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147+ Ultimate Team Building Activities, Exercises, and Games for 2021

Published August 05, 2021

The planning process for team building activities can sometimes feel burdensome.

The stakes are high, participants want to have fun, and teams are sometimes left with a task that checks a box, rather than one which delivers a truly meaningful opportunity for a team to strengthen its bonds.

But, never fear: we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and created a list of the top team building activities that won’t make your employees or college students or any other participant say ‘ew. Quite the opposite, in fact! They’ll be too busy having fun to realize how well the team building process is going.

Table of Contents

  1. Top 10 Most Popular Team Building Activities [Ranked]
  2. Team Building Activities for Work and the Office
  3. Corporate Team Building Activities
  4. Outdoor Team Building Activities
  5. Indoor Team Building Activities
  6. Team Building Games and Exercises
  7. Team Outing and Events Ideas
  8. Fun Team Building Activities - Emphasis on Fun
  9. Team Building Activities for College Students
  10. Holiday Team Building Activities
  11. 5-minute Team Building Activities
  12. Virtual and Remote Team Building Activities
  13. Zoom Team Building Activities, Games, and Ideas for Conference Calls
  14. Best Social Distancing Team Building Activities
  15. Icebreaker Games
  16. Zoom Icebreakers
  17. Get to Know You Games
  18. Virtual Icebreaker Games
  19. Quick Icebreakers
  20. Fun Icebreaker Games
  21. Team Building Ideas from Top Companies (Zappos, Buffer, Accenture, Microsoft)
  22. Team Building Activities FAQ

Top 10 Most Popular Team Building Activities [Ranked]

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The team building activities below are a great starting point for you when you’re thinking about launching something similar for your team. Most aren’t seasonal or dependent on location, but don’t hesitate to tailor any of them to your local scene!

1. Host a Mobile Scavenger Hunt

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Everyone loves to get competitive with a list of challenges as part of a team building scavenger hunt! Mobile apps (like Scavify) make the planning and deployment process a cakewalk, and your participants can submit their responses via their smartphone in a variety of different, fun mediums (like photos, videos, and GPS check-ins). You can set the time parameters for the scavenger hunt in advance, and watch in real-time as all your teams progress!

Time Needed: Varies. As short as 30 min to a few hours, but you can also expand out to a longer activation that engages teams over the course of weeks or months.

Number of People: 5-unlimited

How to Get Started: The easiest way to organize your scavenger hunt is through Scavify. You can create your own customized list of challenges for teams to complete, use one of their turn-key solutions, or have their team create a customized experience for you.

Why You’ll Love it: The Scavify app can help you build the perfect scavenger hunting experience and your team can enjoy a variety of fun team building and knowledge-sharing experiences that they would not be able to access easily without our help.

What it Costs: Varies depending on team size. Scavify’s team is very responsive, so reach out to them and get a quick quote.

2. Escape from an Escape Room

Escape rooms have exploded in popularity over the last few years, in large part to their value as a fun team building activity - there’s nothing like being locked in a room with colleagues or other students to bond a team together as you try to solve the clues and make your way out! Many escape rooms have their own unique themes, and most cities have a variety of options from which you can choose (for location, time availability, etc.).

Time Needed: Varies. As short as 30 min to an hour.

Number of People: Best in groups of 4-8.

How to Get Started: Check out the top 10 escape rooms in the nation to see if any are near you. Otherwise, give a quick search for escape rooms in your local area. Once you select the location, choose the escape room theme and have fun. Alternatively, you could try to build your own version of this experience if you are really clever at story-building as well as creating puzzles that need to be solved. It can be hard to host your own, however, due to space constraints and energy that needs to be put into development.

Why You’ll Love it: This is an engaging and enjoyable way to create team building opportunities while teams are under pressure. People will reveal hidden skills and talents, and leadership opportunities will be everywhere for those who choose to take them during the process of solving the puzzles.

What it Costs: Typically, $25-30/person for an hour. Varies depending on if you work with an escape room company or build your own activity.

3. Race Around the Go-Kart Track

Speed demons in any office or campus environment will be first in line for a go-kart event in the name of a team building activity. All go-kart facilities obviously offer a racetrack, but a growing majority offer other secondary events as well to help groups make the most of an afternoon spent at the track. Races and relays can help get people to focus on one another and a common goal, and it’s a great photo op for groups as well.

Time Needed: 1-4 hours usually, but can make it a full day event.

Number of People: Usually 5-10 is the limit on the track simultaneously, but large groups can take turns and most places have multiple tracks.

How to Get Started: Find a go-kart location near you, like K1 Speed,  and then figure out how you will get your teams to the location to partake. It’s that easy! Consider making sure that the location has other things to do while your teams take turns racing one another. 

Why You’ll Love it: Who doesn’t like getting to drive fast and be silly just like on Mario Kart? This is a great activity that is whimsical and brings out a sense of fun and childlike humor in everyone who takes part in it.

What it Costs: Typically $24-60/person. Varies per location that offers the karts.

4. Sample Local Brews with a Brewery Tour

Brewery tour team building activity

Upstart local breweries have been a favored trend nationwide, and teams everywhere are reaping the benefits in the form of casual, inexpensive (or free) brewery tours and tastings. A tour is typically a shorter engagement, with plenty of time to taste and discuss the beer varietals. This type of team building activity is great for all groups, but those in particularly high-stress or highly-regulated industries will find this low-key activity to be a breath of fresh air!

Time Needed: Varies. You can choose to make this an all-day event or just take a few hours to enjoy this kind of fun as a team.

Number of People: Go with a small team or take an entire organization. This will vary depending on your transportation options and other logistics.

How to Get Started: Just pick a tour guide, like City Brew Tours, that is already equipped for this kind of experience or you can create your own list of locations to visit and take your team with you for your brewery tour experience! Check out the top 50 craft breweries in the U.S.  and the 35 most popular craft breweries to see if any are near you like Goose Island, New Belgium, and Dogfish Head.

Why You’ll Love it: This is a really fun experience that taps into local connection-making with other businesses as well as support of your local community. This is a great opportunity for your teams to get to know one another and have casual fun.

What it Costs: Typically $15-75/person depending on whether you go with a guide or visit breweries directly. Also, varies depending on your daily plans and your local area.

5. Build Bikes or Skateboards for Charity

Not only does volunteering serve to give back to those in need in your local community, but it’s also a great way to enhance the relationships among your corporate or campus team. Doing good things has a way of making people feel good, and many volunteering opportunities are structured in a way that facilitates a high degree of social interaction (e.g., serving food at a soup kitchen, filling boxes at a meal delivery charity, etc.).

Time Needed: You can make this a one-time event or a regular experience. 

Number of People:1-unlimited.

How to Get Started: Choose to work with a local charity, one of the top charities in the country, volunteer group or create your own plans for volunteering. There are many great options out there these days. For example, Together We Rise helps build skateboards for local communities - not your typical volunteer program and super fun.

Why You’ll Love it: Nothing makes you feel better than giving back, and doing so as a team can create bonds between team members as well as with the local community. 

What it Costs: Usually only costs you your time and effort.

6. Find Team Flow with a Yoga Class

For those looking for a little zen, a yoga class is a perfect option for small-to-midsize teams of all activity and experience levels. Yoga is a great way to center the mind while stretching the body, and yoga studios are always excited to welcome new groups for a balanced and relaxing team building yoga experience!

Time Needed: 30 minutes to an hour

Number of People: 4-25 typically. Varies related to studio space

How to Get Started: Pick a yoga studio or use an online class like Glo or Yoga with Adriene that is hosted in a conference room at work. Get creative if you need to send a lot of people to classes and split them up into unique classes to make sure everyone gets to go.

Why You’ll Love it: Yoga creates relaxation as well as a shared community experience and your teams will love the chance to relax and connect.

What it Costs: Typically $15-25/hour per person. Varies depending on the studio and instructor and whether you go private.

7. Get Creative (and Tipsy) with Paint and Sip

artistic ways to bring teams together

Paint and Sip can be a great way to bond with friends. There is nothing that is more engaging than learning a new skill with team members and you will find that the results of some people’s efforts are delightfully funny. There is always that one person that is really good at painting with no practice, and everyone can have fun learning and polishing skills in this bonding activity. 

Time Needed: Usually about an hour

Number of People: Generally groups of 5-25. Varies depending on the instructor

How to Get Started: See if there are any paint and sip activity hosts, like Pinot's Palette, near you. Have your group choose a day and a painting and make sure that you can get everyone to the location for the class. The rest of the details are up to the instructor and the studio.

Why You’ll Love it: Painting with some wine involved is a lot of fun and your teams will have a chance to chat, learn a new skill and hang out for an hour while they work on a shared project.

What it Costs: Typically $25-50/hour per person.

8. Learn a New Dish with a Cooking Class

Everybody eats, and most people also like to cook. Even if they don’t, there’s something for everyone to learn in a cooking class. Most culinary schools or retail locations offer a variety of cooking classes at different times and price points, and without fail all attendees will get to eat the food at the end of the session (and leave with new recipes and cooking tricks in addition to the memories made throughout the process).

Time Needed: Varies but usually one to two hours

Number of People: 2-10 depending on location and space in classes

How to Get Started: Pick an online instructor or a local spot that teaches these classes and work with them to plan the cooking class for your teams. They will take care of all the details for you in most cases.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a really fun way to have your teams work together on a project that requires following instructions and problem-solving while getting to have fun at the same time.

What it Costs: $25-$100 in most cases. You may spend more for more complex cooking classes.

9. Go Crazy with Goat Yoga

This might seem like an outdoor experience, but there are goat yoga teachers who can lead classes inside as well. Goats are easy to transport and some goat yoga instructors will bring them to a set location for your team.

Time Needed: Usually just an hour.

Number of People: Groups of 5-25 in most cases are best.

How to Get Started: Find a goat yoga instructor and work with them to find an indoor location that will work for your event. There are also some groups that will travel to your location.

Why You’ll Love it:  Goats are naturally cheerful and they are fun to play with as you are led through the movements of the yoga class. This activity offers a sense of fun that you will not get from a regular yoga class.

What it Costs: Pretty similar to yoga instruction - around $20-30/person.

10. Tee Off Together at Topgolf

The driving range is a natural environment for some good chatting and drinking some light cocktails. Many people use driving ranges as a place to socialize and your teams will be no different. If you haven’t been to a TopGolf location before, they are designed around the idea of socializing with your group being the primary purpose and golf being more in the background. Tables and chairs near the tee box make it a super social atmosphere unlike traditional driving ranges.

Time Needed: A few hours

Number of People: 5-50 people usually.

How to Get Started: Plan your TopGolf visit by picking a location and time to reserve. Set the time and then just meet up.

Why You’ll Love It: This is an affordable way to allow your teams to enjoy some time doing something active together.

What it Costs: $25-75/per bay (tee area) per hour. This depends on the time of day you go and whether you want the premium locations or not. Entrance to a traditional driving range usually just costs the price of a bucket of balls which may run $5-25/bucket.

