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6 Fun Team-Building Games for Kids

Games have always been a part of human culture and society. They predate written history and have been found in every corner of the globe. Games are a fantastic way to entertain and unite people. 

They can be used to have fun, learn new things, and compete for awards. Whether you are playing simple indoor complex strategy games, they can all provide hours of fun and entertainment.

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Kids Team Building Games

In today’s fast-paced, tech-driven world, it’s more important than ever for kids to learn how to work together as a team. And what better way to accomplish that than with some genuine enjoyment? 

Here are six great team-building games that are sure to get the little ones giggling and working together in no time.

  1. People Bingo

People bingo is an excellent game for kids of all ages. They can play it indoors or outdoors, and it’s a great way to get kids moving and interacting with each other.

Here’s how to play: each child gets a bingo card with pictures of different people. They need to find someone who matches each description on their card and then put a tick or cross in the box next to the picture. 

The first person to find someone who matches all the descriptions on their card is the winner!

  1. The M&M Game

The M&M Game is a great way to entertain kids while teaching them about colors and counting. You only need a few pieces of candy and a little bit of patience to play this easy game.

Start by placing a small handful of M&Ms in front of each player to play. One player starts by choosing any color M&M and eating it. 

The player to their left then chooses an M&M, and so on, around the circle. Players can only eat one M&M at a time and can’t choose the same color twice a row.

The objective of the game is to consume all of the M&Ms first. As kids play, they’ll learn to pay attention to the colors of the candies and strategize about which one to choose next.

  1. Marshmallow Challenge

Among some of the outdoor team-building games for kids, the Marshmallow Challenge is an amazing one. As it requires no materials, it can be played anywhere, though. The goal here is to see how many marshmallows you can consume in a minute. The child who consumes the most marshmallows in one minute wins the game.

This challenge is great for kids because it is a simple, fun way to encourage them to eat healthy snacks. It also teaches them about portion control and self-control. 

This game can be played with any type of food, but marshmallows are the perfect choice because they are low in calories and fat.

To play the marshmallow challenge, all you need is a timer and a bag of marshmallows.

  1. The Egg Drop

The egg drop game is a great way for kids to learn about gravity and the physics of falling objects. It’s also a fun way to let them experiment with different materials to see what will protect their eggs the best. This is how to play:

1. Gather your resources. You’ll need some eggs, a few different types of material (we suggest cotton balls, bubble wrap, and Styrofoam), and a height from which to drop the eggs (a few feet off the ground should do it).

2. Help your child to predict which materials will protect the egg best. Will the cotton balls break? Will the bubble wrap pop? Will the styrofoam crush the egg?

3. It’s time to test out their predictions! Drop each egg from the same height, wrapped in a different material.

  1. Marshmallow Spaghetti Tower
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Boy building a tower with spaghetti and marshmallows.

This game is a classic and is perfect for kids of all ages. It’s easy to set up and can be played indoors or outdoors. All you need are some spaghetti, marshmallows, and a few other basic ingredients. 

The game aims to construct the tallest tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows.

To play, each player starts with a certain number of marshmallows and spaghetti noodles. They will then have to build their tower by connecting the marshmallows together with the spaghetti noodles. In the end, the player who builds the tallest tower wins the game.

In addition to being entertaining, this game is a fantastic way for children to learn about science. 

  1. Charades

Charades is a simple concept – one person acts out a word or phrase, and the others have to guess what it is – and you can play it in many different ways. Here are some tips for making the most of this classic party game.

First, come up with a good list of charades words and phrases ahead of time. This will prevent arguments about what can or can’t be acted out. 

If you’re playing with younger kids, keep the words fairly simple; if you’re playing with teens or adults, feel free to get creative and come up with more challenging ideas.

Once your list is ready, divide it into teams and take turns acting out the words on the list. The team that correctly guesses the most words in the allotted time is the winner!

Conclusion

Hope that we were able to provide you with some ideas for entertaining your kids and bonding them together. Team-building games are a great way to get kids to interact and learn how to work together. 

They can be used in various settings, such as schools, camps, or after-school programs. By choosing the right game for your group of kids, you can create an enjoyable and educational experience for all.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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