5 Fun Team Building Exercises

Your employees need to do more than simply occupy the same space. They need to work together as a team. To aid in this endeavor, it can be productive and fun to do some engaging team building exercises.

  1. Salt and Pepper

For this game, you need to create pairs, such as salt and pepper or peanut butter and jelly. Write each individual item on a card and place it on the back of every team member’s head. Employees then have to walk around asking each other questions to figure out what word they have on the back of their head. At the end, the pairs need to find each other.

  1. Two Truths and a Lie

Bring everyone together and have each person state two true statements about themselves and one false statement. Everyone else then needs to figure out what the false statement is. This is a great way for people to learn things about one another.

  1. Grab Bag Skits

Divide employees into groups and provide each with a paper bag containing a few everyday objects. Give people time to create skits, and then have them perform the skits in front of the group. This is a fun, silly way to get people comfortable around each other.

  1. Mine Field

Put various small items, such as plastic cups, on the floor. Blindfold certain employees and pair them up with someone who is not blindfolded. The person who can see has to lead someone through the “mine field.” This is great for promoting better communication.

  1. Eye Contact

Pair up employees and have them stand facing one another. For one minute, they need to stare into one another’s eyes. There may be giggles initially, but this exercise gets people to be more comfortable around their coworkers.

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