Team Building Activities for Work and the Office

Team building done in the office can be harder to make fun, but it is not impossible. You will have access to your own space that you can utilize as you want without a charge. You can also insert these activities into your daily work routine easily if you want to have your work activity at the end of a workday.

These kinds of activities are always thought of as being less fun due to being held at the office, but you will find that you can make sure that you set aside the right time and effort to make these opportunities just as fun as leaving work to go have fun.

10. Host a Cook-Off Competition

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Everyone in an office likes a good, old-fashioned cook-off! Especially because everyone gets to enjoy the spoils at the end of the event. Task your employees with preparing a specific dish, and outline the criteria for determining the winner. Everyone will enjoy watching your employees jockey for first place, but not as much as they’ll enjoy eating everyone’s submissions at the end of judging.

Time Needed: You can choose how to organize this activity. It can be an entire day’s activity or just a small part of your day.

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Pick a theme like a chili cook-off, and then make sure you know who is bringing food. The rest is up to your team to eat and vote!

Why You’ll Love It: Cooking can be the chance for a lot of fun discussion, chatting, and peaceful downtime for your tea. Make it fun to do a potluck by having a cook-off theme.

What it Costs: Free.

11. Quiz the Team with Office Trivia

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In-office trivia is a fabulous way to give your team an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in whatever area you’d like! Pop culture is an easy starting point, but you can get specific in the arts, history, corporate culture, or organizational information. You can hire a trivia company, or create your own questions and answers, depending on your budget and scale.

Time Needed: Up to you

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: If you need to get some trivia ideas together, you can build your own questions or you can use something like Trivial Pursuit or another trivia game to host or guide your game processes. The rest is just gathering people and asking the questions!

Why You’ll Love it: It is simple to set up trivia and you will not need to do much organizing to get this activity put together for your team.

What it Costs: Free or very low cost for supplies.

12. Play Catch Phrase

Catch Phrase is a guessing game that typically uses a handheld device (although you can create your own phrase options, if you like) and tasks your teams (divided up into two groups) to guess a phrase or item based on a number of clues. The team with the most points at the end of gameplay is the winner, but everyone will enjoy the fun as people make off-the-wall guesses in an attempt to win.

Time Needed: Up to you

Number of People: unlimited in most cases unless your team is huge.

How to Get Started: This is a simple game to set up and you will just need the device from the original game. Get the device on Amazon for $16. You can make your own version of the game as well if you want. 

Why You’ll Love It: This game creates a lot of friendly competition that leads to lots of laughs and fun along the way.

What it Costs: Free or the price of the original game.

13. Test Your IQ with Team Jeopardy

Jeopardy is the classic game that turns the trivia format on its head by requiring the answer be stated in the form of a question (among a few other minor differences, like the category grid). There are a number of computer programs that will create a Jeopardy-style structure for your teams to use in competition with one another, and you can dictate the categories to serve whatever purposes you’d like (e.g., corporate information, campus specialties, etc.).

Time Needed: 30 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Jeopardy is a classic game that everyone is familiar with. You will not need to explain this game to anyone and you can use a board game to guide your process of hosting or you can make your own version of the game. The official Jeopardy also has practice tests that you can take online. Or you can find a free Jeopardy template online.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a really classic game that requires some trivia skill, as well as some strategy, and your teams will love working together as groups or you can have them compete alone against the rest of the group.

What it Costs: Free or the cost of the board game or other version of the game.

14. Sharpen Persuasion Skills with an Office Debate

Who doesn’t love a bit of a debate? This is a great way to attend to office discussions about things that need to be changed or addressed. You can open up office debates on any subject that you think needs to be talked about and even lighthearted topics are fair game here.

Time Needed: 30 minutes to an hour.

Number of People: Usually best for smaller teams

How to Get Started: Debates can be easy to create for your team. Just offer a poll for discussion topics before you start the meeting or bring up topics that you have gotten feedback about. Let your teams discuss! Take a look at some top debate topics to get the juices flowing.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to allow your teams to discuss fun topics or serious topics to both bond and discuss things that need to be chatted about. This is a great way to bring up tough topics without pressure or antagonistic feelings.

What it Costs: Free.

15. Make a Short Film with an iPhone

Managers are often hesitant to ask employees to create videos, but you’d be surprised what they’ll come up with when given the opportunity! Create a simple outline for what you want to see in each short film, divide them into groups, and you’ll soon capture the joint benefits of a more collaborative team and a collection of fun videos.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Making a movie requires that your teams make a plan to determine what the topics will be for the movie or what the script is. The rest can be ad-libbed as needed. Most smartphones have video editing apps built directly in, like iMovie for the iPhone, that will allow you to quickly and easily stitch a movie together. For inspiration, watch the above video shot entirely on an iPhone.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a very creative kind of group activity and your teams will have lots of opportunities to work together collaboratively as they make their movie. 

What it Costs: Can be very low cost or you can invest some money into making a real movie if you want to do so. Movie equipment can be expensive, so you might need to use someone’s phone and a cheap or free video editor.

16. Reflect with Campfire and Memory Wall

This game serves as both a fun team building event as well as a valuable employee appreciation activity. Ask each employee to write or draw a positive memory they have of working on the team and/or with their colleagues. Once everyone has their memory, tape them up around the room and start chatting about each item. Best when followed up with a happy hour, this event will foster a sense of belonging and gratitude in your teams.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: This is simple to set up and all you really need to do is invite your teams to participate with their memories. 

Why You’ll Love it: This is a great way to learn about teammates and to bond over shared experiences and shared plans and goals. 

What it Costs: Free

17. #give-thanks Slack Channel

Slack offers this great addition to your Slack experience if you want to use it. A give thanks or gratitude channel allows your teams to send virtual high-fives as well as compliments and props to any team member that they have been working with or are grateful for. This is a great way to make sure that your teams stay connected to one another through gratitude. Be sure to check out other essential Slack channels too while you’re at it.

Time Needed: Ongoing in most cases

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: You simply create the channel and make sure that your teams know that they can use it at their discretion.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way for your teams to connect and have the time to say thank you to one another. It can be easy to forget that gratitude can improve your team morale overall and make sure that your workplace is a fun and beneficial place for everyone to work.

What it Costs: Free.

18. Innovation (Google) Fridays

Google has implemented what is known as the Google 20% project. They allow employees to allocate 20% of their paid time to personal projects. The purpose is to unlock innovation by freeing employees up to work on passion projects. Based on Google’s financial track record, we’d say it’s working. This can be a really great way for your teams to get a chance to create and unwind at the same time. It can also help improve employee engagement. When you work with creatives, it can be important to make sure that they take the time to work on things they feel passionate about. Often these passion projects lead to new ideas and technologies that you can implement or expand later as well.

Time Needed: Google allots 20% of total time. Let that be your guide.

How to Get Started: Just decide when to begin hosting these events and invite your teams to partake. You can bring in food and drink if you want to make the day an event or you can just let people work on what they feel like and socialize as they do so.

Why You’ll Love it: Creatives are always willing to devote lots of effort and inspiration to ideas that matter to them, and you will be allowing your teams to work on items that they are interested in rather than work that they have to do.

What it Costs: Free unless you cater in food. Food can cost you anywhere from $100-$500 for normal size groups.

Corporate Team Building Activities

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more focused on traditional business concepts, the following list contains some tried-and-true ideas for engaging activities to help drive home your intended business philosophies.



19. Practice Pitching with Shark Tank

This is the ultimate business plan competition! You can divide up your team into different groups, and task them with creating and presenting their very own business plan to a group of judges (who may judge nicely or harshly, depending on how high you want the stakes to be). It’s a great venue for collaboration, and you’ll find that people can be very creative when they know they’ll be in front of the judges explaining their ideas. This hyper-focused, shark-style pitch process has led to some of the most successful products available today. You never know what your team might unlock for your organization in the process.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: You will need to decide who is playing which role in the game, but other than that, you just have to give your teams time to come up with their inventions to pitch them to the sharks.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to allow your teams to work together and collaborate while also having some fun. Working on a pitch speech is really good practice for other job-related tasks and your teams will have fun creating their own “inventions”.

What it Costs: Free

20. Blindfold Tent Build

This challenge is exactly what it sounds like: your team (in small groups) will be given a tent to erect while blindfolded. They’ll need to work together and use a different part of their brain to figure out how to construct the tent without their eyesight. The debrief is an important part of the exercise too, as it gives everyone a chance to reflect on what the experience taught them.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: You will need to buy the tent supplies but the rest is up to your teams! There are tons of affordable tents on Amazon for around $50-75. You can even give the tent away as a prize to the winners.

Why You’ll Love It: This is an affordable activity that generates big results in teamwork skills development.

What it Costs: You will just have the cost of the tents to budget, which should be around $50-75.

21. Professional Development Hackathon

Hackathons are standard practice in the coding realm, where people spend an entire day on a specific project or projects. A professional development hackathon is this very thing, except the focus is on sharing and learning skills that are vital for professionals in the workplace.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: You can choose to offer up food and drink for this, but mostly you just need to invite your teams to a day of creative license and working hard to make the best and most complete projects by the end of the day. Check out the WeWork hackathon guide or TechCrunch’s guide for some expanded ideas on getting started. While most guides are catered to the computer programming variety, you can easily adapt to different experiences like professional development.

Why You’ll Love it: Creative license can really inspire your teams and you will probably be amazed at what they can get done when they are allowed to spend a whole day working on ideas that they feel excited by.

What it Costs: Free unless you decide to cater food.

22. Launch a Podcast

Podcasts are a great medium for conveying information, and what better way to help your team focus on a vital concept or topic than by recording it in a fun and informational format? Many sound recordings can be made without expensive equipment, and the end result is great to keep for future use!

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: You will need to invest in some equipment to do the recordings, and then you just need to decide who is working on which parts of the process. The rest is up to your teams! Check out RollingStone’s podcast equipment guide for more insight on the equipment needed, but you’ll need things like foam panels, microphones, computer, noise-canceling headphones and audio software, depending on how professional you want to get. Alternatively, just use your iPhone’s built-in recording for budget-friendly launches.

Why You’ll Love it: Podcasts are a great way to do business outreach and this project can teach your teams to collaborate and have fun working together on shared projects.

What it Costs: Varies a lot based on the quality you’re looking to achieve. Can easily be over $100 if looking to go pro. Startup costs for the equipment needed and some minimal supportive costs for a podcast platform to share it on.

23. Rent a Major League Baseball Ballpark for the Day

Baseball can be a great pastime to enjoy as a group and it is not that expensive in most cases to rent a local ballpark. You might even be able to find one that is open to the public and just drop by! This is a great chance to let your teams pick who they want to play the game with and then enjoy a simple little game of baseball. Getting out into the sun and enjoying some teamwork and bonding while playing a game is a great way to increase team unity and happiness.

