Category Archives: Team Builders

Activity: Creative Problem Solving

Make problem solving fun through this interactive activity that gets students thinking critically and working together as a team.  Students receive an issue in the community (graffiti, littering, violence, bullying, etc.). As a group, students must think of different ways … Continue reading

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B-I-N-G-O!

Bingo is a great game to incorporate into your apprenticeship that is not only fun and easy to explain, but encourages a little healthy competition among your students. You can use topics or vocabulary from your apprenticeship to insert into the bingo boxes! If you are teaching a math apprenticeship, each bingo square should contain an answer that requires a student to complete a math problem first to find the answer on their Bingo sheet. Continue reading

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Human Pretzel

The Human Pretzel activity is truly a classic. Simple, yet fun, and challenging. This is the one of the easiest teambuilders to incorporate on the fly because it requires absolutely no preparation. Continue reading

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Telephone Storytelling

Everyone loves the game “Telephone” because of its ability to produce some rather wild and silly messages by the time the last person hears the original statement. Here is a fun variation on the traditional game that incorporates writing skills, storytelling, and imagination! Continue reading

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Community Maze

The Community Maze activiy requires a large portion of open floor space in order to conduct this activity. You will also need to do some preparation by creating a grid on the floor using masking tape. You can also ask students to practice teamwork and give them the grid dimensions and challenge them to build it for you. Continue reading

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Questions from a Hat

Questions from a Hat can be tailored to your apprenticeship topic or just an activity to learn more about each other. Continue reading

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Celebrity

Celebrity borrows some elements from Taboo and Charades, but is made easier by allowing students to generate the content themselves before the game starts. Continue reading

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Zen Counting Game

The Zen Counting Game may seem simple but it can be extremely challenging. You will find that as the apprentices attempt to reach the goal you set out for them, it will not be as easy as they originally thought. This activity requires concentration, teamwork, and strategy. Warning: explosive giggles may be a side effect of playing this game. Continue reading

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Human Bingo

Human Bingo works very well in the beginning of an apprenticeship when students know very little about each other. This game will require them to move around and interact with their classmates and Citizen Teachers. Yep, that’s right, all teachers should be included in this game! Continue reading

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Starburst Game

Sometimes students need a little pick me up or a treat, too. It’s pretty easy to get students to participate in an activity when it involves candy! This teambuilder is very easily modified in many different ways, give it a try! Continue reading

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