugated cardboard is a great and sturdy building material. What’s even better is that it’s super easy to come by--just check your recycling bins! So, here’s your challenge:

    Make a stool or a chair using corrugated cardboard. Remember these tips and tricks as you begin building your furniture:

    - Corrugated cardboard is strongest when the corrugate (the wavy mid-section) is vertical (or perpendicular to the floor).

    - You can bend and cut corrugated cardboard. If you choose to bend it, try bending it along a table edge. This will give you a more crisp fold.

    - Triangles are the strongest shape to build with because any force on them is evenly distributed among the three sides.

    Here’s an example of a stool you could make using corrugated cardboard. What else can you come up with?

  • Visual aid of how to complete Fluffy Slime
    Fluffy Slime

    (Ages 5-16)

    Is your slime feeling mucky and dense? Could your slime use a little pep in its step? Try mixing together this special concoction and make fluffy slime!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Box Toss
    Box Toss

    (Ages 9-16)

    Inspired by the game of Corn Hole, this simple tossing contest uses recycled cardboard boxes (or KiwiCo crates!) Set up in the backyard and see who gets the most points. For tossing objects, try whiffle balls, ping pong balls or even walnuts!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Life Size Board Game

    Stuck inside? Use up some energy with this giant, life-sized board game.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Printable Story Cards

    Looking for a fun way to fuel your kids' creativity and communication skills? These 30 story starters will stretch their imaginations and help them spin yarns worth weaving! Use the images to inspire

    plot twists and turns in a storytelling session that's fun for the whole

    family! Download the printable here.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Mini Foosball
    Mini Foosball

    (Ages 9-16)

    Make your own mini-sized and portable foosball game with easily found materials. Create a whole set of players to complete your team! Once you are ready to go, grab a friend and start the fun!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Airplane Launcher

    Take your paper airplanes to new heights by making a motorized launcher for them.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Toppling Turtles

    We picked up Yertle the Turtle to read from the library today. What could be cuter than an interactive activity of stacking turtles to go along with the theme? We collected a few basic household items and tried to reach the moon with our own tower of turtles. I have to say it was a huge hit!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pool Noodle Toss
    Pool Noodle Toss

    (Ages 9-16)

    Transform the ordinary ring toss to a giant outdoor game. This activity is super quick to set up and perfect for entertaining kids and adults alike! It kept my high-energy boys entertained for hours, which was the perfect afternoon activity. All you need are a few pool noodles and wooden dowels to get started.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Cornmeal Sensory Play

    Looking in my pantry is always the best way to create some fun sensory play in our house. New textures and smells are so engaging and fun to play with. On this day my two-year old had so much fun with some cornmeal and dino's!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Drop Project
    Egg Drop Project

    (Ages 9-16)

    How can you get an egg to drop without breaking it? Change the way it drops with this awesome egg drop experiment!

Get inspired!