Time Needed: a few hours or a day

Number of People: Might need to limit to two teams

How to Get Started: Twins minor-league affiliate listed their ballpark on Airbnb as a rental and offered full access to the field and the clubhouse. The Dodgers Stadium is available to rent on non-game days. Look for similar rental options for parks in your area. See which local ballparks will allow rentals and then pick the one that makes the most sense for your teams to meet up at in order to play!

Why You’ll Love it: There is nothing that creates more teamwork than putting your teams into a sports situation. Natural and friendly competition can lead to lasting bonds that stand the test of time.

What it Costs: Baseball parks might be public, or they could have a rental fee. Always call the ballpark that you are thinking about using and see if there is a rental charge. Many parks cost around $100 to reserve for the day.

24. Fetch Hidden Objects with Blind Retriever

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This is a great group activity that is easy to set up. Just hide an object in the room, blindfold a volunteer from your teams, and have them find the hidden item with instructions from the team. This is a great activity that works on team building skills as well as communication.

Time Needed: usually about ten minutes

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just call out a volunteer and have them put on the blindfold. Hide the item in question and then let the team tell them where to find it!

Why You’ll Love it: This is a great and funny team building activity that will work on lots of team skills that will benefit the whole team!

What it Costs: Free.

25. Untie the Knot

This is a really fun physical game that requires some problem-solving skills as well as cooperative effort. 

Time Needed: usually about ten minutes

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just instruct your teams to stand in a circle and tangle their hands together at random. Ask them to untangle their hands and watch them problem-solve breaking apart.

Why You’ll Love It: This activity requires a lot of patience as well as willingness to communicate to get things accomplished.

What it Costs: Free.

Outdoor Team Building Activities

Got an itch for the great outdoors? For those who are wilderness-inclined, the activities below are a great way to engage in an exciting, natural, outdoor setting.

26. Take a Kayaking Trip

A kayak trip is a low-key way of getting your employees into the great outdoors (and on the water to boot). Kayaking is a relatively simple water sport, which makes it great for groups and those who may not have extensive experience on the water. As long as the weather cooperates, you and your team will have a nice, leisurely afternoon!

Time Needed: Half or full day.

Number of People: Small to medium-sized groups

How to Get Started: You will just need to find a location that offers kayak rentals and then pick where you want your teams to go out to enjoy this fun activity! See if you're lucky enough to be near 7 of the best kayaking trips in the U.S.

Why You’ll Love It: Being physically active is important for health and your teams will have lots of fun being healthy and enjoying the outdoors together.

What it Costs: Cost of kayak rentals can vary but expect anywhere from $50-$100 for your rental. You might get a discount if you have many people you are renting for.

27. Organize a Kickball Game

Kickball isn’t just for children anymore! The rise of adult leagues makes kickball a popular choice for an outdoor team building event (especially because it’s so easy to organize and run).

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: You will need to find a space to play and provide the balls. You’ll also want to order a kickball from Amazon. The rest is easy!

Why You’ll Love it: Just like the other physical activities on this list, it can make you feel great to get out and have fun and move around and your teams will love the chance to engage in some friendly competition while also getting a break from their desks.

What it Costs: Possible space rental and gear purchase. Local gyms might offer rental of their space for about $50, but you should always call ahead to see if you need to pay more for gear rental or space rental at your chosen location.

28. Hit the Beach

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For those lucky enough to be in a coastal area (or at least by a very large lake), the beachfront is a great place for your team to spend a few hours. There is a tremendous amount of beach activities (swimming, sand volleyball, football, etc.) but the waves of the water bring out a chattiness in people that helps foster a sense of community.

Time Needed: A few hours to a full day.

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Choose a beach location and make some plans for the activities that will be done while you are there. You can have beach volleyball teams arranged or maybe your group just wants to go and sit in the sun. Check out some of the best beach rentals in the U.S. if you want to go all out and make a weekend trip of it.

Why You’ll Love it: The beach is just naturally fun and relaxing and everyone will love getting the chance to take a break and unwind in this beautiful environment.

What it Costs: Usually low cost unless you cater food or rent a beach house. Catered food can be anywhere from $100-$300 for most of these kinds of groups and a beach house might add around $2,500 to your tab.

29. Pass the S'mores on a Camping Trip

team building camping ideas

For outdoor enthusiasts, a camping trip is the epitome of a great getaway. It’s also great for smaller teams, because it provides a change of scenery, some fresh air, and a new set of challenges (if people don’t work together on an outdoor camping outing, it means they can’t do important things like eat and sleep).

Time Needed: Overnight or just an evening campfire

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Pick a campground and then figure out how many people have supplies that can be borrowed or shared for the trip. Check out a list of all of the state parks organized by state to get started.

Why You’ll Love it: Campsites are not spendy and being away from the office as well as the hustle and bustle can lead to some very freeing and fun interactions.

What it Costs: The cost of the campsite and supplies. Campsites can rent for about $25 a day in most places and S’mores should only add up to about $50 total for an average size group.

30. Hit the Slopes with a Ski Trip

team building through skiing

Although skiing sometimes requires a bit of experience (and willingness), for teams where the skiing affection is high, it’s a great outdoor outing for team building and some fun on the side. The seasonal component requires a bit of planning, but the outcome is more than worth it when you hit the slopes with your group.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Check out the best ski locations in the U.S. or the best ski destinations in the western region of the U.S. as a starting point. You will need to pick the skiing location and plan if you are staying more than one day or if this is a day trip. Figure out transportation as well as the logistics of providing gear for those who do not have it.

Why You’ll Love it: The ski slopes are challenging as well as beautiful and this is a fun trip to just get away from it all.

What it Costs: Lift tickets run anywhere from $50-200/day depending on where you go. This can be quite expensive as lift tickets and day passes can really add up, as can gear rentals.

31. Build a Bonfire

team building around the bonfire

A bonfire is a prerequisite for a s’more, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t a fan of the delicious treat. However, a bonfire on its own is still a great facet of an outdoor team build outing, as it brings out an instinctive drive to create a flame and sit and talk around the fire.

Time Needed: a few hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Figure out where you are allowed to have a large fire in your area and then make sure that people bring the right clothing for warmth and the right snacks. You’ll also need to know how to build a bonfire. If your workplace has an outdoor area, you should consider getting a Solo Stove to make bonfires a regular event.

Why You’ll Love It: This is an easy outdoor adventure that is fun to organize and there is just something naturally cozy and inviting about a fire.

What it Costs: About $20 for wood. Cost of any park or fire permits may also apply.

32. Guided Mountain Bike Tour

A mountain bike tour brings two great things together - beautiful scenery and a group of people on mountain bikes. For highly active teams, a mountain bike outing will be a great release of pent-up stress, while soaking in the sights of the local scenery.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Check out some affordable mountain bike tours or the top mountain bike tours in the USA for some ideas. Just pick a guided tour company and then let your team members sign up!

Why You’ll Love It: Mountain biking is very challenging and shared challenges make it easy for teams to bond and grow together.

What it Costs: Anywhere from $50-200/person depending on the location. Can be more expensive in some locations.

33. Take the Team Out to the Ballgame (or any sporting event)

team building at a sporting event

Regardless of the season, there’s some sort of sporting event that your team can attend. Be it baseball, basketball, soccer, or football, it’s a fun and rowdy way to bond your team together in a different location.

Time Needed: An afternoon or a full day.

Number of People: Unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Pick the sport that you want to take your team to see, check the upcoming schedule and then buy tickets directly through the association or through StubHub.

Why You’ll Love it: Sports can be naturally polarizing, but your teams will love to argue and cheer for the team that they think should win!

What it Costs: $50-250/person depending on the sport, quality of the team, and general popularity of the upcoming game. Transport and tickets can add up for this idea, depending on the sport. If you have the budget, you can also upgrade to corporate boxes.

34. Run the Bases with a Softball Game

softball game team building ideas

Similar to kickball, softball is a sport enjoyed by people of all ages, and it doesn’t take a lot to get a game organized. Find a diamond near your office (or near a favorite watering hole for post-game snacks and beverages), divide up your teams, and have at it!

Time Needed: A few hours.

Number of People: 10-30 people. Typically 9 people per team, but you can have substitutes and take turns.

How to Get Started: Find a baseball field near you where you can host a game and then invite your groups to split into teams! Also, refresh yourself on the rules if you haven’t played in a while. 

Why You’ll Love it: Sports activities always build bonds, and your teams will have lots of fun working together as they have fun.

What it Costs: Usually free if you have access to some balls and bats and a space that can be used by the community.

35. Surfing Lessons

Surfing is very challenging and requires a lot of energy to learn to do. Working as a group to learn a new skill can help your team bond over shared new experiences, which this will likely be for most of your team. Between the group instruction, hanging out on the beach before and after, and the fun wipeouts, surfing will surely provide a fun experience for your team. Also, this isn’t just for Waikiki like you always see in the movies. Any coastal town will likely have options from California to Long Beach, NY, to Florida and everywhere in between.

Time Needed: 1-2 hours.

Number of People: Varies depending on instructor or company. Group instruction can be for groups of 2-20 usually.

How to Get Started: For some inspiration take a look at the best surf schools in the world. Look into the surfing teaching options in your area and call ahead to see if they work with large groups.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a really fun and totally unique way to reward your teams and they will love the chance to learn to surf as a team.

What it Costs: Typically, $50-75/hour per person which usually includes the surfboard rentals.d

36. Practice Everyone's Swing at Topgolf (or a Driving Range)

The driving range is a natural environment for some good chatting and drinking some light cocktails. Many people use driving ranges as a place to socialize and your teams will be no different. If you haven’t been to a TopGolf location before, they are designed around the idea of socializing with your group being the primary purpose and golf being more in the background. Tables and chairs near the tee box make it a super social atmosphere unlike traditional driving ranges.

Time Needed: A few hours

Number of People: 5-50 people usually.

How to Get Started: Plan your TopGolf visit by picking a location and time to reserve. Set the time and then just meet up.

Why You’ll Love It: This is an affordable way to allow your teams to enjoy some time doing something active together.

What it Costs: $25-75/per bay (tee area) per hour. This depends on the time of day you go and whether you want the premium locations or not. Entrance to a traditional driving range usually just costs the price of a bucket of balls which may run $5-25/bucket.

37. Get a Hole-in-One with Miniature Golf

Just like Topgolf, this is a fun and naturally social activity. Mini golf is also just a silly experience in many ways, which can lead to lighthearted fun for your teams.

Time Needed: An hour or so.

Number of People: Best with small groups of 4-12.

How to Get Started: You will need to pick a location that can host a large group and the rest is simple! Check out the best mini golf in NYC or some of the best mini golf courses in the country to see if any are near you.

Why You’ll Love It: This is an affordable and whimsical way to bring your teams together to have some fun!

What it Costs: See about renting the entire mini golf location for a better deal on entrance fees and equipment charges.

38. Hang Out on a Ropes Course

This can be a great way to challenge your physical teams that want to compete with one another in physical challenges. Ropes courses require some teamwork and support to complete in most cases, leading to improved team spirit. 

Time Needed: A few hours.

