If you want to develop a sense of cooperation and inculcate the spirit of teamwork in your children one way to do this successfully and enjoyably for them, is via the medium of some interesting games.
These creative and hands-on games help your kids to open communication with others in a positive manner. Children learn all about sharing as well as playing in a group. Here below is some of the team building games for your kids.
Team Building Games for Kids
Help your children make a chart where they can list the various items such a colors, animals, flowers and food etc. in bunch of five. Now make them use stars to rate the like and dislike of each item in the chart. Once this is done the kids can be divided into various teams where they may discuss about the items they just rated, the reasons behind the ratings, their likes and dislikes etc.
The Red Light-Green Light Game
This is a classic game which is quite successful in helping in building teamwork among children. In this game what you need to do is to make the children go as far away from you as possible and then turn around and close your eyes and then say, ‘red light, green light, one, two and three’.
After saying this just turn around. The rule of the game is that the children have to move as close towards you as possible while your back is turned. However, before you can see them they need to stop. Those kids who keep moving even when you see them will have to move back to the starting point of the game. The child who comes nearest to you is the winner.
The Tug of War Game
This is a simple game where all you will require to play is just a piece of rope. Divide the children in two groups with both the groups holding the two different ends facing each other. A ribbon is tied in the middle region of the rope and the ground below the ribbon is marked out as well.
Now the two teams will try to pull the rope towards their side giving their full strength. The team which is able to pull the rope to a substantial distance over the marked ground is the one that wins the game.
The Jumping Rope Game
Take a long rope where you and another person may hold both the ends of the rope. Now all the children should be made to stand in the middle area of the rope and they should jump along with the turning of the rope. You can keep the count of how many jumps the kids are able to complete without stopping the movement of the rope.
The Count till Twenty, then Count by 5s Game
In this game the children are made to stand in a circle and then the ball is thrown up in the air. The child that catches it calls one and then passes it to other children who count successively till 20 after which the ball is again tossed up in the air and then counted by 5s.