Number of People: Unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Find a ropes course near you for your teams to visit. There are places that you can purchase some time to rent the course or there are usually free ones in your city as well that you can take advantage of.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a very challenging activity as well as being a fun and physical outdoor experience.

What it Costs: Typically $20-40/person.

39. Pack a Picnic

picnic event for team building

If outdoor bonding that is peaceful and lowkey is your goal, this is a great choice for your teams. You will love this activity because it is low cost and very fun. 

Time Needed: A few hours or an afternoon.

Number of People: Unlimited. 

How to Get Started: Find a park or other location to host the picnic at and then decide if you want to bring in food or have this be a potluck experience. Here is a helpful checklist for your picnic as well.

Why You’ll Love it:  Picnics are naturally peaceful and they foster communication and group relaxation.

What it Costs: Free unless you cater food.

40. Gone Fishing with a Fishing Charter

While spendy, this can be a really great way to connect your teams through the challenge of catching an exciting, huge fish for the group. There is a lot of teamwork involved in reeling in fish and your whole team can get their turn to have fun with this activity.

Time Needed: Usually half or full day.

Number of People: Generally, 4-12 for small charters or around 20 for larger commercial charters. Depends on the charter boat or company.

How to Get Started: Pick a charter company and they will take care of the rest!

Why You’ll Love It:  This is an activity that will be deeply memorable for everyone on your team!

What it Costs: You can expect to pay $150-250/person or more. Can vary per charter company, but will probably be quite expensive.

41. Dig it with Community Gardening

This can be a really great way for your business and your team to connect to your community and share a very basic human experience.

Time Needed: A few hours.

Number of People: Usually unlimited

How to Get Started: You might want to start your own community garden, or you can start working on one that is already in place. See if any inspiring community gardens are in your area.

Why You’ll Love It:  There is nothing that is more rewarding than seeing the results of your hard work and effort come to life! Community gardening is a shared creation experience that can create lasting bonds.

What it Costs: Very little cost to join a community garden but you might have a lot of costs if you want to make your own.

42. Visit Botanical Gardens

Botanical gardens are always beautiful and engaging and your teams will love the serenity of these locations as well as the chance to see and learn about new plant life they have potentially not seen before.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: See if there are any of the best botanical gardens near you like the New York Botanical Garden. Otherwise, just find your local botanical garden and buy tickets!

Why You’ll Love it:  Everyone loves to see new things and there is something very special about botanical gardens that will create conversation as well as lasting memories.

What it Costs: Typically $15-35/person for the cost of admission.

Indoor Team Building Activities

If it’s winter or you don't have to make your teams endure the hot sun for hours, you can pick an indoor activity. These kinds of activities can be just as fun as other team building work and you will love that you can be in a climate-controlled environment the whole time!

43. Fly High with Indoor Skydiving

This is a great option for those with the desire to go skydiving but who lack the nerve to jump out of a perfectly functional airplane. Most major cities have an indoor skydiving silo, giving employees the opportunity to face their fears and experience the exhilaration of free-falling without changing altitude.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: might be limited depending on the company you work with

How to Get Started: See if there are any indoor skydiving locations near you. Start with this list of the best indoor skydiving locations in the country.

Why You’ll Love Itt:  This is a really daring and memorable experience that your thrillseekers will love to do! You will not have to actually get your teams licensed to make jumps from an aircraft and they can have the same fun as if they were doing the real activity.

What it Costs: Usually $40-100/person. Can add up depending on location due to equipment fees and instructor time

44. Up the Culture with a Museum Tour

Learning about new things is always a great way to make memories and museums offer the chance to learn about parts of the world that you have never seen as well as the larger human experience throughout the ages.

Time Needed: usually an afternoon or morning

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Museum tours can be as easy as just arranging this outing with your local museum and paying for tickets. Take a look at some of the best museums in the world to see if any are near you.

Why You’ll Love it: Museums are always a lot of fun and your team will be able to bond over the things that they saw and learned about during the tour.

What it Costs: Typically $20-60/person for the cost of admission for your team.

45. Zap Teams with Laser Tag

While often associated to kids, adults will also get fired up at the prospect of a laser tag competition! Most venues offer packages designed specifically for corporate or other team building events, and alterations can be made to accommodate different levels of physical ability. It’s a great way to provide a tangible analogy for tactics and strategy, too, if that’s a focus for your team.

Time Needed: You can decide how long to set aside for this activity. You might even be able to rent an entire location for your team.

Number of People: Depends on the location you use for the activity.

How to Get Started: Just pick a laser tag studio and go! You can check out the best laser tag locations in NYC or search for locations near you.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a really fun and active way to have your teams connect and they will need strategy skills as well as problem-solving skills to enjoy this activity. 

What it Costs: Typically about $20-$50. You may have to rent some gear if the course is a bit tougher than indoor courses.

46. Find Some Zen with a Meditation Class

Allowing your teams the time they need to relax can be a great way to give back and create a safe space for social connection.

Time Needed: usually just an hour or so

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Find a host for your meditation class, like the best Meditation classes in NYC, and then pick a location that can handle the needs of your size group. There are also online meditation options available if you want to host a virtual session or a session in your own workplace.

Why You’ll Love It:  Being relaxed and at peace can help anyone to find their inner happiness and to enjoy their time working on their daily tasks.

What it Costs: Typically around $20-30/person for the cost of the instructor to lead the exercise.

Team Building Games and Exercises

Games are often one of the best ways to make sure that your teams are having fun together. Games bring out the naturally happy side of people’s personalities and they can also be a chance to engage in strategy and other behaviors that can lead to team growth and improvements.

47. Sneak a Peek Game

fun team building games

This fun team building activity requires only a few sets of building blocks and the creativity and communication acumen of your participants. Divide your group up into smaller teams (4-8 people) and give each their own set of blocks. These groups will then need to assign one team member per turn to sneak a peek at a pre-built block structure (kept hidden from the rest). They then need to return to their groups and describe what they saw. The first group to build a twinning structure is the winner!

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: You will just need the sets of blocks and to set up a time for the activity to take place!

Why You’ll Love It:  This game draws on strategic thinking as well as memory and teamwork. 

What it Costs: Very affordable as the only cost will likely be the cost of the block sets.

48. Jenga

Jenga is the old stand-by classic, and nearly everyone knows how to play (but fewer know how to win). The basic premise is to remove blocks from a Jenga tower and place them on top, and whoever is the one whose block tips the tower is the loser. However, new improvements and variations of the game (e.g., big Jenga blocks) make it a classic for teams of any type.

Time Needed: usually just an hour or so

Number of People: unlimited in some cases

How to Get Started: Invest in a Jenga game and then create teams to play!

Why You’ll Love it: Jenga is silly and fun and requires a lot of strategy and discussion to successfully win.

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of the game which is about $10.

49. Check Mate! with a Chess tournament

For the more intellectually inclined or for those who have recently watched The Queen’s Gambit, a chess tournament is a great way to get people interacting in a new and thoughtful manner. Divide up your participants into a bracket, and let them loose in a timed competition. Checkers can also be substituted if there aren’t many chess gurus in your group.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited if you have enough chess boards 

How to Get Started: Just buy chess sets and then create teams!

Why You’ll Love it:  Chess is very cerebral and challenging and your teams will love to get to exercise their mental skills in this way!

What it Costs: Typically $15-25 for the cost of the chessboard.

50. Hold 'Em or Fold 'Em with a Poker Tournament

There’s a card shark in every office or campus organization, and this is a great way to feature them and build out strategic skills within your group. It’s easy and inexpensive to set up a poker tournament with a number of tables, but be sure that the betting is either non-existent or done in a way that doesn’t violate any applicable rules or regulations (e.g., betting with poker chips only, or candy).

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited if you have enough tables and poker decks

How to Get Started: Grab a few decks of cards, set up a space with room for lots of tables, and let your teams get to work playing! Perhaps brush up on the rules of poker or how to organize a poker event if you need more details.

Why You’ll Love it:  Poker requires a lot of mental acuities to complete a successful round, and your teams will love the chance to try out their poker faces on one another!

What it Costs: $5-10 for 2 decks of cards. Food and possibly tables if you don’t have anything at your disposal.

51. Heads Up! (the app)

Some may remember Heads Up as an elementary school game, but the modern-day equivalent is an app that can be downloaded for free on any mobile device. It’s best played in smaller groups, and it requires that the group give hints about the name of a song or movie displayed on the phone (which is held by the guesser on his or her forehead). The entire process is timed to see how many items the guesser can correctly identify, and the shenanigans are recorded by the phone’s camera for highly entertaining playback after each round. The Heads Up! app was developed by the Ellen Degeneres show and Warner Brothers so you know it's quality entertainment.

Time Needed: usually just an hour

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Teams can download the app and start having fun!

Why You’ll Love it:  Childhood games bring back great memories and are often really easy to learn and play.

What it Costs: There may be a cost associated with the app.

52. Board Game Tournament

have a board game tournament to bring your team together

Everyone has one or two board games lying around in their closets and basements, and a board game tournament is a great way to incorporate discussion and strategy into a typical afternoon in the office or residence hall (or wherever truly!). Not only do board games give people a sense of nostalgia for days gone by, but they also bring out new communication and strategic skills, which can be great for the corporate environment.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in some cases

How to Get Started: Just pick out the games that you want to play and organize teams! Start with the 50 best board games of all time to see which might work best for your team.

Why You’ll Love It:  This is a really fun way to visit lots of games that you love and have fun while playing them as a group!

What it Costs: $10-50 for some costs associated with purchasing the games.

53. Two Truths and a Lie

This game is fabulous for ferreting out the devious ones in an office! It’s great for groups of any size: simply have everyone assemble in a circle, and then each person provides three ‘facts’ about themselves (two of which are true, and one of which is a flagrant lie). They do not specify which is which, and the rest of the team is left to guess. It’s a great way to learn fun things about team members, and it’s a guaranteed laugh time and time again.

Time Needed: usually just a half hour or so

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Create the invitation for the game and have people answer their questions. Find a template online to print out for the questions. Get in a group and start sharing!

Why You’ll Love It:  Everyone thinks they know their teammates, but sometimes you find out that there are things you never knew about someone or multiple someones, on your team!

What it Costs: Free

54. The Egg Drop Challenge

Many people will be familiar with this from school as a kid, but this is a great way to bring out the ingenuity hidden in any group even as adults. The task is simple: design a structure to prevent an egg from cracking when dropped from a specified height (typically 10 feet). You can provide the basic materials, and watch as your participants unleash their creative design skills!

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just provide eggs and some building materials and let your teams provide the ingenuity.

Why You’ll Love it:  Team building that creates a challenge that your team has to solve is always some of the most powerful and effective team building that you can do.

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of eggs and some building supplies so plan for about $100 at most.

55. Pictionary

Depending on how formal you want to be, there are a few ways to play Pictionary. In its most basic form, Pictionary just requires one person to draw something on a flipchart or whiteboard while the rest of the group tries to guess what it is (the drawer cannot speak to give any clues). The game is hilariously fun as different drawing habits are unveiled, and as people start to get competitive about their guesses.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited if you have enough game sets

How to Get Started: Just pick up some Pictionary games and make teams!

Why You’ll Love it:  Pictionary is a great way to enjoy a fun game that will create a lot of laughs and fun.

What it Costs: Around $20 for the cost of game sets.

56. Blind Draw

This is similar to Pictionary, but in reverse, where groups of 4-6 people designate an artist who will be instructed by the rest of the group to draw an item unknown to him or her. The artist needs to rely entirely on what the group is sharing, which leads to some pretty memorable artwork for the teams. Great for building trust and communication skills among new teams, it’s a valuable yet easy game for a corporate team building activity.

Time Needed: usually just an hour or so

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just explain the activity and form teams!

Why You’ll Love it:  This game can lead to lots of fun and laughs as well as the making of memories that will last.

What it Costs: Free

57. Ping Pong Tournament

Ping Pong tables have become quintessential to the modern, hip workplace and for good reason. This is a classic game that everyone can enjoy and also provides a casual setting in the workplace for impromptu social and work conversation away from computer screens if you invest in one for the office. Making it a tournament just adds to the fun of the whole experience.

Time Needed: 5 minutes to a few hours.

Number of People: Even number groups - 2 to 20.

How to Get Started: First, you’ll need a ping pong table. Then just create teams and pass out paddles and balls! You can also find printable brackets online easily.

Why You’ll Love it:  This is a great game to suggest because it requires finesses and some patience as well as strategy.

What it Costs: Low cost if you already have a table. Otherwise, a ping pong table can run $150-350 which also comes with the essential accessories.

58. Apples to Apples (card game)

This is the safe-for-work version of this game and it is still hilarious! Sarcasm, wit, and surprise jokes can be found when you play this game!

Time Needed: usually an hour or so

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just make sure to have a couple of Apples to Apples games and make teams!

Why You’ll Love It:  This is a game that requires that everyone get the measure of the other people at the table to play the right cards. You will learn a lot about your teammates playing this game!

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of the board game, which is around $20.

Team Outing and Events Ideas

If you really want to get your team out of their natural habitat, try one of the many options below (ranging from the easy to more time- and location-dependent).

59. Mystery Dinner Theater

What could be better for team building than dinner plus a murder mystery? The mystery dinner theater offering in your local area could be the perfect venue for your employees to try their hands at detective work, while having fun with one another in a new, dynamic setting.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: can be limited due to the size of the script and number of available roles

How to Get Started: Find a local spot that hosts this event and then contact them to schedule.

Why You’ll Love it: This activity includes everything from acting skills, to problem-solving thinking and teamwork. It is a very memorable experience and your team will love it!

What it Costs: Can be a little spendy since there is a meal involved as well as costumes and other details. These activities often cost about $100 per person minimum.

60. Out to Lunch with a Team Lunch

go out for a team lunch for bonding

This option is so easy that it should be a part of any team’s regular rotation of team building events! Identify a restaurant that’s either a team favorite or a close and convenient venue, and schedule a lunch outing for your team! It’s great for facilitating engaging conversation (work-related or not) and it’s a great way to break up the workday.

Time Needed: usually just an hour

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Have your team pick the place and then head out! Consider grabbing reservations on Resy or OpenTable. Not sure where to go? Checkout Eater for trending hot spots.

Why You’ll Love it:  Heading out for a meal gives you a break from your desk and a chance to talk and connect.

What it Costs: Varies but you can set a budget of about $50 a person or less if you want to keep things frugal. Make sure that you are clear about which menu items will not be covered if you need to limit costs.

61. Team Building VR

Virtual reality is changing many a corporate process, and team building is no exception. It offers a robust and low-stakes way of putting your employees into a new and intriguing situation to see how they’ll interact with one another and any additional challenges you want to incorporate. 

Don’t be afraid to explore virtual reality (or augmented reality) as it offers an unmatched level of flexibility and options for instruction, team building, and employee training. Check out teambuildingvr.com to see what this is all about.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: You will need to find a company that brings the equipment to your location or you can head to a VR studio. If you want to invest in some VR gear for the office, checkout Oculus.

Why You’ll Love it:  VR is still a pretty new experience and your teams will love getting to try this new video gaming style activity out.

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of admission for your team, which can run from $25-100/person, or of rentals for a VR location.

62. Thirsty Thursday

thirsty thursday events for team building

Thursday is a great day of the workweek, as most people are getting ready for the final day before the weekend, and it’s also a great day for happy hour. The Thirsty Thursday moniker probably came from a college campus somewhere, but it doesn’t mean that gainfully employed adults won’t also appreciate a work-sponsored Thirsty Thursday happy hour outing.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just find a location everyone likes and make a plan to go there!

Why You’ll Love it:  Unwinding is always a great bonding activity and your teams will enjoy getting to just catch up and chat about things not related to work.

What it Costs: Very affordable and you can offer to pay for the first drink and then state that the rest is up to the team to pay for as they continue to hang out.

63.

Sparkling, Red or White? Visit a Winery

A winery offers both an idyllic setting and delicious wines, and the combination of these two things provides the perfect backdrop for a team outing. Your team can learn a bit about wine and the local terroir (the flavor of the land which is imbued into the wine) and enjoy pleasant conversations with the other attendees.

Time Needed: half day to full day

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Pick a winery and arrange transportation. Check out the best wineries in the Northeast, East Coast, and West Coast as a starting point.

Why You’ll Love It:  Wine tastings are really fun events and the ambiance of the winery makes for an added sense of fun and interest as you enjoy this group activity.

What it Costs: Around $20-100 per person. Usually the cost of transportation for the day or afternoon and potentially some costs associated with tastings.

64. Go to Disneyland (literally)

Everyone loves a theme park! Whether a roller coaster junkie or a Ferris wheel fan, setting your team loose on a theme park is a great way to provide a change of scenery and cultivate a positive attitude within the team.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Pick your park and decide how much park access you want your team to have or let them run wild! Check out the best theme parks in the U.S. to see if any are nearby.

Why You’ll Love it:  Theme parks offer it all! There are exciting rides for the daredevils on your team and sedate things to do for those who do not want to go on a rollercoaster or other wild ride.

What it Costs: Typically $20-100/person for the cost of admission for your team. Can be more if you actually go to Disney World.

65. Hit a Hole-in-One with a Golf Outing

playing golf for team building

With the rising popularity of places that offer golf in smaller chunks (like TopGolf), golfing is enjoying a comeback in populations that previously had a minimal interest. With mini-golf, driving ranges, and these new, gamified golfing options, there’s something for everyone on or near the greens.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Pick a golf location and you can take your teams with the promise that they can pick and choose the kinds of golf they want to try!

Why You’ll Love it:  Golf courses and mini golf are very fun and your teams will enjoy the chance to be outside, chat, and do a fun activity together.

What it Costs: $5-10 for mini-golf or $15-100 for 9 and 18 hole courses.

66. Run a 5K

If you’ve got a large athletic contingent in your office, a 5K or other organized run is a great way to inspire the group to collaborate (and compete) with training and day-of competition. It takes team building to a new level of organization and planning!

Time Needed: Can do most in a few hours including pre-race time, but might be good to make a full day and include post-race activities.

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: You can plan your own run for just your team, or your team can take part in an already organized run.

Why You’ll Love it: 5K runs are just short enough to be fun and everyone will enjoy getting a t-shirt or a medal for their efforts!

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of a place in the race for each team member which can be anywhere from $45-$200 in some cases.

67. Raise the Fitness Level with a Walkathon

team building with a walkathon

A walkathon serves a dual purpose: you can get your employees out into a new venue to interact with one another, and you can raise money for a great cause! Most cities have walkathons occurring on a regular basis, so do a little research and plan a walkathon outing for your team.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Organize your own walkathon or have your team join one that is already set up.

Why You’ll Love it:  Walking is fun and offers a great chance for teams to chat and catch up without getting too out of breath.

What it Costs: Typically free.

68. Live Like a Local

This is a great way to learn more about your local area (for both you and your team!). Challenge your people to find the best new places in the city, and then debrief everyone’s experience in a group setting (in a Top Chef-Esque review process). It’s a fun way of seeing everyone’s taste while also fostering communication in a new way.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just make a list of sites to check in to, using a collaborative Google Map, and then send your teams out to have fun!

Why You’ll Love it:  This kind of activity requires communication, collaboration, and also some strategy. Plus it's fun!

What it Costs: Typically free.

69. Bowl a 7-10 Split at Lucky Strike Lanes

The ‘thwock’ of a bowling ball hitting a pin (or pins, if you’re lucky) is utterly satisfying, no matter who you are. A bowling alley is a phenomenal venue for a team outing, as it’s easy to chat in the downtime between turns, and it’s a locale that brings out the best and most relaxed version of every employee.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: varies

How to Get Started: Rent a local bowling outlet for a few hours and have your teams come to the location for some fun! You should especially consider places like LuckyStrike which have modernized the bowling event experience with food, drinks and entertainment.

Why You’ll Love it:  Just like ping pong, this is a fun old fashioned way to connect and enjoy some group bonding!

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of admission for your team which should run about $15-$50 with shoe rentals included.

70. Say Hello to Monet at a Museum

A museum is a great cultural experience, and it’s often something that likely isn’t visited often (even by those who have been locals their entire lives). Everyone likes having a reason to go to a museum, and a corporate team build outing is a perfect excuse to get your group out and into a new realm of art, science, history, or whatever else your local area’s museum scene has to offer.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: If you live by lots of museums, you can ask your team which one they want to visit and then plan a day! Start with some of the best museums in the world or some of the best museums in the U.S. to see if any are nearby.

Why You’ll Love it:  Museums are always very enjoyable and there is so much to do and see that your teams will have lots of things to discuss and bond over.

What it Costs: Typically around $15-50/person for the cost of admission for your team.

71. Have Lunch with a Lion at the Zoo

A zoo provides a great mix of exotic animals and the great outdoors - both of which are great elements to include in a team build outing! Regardless of the size of the zoo, it’ll undoubtedly contain animals that are new to at least a subset of your group. As an added bonus, you can create a scavenger hunt for your team to complete while visiting the animals.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Pick a zoo and ask about experiences with unique animals or just head over for a fun day of walking around and seeing all the animals! Many zoos have corporate offices that cater specifically to team building events.

Why You’ll Love it:  The zoo is always a lot of fun and there is so much to see and learn that your teams will have a ton of fun!

What it Costs: Around $30-50/person for the cost of admission for your team. More if you’re going to host an actual event at the zoo.

72. Climb to New Heights on a Rock Wall

Indoor rock wall climbing might not have as much of a danger factor as the outdoor kind, but it’s much better suited to a corporate or other team building event. It forces people out of their physical comfort zone while relying on teamwork and communication to get everyone to the top (which is quite an exciting accomplishment).

Time Needed: A few hours.

Number of People: 5-25 in most cases.

How to Get Started: Find your local climbing gym and ask about them hosting your team.

Why You’ll Love it:  Rock climbing requires patience and strategy and your teams will work together to support one another as they take on this task.

What it Costs: Generally $20-30/person.

73. Get in Sync with Dance Lessons

Even if people protest at first, they will have lots of fun with this activity. You will enjoy bringing your team together over shared occasions to learn new dances and they will have a lot of fun socializing and learning a new skill.

Time Needed: 1-2 hours

Number of People: 2-20 groups are best

How to Get Started: Pick a dance studio to go to, or have an instructor come in to teach your group at a set location of your choosing. There are also many virtual and online dance classes available these days.

Why You’ll Love it:  Dance is innately a community function and your teams will have so much fun dancing and learning together.

What it Costs: Varies depending on the instructor, but typically $50-100/person for an hour of instruction.

Fun Team Building Activities - Emphasis on Fun

If you want to focus more on a purely fun evening, rather than one which incorporates more formal business- and collaborative- elements, look no further than the suggestion list below.

74. Let Loose with Karaoke Night

Stories from karaoke night are always legendary because the setting elicits a feeling of fearlessness from all attendees (who definitely have at least one favorite karaoke song that will be named with only minor encouragement). Coupled with the drinks that are usually present, it’s a way to get your team together without having to focus on specific and tactical ‘team building’ elements.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: You can head to a location in your local area that offers this fun activity or you might want to rent the equipment and arrange your own event! Checkout the best karaoke bars in America to see if any are in your area.

Why You’ll Love it: Karaoke is fun and silly and your team members who were in choir as kids will have so much fun showing off their chops!

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of admission, a table, or rental of a karaoke machine which is often about $50.

75. Bounce Around at a Trampoline Park

Trampolines represent the freedom of childhood for many, and that feeling doesn’t easily go away. Visiting a trampoline park with your team is a fast way to bring out their childhood exuberance for an afternoon of laughs and bounces. You can integrate intentional team building or collaborative exercises if you’d like, or you can let things be - either way, people will enjoy themselves.

Time Needed: 1-3 hours

Number of People: Groups of 5-50 are usually best

How to Get Started: Go to your local trampoline park as a small group, or rent the entire gym just for your team! Take a look at the list of the best trampoline parks in the world to see if any are in your area.

Why You’ll Love it:  Trampoline activities are really fun and your teams will love messing around on the various trampolines and climbing the climbing wall or falling into the foam pit.

What it Costs: Usually $20-40/person for the cost of admission for your team.

76. Throwback Movie Night

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Everyone knows the movie classics that always draw a crowd, so use that in your favor with some snacks and beverages and watch the RSVPs come in. Movies are a really low-stakes way of getting a team together (especially a new team), so it’s great as a more introductory, yet fun, team build activity.

Time Needed: 120 minutes on average

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Send out a poll asking for suggestions or voting on the movie or movie that will be watched then plan a day for the movie night! If you want to start with a short list, take a look at the 37 of the best classic films ever made for inspiration. If you want to host an outdoor movie night in the summer, you can pick up movie projection screens and a projector for around $100-200 total, which could be a good investment for the office for future use.

Why You’ll Love it: Movies are a really fun way to stop worrying about work and think about fun instead. Your teams will love the chance to hang out and just enjoy an experience.

What it Costs: Cost of an iTunes movie rental, Netflix subscription, projector and projector screen (if you’re interested), and snacks. Usually, $5-10 for a rental + $100-200 for projector/screen + $40 in snacks.

77. Axe Throwing

Yes, oddly enough, axe throwing has worked its way back into the mainstream as a socially acceptable and celebrated activity! Many venues in your local area likely offer axe throwing in a safe and fun environment, and there’s usually at least a beer or two involved. Get the brave, wannabe-lumberjacks from your team and head out for some good old-fashioned Viking fun in the name of team bonding.

Time Needed: 1-3 hours

Number of People: Small groups of 5-20 are usually best, but many will do corporate events up to 150 people.

How to Get Started: Similar to other team building activities, you need to first see if any axe throwing locations are available in your area, like Urban Axes, and schedule a date/time for your team. Other popular axe throwing companies include Bad Axes, Bury The Hatchet, and Kick Axe. You might also just be able to drop into a place that offers this activity, but these can be surprisingly booked up so make sure you check in advance.

Why You’ll Love It:  This is a really unique and fun way to spend an afternoon and your teams will love the unusual nature of this activity.

What it Costs: Around $35-45/person.

78. Bike (or Road) Rally

A great way to combine physical activity with a mental challenge is to facilitate a bike rally scavenger hunt, where participants need to bike around a specific area and either find hidden objects or meet specific challenges.

Time Needed: Anywhere from a few hours to a week-long event or more.

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: If you have lots of bike owners on your team, you can just invite them to partake in this activity. You might have to rent bikes for some of your teammates.

Why You’ll Love it:  Scavenger hunts are always fun and biking is a great and approachable activity that everyone can have fun doing!

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of a bike share rental for some people and organizing a scavenger with a company like Scavify.

Team Building Activities for College Students

Although all of the activities mentioned thus far are relevant for college students as well as working professionals, there are a few additional activities that cater more exclusively to this audience.

79. Organize a Student Kickball Game

As mentioned earlier, kickball is a fun way of getting people to come together with a common goal of kickball domination.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Plan the event and grab a kickball if you don’t have one!

Why You’ll Love it:  This is a classic game that everyone knows how to play and it is a great way for your students to bond.

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of the equipment if you do not have it. This might be anywhere from about $50-$100.

80. Go Team, Go!

The benefit of a college campus is that there’s likely to be one (if not more) college sporting events happening each day. Getting a group together to go cheer on one of your college sports teams is a great way to get students to bond in a loud and festive environment. You can also amp up the fun by seeing who can demonstrate the most school spirit based on what they wear to the game!

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Give your students tickets and some foam fingers and turn them loose!

Why You’ll Love it:  School sporting events are very fun and your students will love being offered the chance to head to one as a group to have fun.

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of admission for your team, which can range anywhere from $20-100+/person depending on the sport and popularity of the particular college and game.

81. Board Game Night

have a board game night for team building

Board games are finding new life with the college crowd, so capitalize on this trend and host an evening of friendly competition where all are welcome.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just plan a day and bring some classic board games to the meeting location! There are also newer and trendier games always popping up like Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity if you want to provide an alternative to the classics.

Why You’ll Love It:  There is a lot of inherent teamwork in board games. Your students will have lots of fun playing these games and getting to know one another.

What it Costs: Usually free or up to $20 for any new games you want to purchase.

82. Throwback Video Game Night

Old video games are coming back into the mainstream, so get your hands on an old console (like Sega or Super Nintendo) and invite your students in for an old-school gaming tournament!

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Check out the 100 best video games of all time and wrangle up some of the games. Bring some gaming systems like Sega or Super Nintendo and make sure that everyone who has games brings them. You also have the option of using emulators to play the old-style games online using your modern computer.

Why You’ll Love It:  This is always really fun for students who grew up loving old gaming systems that they have not played in years. There will be lots of discussion and fun for all.

What it Costs: Usually free.

83. Meet Your Faculty Mixer

Faculty members are an important part of the student experience on campus, and providing structured opportunities for students and faculty to interact is an effective way of increasing student retention and academic performance.

Time Needed: 1-2 hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Pick a location and host food or drinks that are catered for this event. Get some inspiration for networking event ideas if you want to get a bit more creative. There are also some great tips for hosting student networking events available online that include ideas for promoting the event and following up with the event attendees afterwards.

Why You’ll Love It:  This can be a great and relaxed way for students to meet and get to know their teachers and faculty.

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of food and drink. This can be about $200-$1,000 for large groups.

84. Hemingway (Book) Club

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There’s a lot of reading that happens as part of the college experience, but students also like to read things that fall outside of what’s being assigned in their various courses. Find a trending book, and get some folks together to talk about it!

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Pick the first book from either the New York Times Best Seller list or from a list of the 100 most popular classics and invite your teams to join you for some reading and commentary! Check out Penguin Random House’s great tips for hosting in-person and virtual book clubs for more details and ideas on how to get started.

Why You’ll Love it:  Books are great conversation starters and it can be really enlightening to see how everyone else feels about a book that you are reading with them.

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of books but usually free.

85. Lo-Fi Social Network

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This is a great icebreaker for a large group, as it tasks everyone with demonstrating how everyone is connected based on existing relationships and other historical aspects (e.g., where they went to school). It’s a great way to virtually diagram the landscape of people, so ensure you have plenty of paper to cover it all.

Time Needed: usually an hour or so

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just invite your students and provide them with drawing supplies!

Why You’ll Love it:  Figuring out common ground can be a great icebreaker and many students will love the chance to be creative at the same time as meeting new people.

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of some art supplies, so you can budget about $50 for this.

86. Short Form Video Competition

competitive team building activities

College students love digital media, and they get excited at the opportunity to create a short film or video as part of a broader competition. Come up with the video topic and timeframe parameters, and you’ll be amazed at what gets turned in.

Time Needed: Depends whether you want to put a time limit on it for make it a longer project.

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Set the parameters of the competition - submission dates, prizes, etc. Take a look at Carnegie Mellon University’s film competition for a template. If you want to do something a bit smaller in scale inside of a day just provide some similar parameters to have students produce a quick short. You’ll be surprised at the quality of films that can be produced using just an iPhone. With just some basic apps, students can make their films look like Hollywood-quality projects.

Why You’ll Love it:  Creativity makes for lasting bonds and your students will have a ton of fun working together and getting to know one another.

What it Costs: Typically just the cost of any kind of supportive tech that you offer for this activity. You can use a phone and a free editing app or you might want to buy a camera and some other supplies. Budget anywhere from $50-$400 depending on your needs.

Holiday Team Building Activities

Holiday bonding experiences come complete with built-in themes based on the holiday itself. All you need to do is supply the fun activities and the mood is complete!

87. Virtual Christmas Cookie Tasting Tournament

festive team building activities

This can be an easy way for your teams to display their wares and have people vote on how good they look! They might be tasting these items with one another, but cookies that are decorated can be fun to view and comment on. There are plenty of other virtual holiday event ideas too if you aren’t into the cookie tasting concept.

Time Needed: A few days advance for baking and a few hours for tasting.

Number of People: The more the merrier!

How to Get Started: Just invite your teams and set a date for the judging! Perhaps provide some holiday cookie recipes for inspiration.

Why You’ll Love it:  This is a fun way to connect virtual teams and give them the chance to get into the holiday spirit!

What it Costs: Free except for any baking budgets or prize options.

88. Holiday Decorating Contest

holiday team building activities

This is a really fun way to get your team into the holiday mood while also offering them a fun task to make time for each day at work. Let your teams decorate their unique areas with themed decor and watch the holiday come to life all around you!

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Give your teams a judging date for their work and then let them take their work hours to provide updates to their decor over the next week or so. You’ll find tons of holiday decorating inspo on Pinterest to help get the juices flowing.

Why You’ll Love It:  This can be a really fun way to transform the office into a holiday fun space and your teams will love the chance to be creative and get into the holiday mood.

What it Costs: Free usually.

89. Holiday Spirit Volunteering

Volunteering can be a great way to bond as a group and there are always lots of chances to do so around the holidays! Food drives, toy drives, assisting shelters and even helping build toys for children are all wonderful ways to help during the holiday season.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Pick a charity, a soup kitchen, or another outlet that offers volunteering opportunities and work with them to bring your team into the fold. There are plenty of unique opportunities available for helping during the holiday season.

Why You’ll Love It:  This is a great way to give back and also bond as a team at the same time.

What it Costs: Free

90. Holiday Movie Night

What team wouldn’t enjoy sitting down to watch Rudolph or Elf? You can pick a movie or have your team vote on the movie and then sit down for some candy corn or some candy canes and a movie break.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Decide on the movie by either narrowing it down from the top holiday movie lists or provide a poll for people to choose from. You can either host the movie indoors in your office using a big screen or projector setup, or you can go big by renting out an entire AMC theater for your group.

Why You’ll Love It:  Movie nights are a great way to let your team kick back and have fun while getting into the holiday spirit.

What it Costs: Typically very low cost. Might need to budget about $20-$50.

91. Secret Santa

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This is an easy and fun way to make sure that everyone gets a little something for the holidays. 

Time Needed: An hour or so.

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Assign everyone a secret Santa by drawing names from a hat and then make sure that everyone knows what the spending limit is! Check out some great Secret Santa gift ideas to help find the perfect gift.

Why You’ll Love it:  It feels good to give gifts on the holidays and your team will love the chance to have a little fun with gift-giving.

What it Costs: Free to host. $20-50 budget for gifts for people.

92. White Elephant

This zany activity is a lot of fun and your team will laugh very hard at some of the silly and terrible gifts that they are given during this game.

Time Needed: usually just a couple of hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Explain that this is a gift-giving event where you give terrible gifts to your teammates on purpose anonymously. Set a date for the exchange and you are done! There are tons of great white elephant gift ideas available online.

Why You’ll Love it:  This is a silly way to have a lot of fun at the holidays without the pressure of buying the perfect gift for your teammates.

What it Costs: Free or there might be a small cost related to gift-giving.


5-minute Team Building Activities

Quick team building activities can be great ways to foster team connectedness on the fly or as icebreakers for other larger events. 

93. Paper Tower Challenge

For this quick team building activity, have your teams build the tallest tower that they can in five minutes. The tallest tower that stands without assistance wins!

Time Needed: 5 minutes 

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Just explain the goal and let your teams get to work. They will see right away how hard it is to build a tower of this size without working together!

Why You’ll Love It:  This is a simple activity that clearly shows how much communication matters!

What it Costs: Free.

94. Back-to-Back Stand Up

This is a fun physical challenge that requires almost no space and there is no prep. Pair off your teams and have them sit on the floor with their arms linked behind their backs at the elbow. You will quickly see how hard it is to get up when you are back to back without teamwork! 

Time Needed: 5 minutes 

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Just explain how this works or demonstrate it to your teams. They will catch on quickly and then they can try and figure out how to do this activity themselves!

Why You’ll Love It: This is both a physical and a mental challenge and it requires communication that is not face to face. Forcing your teams to work through this kind of challenge can help them to work together more effectively.

What it Costs: Free.

95. Get them Sharing with Show and Tell

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This activity was fun in grade school and it's still fun now!

Time Needed: 5 minutes 

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Invite your team and have everyone talk briefly about their weekend or their month, or have them bring in items to show and tell about.

Why You’ll Love It:  Having your teams bring in items they are proud of or talk about things they have done recently is a great way to bond.

What it Costs: Free.

96. Bring Back the Lost Art of Pen Pals

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The written word can form lasting bonds for your teammates.

Time Needed: 5 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Assign everyone a pen pal and let them write to one another for 5 minutes once a week. 

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to foster quick and effective communication between your team members.

What it Costs: Free

97. Develop and Share Everyone's Bucket List

This is a great way to get your teams talking about their personal lives and goals.

Time Needed: 5 minutes

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Invite your teams to make their bucket list and then discuss!

Why You’ll Love It:  This is a simple way for your teams to get together and learn about one another.

What it Costs: Free

Virtual Team Building Activities, Exercises, and Ideas

If your team can’t meet in person, they can use these activities to bond online!

Virtual and Remote Team Building Activities

Virtual connection making is becoming very important as more and more people work from home, and these fun activities can help your remote teams to stay connected with one another despite the distance between them.

98. Virtual Scavenger Hunt

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It can be easy to set up a virtual scavenger hunt online using apps like Scavify. This is an awesome way to connect your teams for some fun that does not require much preparation on your part!

Time Needed: You can make this a short event over a few hours or a longer activity over the course of a week or months.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Use Scavify’s turn-key templates or customize your own. Build your hunt online and launch it for anyone to play anywhere remotely.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a really fun way to get your teams working on shared goals and finishing tasks with strategy and problem solving skills.

What it Costs: Varies so you should check with the app or the team that is planning your hunt. If you want to offer up prizes and other benefits for winning the game, you can budget about $100-$500 for the whole activity. 

99. The Salesman

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In this silly game, someone is designated the salesman and they are given a product to sell. They will need to pitch this often silly product to everyone else with convincing skill.

Time Needed: An hour or so

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just plan a date and assign people silly items to sell.

Why You’ll Love it: This activity requires that your teams plan a sales pitch on the fly and work on their communication skills while still having fun.

What it Costs: Free.

100. Get to Know Meme

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This is a fun way to host a chat discussion or an email thread that will bring your teams together for some fun bonding. All you need is a meme with a question on it and you are set!

Time Needed: Super short

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Just pick a meme or design your own meme that asks a question like, “Mayonnaise or Ketchup?” and then send it out to get replies!

Why You’ll Love it: People feel an immediate bond over shared likes and dislikes and this activity will bring your teams together for easy virtual fun and opinion sharing.

What it Costs: Free.

101. Virtual Pub Crawl

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Instead of crawling from pub to pub, you will just have everyone join a meeting with a drink and then you will shop through new websites as a group during the meeting. Discuss the websites or any topic that comes to mind as you hang out with your coworkers.

Time Needed: An hour or so is good

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Just create a meeting and invite everyone to bring a drink!

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to get everyone on your team talking and to offer up a relaxed environment for chatting and debate.

What it Costs: Free.

102. Dance Party

This can be a really fun way to get everyone together in a fun way with no pressure. Make sure that everyone who joins the party has their webcams on and then enjoy!

Time Needed: 1-2 hours is usually sufficient

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Just set up a Zoom or FaceTime meeting and invite everyone to join in for a dance session. You can also set up a virtual dance party playlist in advance or ask your participants to collaborate on the playlist. Check out other great ideas for how to throw a virtual dance party.

Why You’ll Love it: There is nothing more lighthearted than dancing and you will love getting to have fun with your team in this way.

What it Costs: Free.

103. Compliment Circle

This activity works really well for online connection building. You can create a chat circle or you can send out an email that starts the ball rolling. Everyone will need to jump in and compliment at least one person in the thread.

Time Needed: A few minutes to an hour

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Just set up a chat channel or an email thread and start out with the first compliment!

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to help team morale and offer people the chance to connect over positive things instead of problems that need to be solved.

What it Costs: Free.

Zoom Team Building Activities, Games, and Ideas for Conference Calls

Zoom calls can get a bit dry sometimes, but these fun activities will make that an impossible outcome for your and your Zoom Team!

104. Take Your Team on a Home Tour

This is a simple activity and everyone can take turns showing off their home in their webcam if they are comfortable. Part of the fun is when things actually go wrong like in these funny Zoom fails.

Time Needed: 30-90 minutes depending how many people share their home tour

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Just ask if anyone wants to share and then let them get to it!

Why You’ll Love it: It can be easy to forget that there are real people behind the emails and chats that we have all day at work, but this activity reminds us of this fact.

What it Costs: Free.

105. Connect over a Coffee Chat

If your team is getting together in the mornings, pick a morning meeting once in a while to be a coffee and chat meeting instead.

Time Needed: 5-30 minutes usually

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Pick a day for your morning or afternoon coffee break and invite everyone to jump in and chat. If you’re leading the conversation, come up with a few starter questions in advance to kick things off.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to remind everyone that they do work with a team of other humans who are also desirous of human connection and bonding.

What it Costs: Free.

106. Virtual Happy Hour

Just like coffee and chat, this is a fun way to host a virtual event where everyone picks up their favorite drink and has a little online catch up session.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Just plan a date and invite people to drink their favorite cocktail! You’ll also want to set the platform you’ll be using and perhaps even design a virtual happy hour menu.

Why You’ll Love it: Group bonding does not have to be tough to facilitate online and this activity will prove that this is the case in spades.

What it Costs: Free.

107. Arm’s Reach Show and Tell

bring your team together with a show and tell activity

This can be a really fun way to get people talking on a Zoom meeting. Just have everyone grab something off their desk and tell the group about it!

Time Needed: 30-60 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just invite the first person to show and tell and enjoy the discussion that arises from it!

Why You’ll Love It: This is a really simple icebreaker that is very effective.

What it Costs: Free.

108. Tap in Imagination with Exciting Pencil

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This fun game lets your team use their imagination to create scenarios that are silly and wonderful. Have them grab a nearby object, or yes, even a pencil. Instruct them to tell you the exciting story surrounding this pencil and make sure that the tales are larger than life!

Time Needed: 30-60 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just explain how the game works and then let everyone get started!

Why You’ll Love it: This is a really simple activity that leads to lots of laughs and fun. Everyone will enjoy this game.

What it Costs: Free.

109. Virtual Online Games

There are many ways to host online gaming. You can use Jackbox games or certain apps, but there is no shortage of games that you can invite your team to play together in a zoom meeting.

Time Needed: 30 minutes to a few hours

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just plan a date and have everyone jump into their favorite game!

Why You’ll Love It: This activity is easy to organize and creates lots of fun opportunities for bonding as a team!

What it Costs: Free or very low cost.

Best Social Distancing Team Building Activities

We can’t always get together in person these days, but you can still make sure your teams have a chance to bond together long distance!

110. Complete Challenges with a Virtual Scavenger Hunt

social distancing team building ideas

This is always a fun activity and it is really easy to organize online!

Time Needed: A few hours to even full and multi-day

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Figure out what activities you want your teams to complete virtually and then host an online meeting for the scavenger hunt to commence!

Why You’ll Love It: These are always great activities for making sure that people are thinking creatively as well as working together as a team.

What it Costs: Varies depending on the group that is planning or hosting. If you are creating the game yourself, it can be free.

111. Bond Over Books with a Kindle Club

Online book readers unite! This can be a great way for your employees to come together even long-distance. Kindle books are affordable and your team can read almost anything on Kindle these days. Your team can connect long-distance and bond over books.

Time Needed: Usually ongoing and just requires passive reading time

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just invite your teams to make a Kindle club and then get together to discuss your reading for the month.

Why You’ll Love It: People who love books love to bond over them but your team members who are not as book savvy might really enjoy working together to discuss and enjoy books topics.

What it Costs: Free.

112. Act it Out with Charades

This can be really easy for your team to play online. You will just need to create teams and then let them try and guess one another’s charade subjects!

Time Needed: 30-60 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just pick a date and make teams!

Why You’ll Love It: This is always a lot of fun and it can be even more creative when you are limited to sitting at a desk! You will love the laughs and engagement that this activity creates.

What it Costs: Free.

113. Play "Things"

simple team building activities

This is a really simple game that involves everyone coming up with discussion topics that must start with the word “things”. An example might be, “Things my dog likes to try to eat”. The circle will all discuss and you can use a timer to declare that someone else needs to start a new topic.

Time Needed: 30-60 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: This is an easy game to explain and it is even easier to play. You can just explain the principle of the game and let everyone get started playing!

Why You’ll Love it: This activity is very fun and requires almost no setup or explanation.

What it Costs: Free.

114. Prompt a Movie Discussion

movie based team building ideas

This is a lot like a book club. Have your teams watch an agreed-upon movie and then they can meet to discuss. This is a great way to get your teams chatting about things that are not stressful that they can have a lively debate about.

Time Needed: 30-60 minutes typically

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just make sure that everyone has access to the movie in question and then make sure that you create a set day and time for them to talk about it. It’s that simple!

Why You’ll Love It: This activity is a great way to make sure that your teams are having fun on a daily basis as they watch the movie and then they can have fun again as they discuss.

What it Costs: Free.

Icebreakers

It can be hard to get people to start talking, but these activities will make sure that you get the ball rolling with ease!

Icebreaker Games

115. Whipser Down the Lane with Telephone

This is an old but familiar game for some people. Just tell one person a phrase and then have them whisper it to the person next to them. Have that person whisper to the next person and so on. The end result of the understood phrase can often be very funny and well off the mark!

Time Needed: about 5 minutes.

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just pick a phrase and share it with the person next to you. Enjoy the silly ending of the game!

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great example of how easy it is to lose things in translation and how much communication matters for teams.

What it Costs: Free.

116. Match Pairs with Thelma and Lousie

This is a funny game that can get people talking and help people to start talking. Create pairs of words like Thelma and Louise that just go together. Tape one-half of the saying on the back of each pair and then send them out to talk to one another. They will need to figure out what their pair is for their phrase as well as find out what is written on their back.

Time Needed: about 10 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just write or print out the pairs of words and then tape them onto people’s backs. The rest is up to your teams.

Why You’ll Love it: This is a great way to get people talking and brainstorming and they will need to circulate to find the other half of their pair of words.

What it Costs: Free.

117. Make the Boring Fun with Office Trivia

This is a great way to affirm some business policies and office policies without making your employees feel like they are being forced to learn boring information that does not apply to them. No one enjoys learning about company policy, for using it as an office trivia game and rewarding the winners with a prize can be a fun way to make sure that everyone is on the same page.

Time Needed: about a half hour.

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just plan out your questions and ask them to your teams. Track correct answers to find the winner!

Why You’ll Love it: There is no easy and fun way to offer up office training in most circumstances but this game will make the process a lot of fun and your teams will be much more likely to remember the answers when they are learned in a fun way.

What it Costs: Free.

118. Go Around the Room with Ball Toss

This is a great icebreaker that requires no skill to accomplish and helps people to learn one another’s names. You simply bring a small, soft ball to the meeting and offer it to the first person standing in a circle. Have them say their name and toss the ball to the next person who says their name and tosses the ball to the next person and so on.

Time Needed: about 15 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just pick a soft ball and toss it to the first person in the team. If they have had the process explained to them they can take it from there!

Why You’ll Love it: This activity is physical as well as being simple and will help people to learn one another’s names.

What it Costs: Free.

119. Draw Your Coat of Arms

This fun activity asks your teams to draw a quick coat of arms that contains information about their lives, their personal goals or any other topic that you think is relevant. Everyone shares at the end of five or ten minutes of planning and drawing.

Time Needed: about a half-hour

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started:Just invite everyone to draw their coat of arms and when the time period for drawing is up, they can share and talk about what they made.

Why You’ll Love it: This activity taps into creative skills as well as offering a chance for everyone to get to know one another easily.

What it Costs: Free.

120. This or That?

question games for team building

This simple game offers everyone the chance to pick one of two options that are offered. You might say, “Chocolate or Sour candy?” and then see what everyone picks

Time Needed: About 5-15 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: This one requires nothing more in the way of preparation than planning what questions to ask your teams.

Why You’ll Love It: This activity can tell you a lot about people’s likes and dislikes as well as creating a chance to get people talking.

What it Costs: Free.

121. Never Have I Ever

simple games for team building

This is a simple game that can be modified for most size groups as well as virtual groups.

Time Needed: 15 minutes to 30 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Have everyone hold out five fingers and then start listing off activities. Whoever has done the least of these items wins!

Why You’ll Love It: This activity actually shows teammates or attendees a lot about one another in a quick and easy way!

What it Costs: Free.

Zoom Icebreakers

122. Five Finger Game

ice breaker team building ideas

This is a really fun game that can be done with a large group or with a small group. It's an easy icebreaker, but it can be a fun thing to do with a group that already knows one another that just need to reconnect.

Time Needed: 15 minutes or so

Number of People: unlimited 

How to Get Started: Just come up with some fun questions and have your team hold up five fingers. Ask questions like, “Has been to the beach in the last two weeks” and then wait for everyone to put down a finger if they have done the activity. The person with the most fingers up or down wins.

Why You’ll Love it: This is a really great game to get people talking and to help break the ice for a new team or a team that is meeting virtually. 

What it Costs: Free.


123. One Word Game

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Break your attendees up into small groups and task them to come up with one word to describe something. Everyone can have the same topic or unique ones.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just plan questions to ask and then let your teams come up with an agreed-upon answer!

Why You’ll Love It: This activity requires no prep and lets your teams discuss and get to know one another with ease.

What it Costs: Free.

124. Dogs or Cats?

one word team building games

This game is very easy and makes for a good icebreaker as it invites a lot of discussion. Start the conversation with something easy. Something like, “Which are you okay with erasing from existence, ketchup or mustard?” Make the questions progressively harder and see where the conversation goes! You will be surprised at how much talk you can generate with these kinds of questions.

Time Needed: 5 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just ask a comparative question and then sit back and let your teams have fun!

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great activity that will never get stale since there are so many opinions about which thing is the best between two items. Most people are always happy to argue their side of this kind of discussion, making it a great way to get everyone talking.

What it Costs: Free.

125. Simple Travel Question

team building activities for travel lovers

There are many ways to offer up this icebreaker, but everyone loves to travel, so it is easy to get everyone talking if you use travel as an icebreaker. Just ask the first person where they want to travel to someday and let them answer. Go around the circle and invite comments.

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just ask a travel-based question and let people start talking!

Why You’ll Love it: This activity is really fun for teams because everyone loves to talk about vacation and they will find lots of common ground easily.

What it Costs: Free.

126. Eye Spy

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If you have webcams activated, play this simple traveling game to get your teams talking in their virtual meeting.

Time Needed: 5-15 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Tell everyone that you spy something with your little eye that is visible in your webcam. Let people guess until they get the answer right and then have that person take the next turn.

Why You’ll Love It: This activity requires little effort and everyone will enjoy the chance to start talking about things that are stress-free.

What it Costs: Free.

Get to Know You Games

127. People Bingo

Pass out bingo cards with information on them like “been to another country” or “has blond hair”. Then you will send your teams out to meet one another and check off the boxes on their sheet! Have a prize for the first bingo.

Time Needed: 30-60 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just provide people bingo cards and then turn your team loose to engage with one another!

Why You’ll Love It: Even if your teams think they know one another, this kind of discussion will reveal things they never learned about teammates they have worked with for years.

What it Costs: Free.

128. Getting to Know You

getting to know your team through team building

For this game, you will give people a set list of questions and ask them to use a die to roll and answer the questions. You can have them skip repeat rolls or you can have everyone roll at least a few times and answer the questions in any order.

Time Needed: 15-30 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just provide a list of questions and the dice if you are in person. Check out 100 getting to know you questions to get started.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to make people feel less on the spot and to have them share common interests and information with one another.

What it Costs: Free.

129. Hobby Questions

team building activities about hobbies

Since everyone has hobbies or interests, this can be a great way for teams to get to know one another. Have everyone track who they have common interests with and then discuss at the end of the activity.

Time Needed: 5-30 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just ask people to keep track of who they have common ground with as everyone shares and then start the discussion!

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way for people to learn about one another and also break the ice and get talking. 

What it Costs: Free.

Virtual Icebreaker Games

130. Instagram Game

icebreaker games for team building

Have each person pick an Instagram photo that they think summarizes them and then share it with some discussion with the group.

Time Needed: 5-15 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just explain the activity and have someone start the process out before going around in a circle!

Why You’ll Love It: This activity helps people connect easily and quickly and visual means for creating bonds can be really helpful.

What it Costs: Free.

131. Would You Rather?

play would you rather for team building

Ask a simple set of questions like would you rather skydive or spelunk through a cave? Have your teams go around answering these questions as they get to know one another.

Time Needed: 15-30 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Plan some questions and then start the action off with the first one! Get started with this list of 250 would you rather qeustions.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to get people talking and learning all about one another with ease!

What it Costs: Free.

132. Can't Show Your Teeth

This is a really silly and fun icebreaker. Make sure that everyone can see everyone else in their webcams. Have the first person say their name and then pass it to the next person. The next person has to say the first person’s name and then their own. The catch with this game is that you cannot show your teeth. If you do show your teeth, you’re out!

Time Needed: 15 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Simply explain the game and have someone start out the circle!

Why You’ll Love It: This is a delightful and really fun activity that creates a lot of laughs right away.

What it Costs: Free.

Quick Icebreakers

133. Name That Tune!

Have some songs queued up and play them one at a time. See who can answer quickly and accurately each round.

Time Needed: 15-30 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Play some music and see who knows their musical genres and songs! Start with this list of 5,000 great song titles.

Why You’ll Love it: Activities like this are really fun and simple and foster communication easily.

What it Costs: Free.

134. Snowball Fight

Have everyone write some facts on a sheet of paper with their name. Have everyone roll up these sheets of paper into a ball and then start having a paper snowball fight. Hit a buzzer each round and have everyone grab a paper to read out loud. Each time someone does not have a paper at the end of a five-count, they are out!

Time Needed: 5-15 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Have participants write some info about themselves, roll it up, and start playing!

Why You’ll Love It: This is a very silly and fun activity that fosters an easy rapid-fire way to get to know one another.

What it Costs: Free.

135. Next!

Start the group out by having a person say a word like vanilla. The next person will say something like shake, and the word association continues around the circle until someone forgets the list and is out!

Time Needed: 5-20 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just explain the activity and have someone go first!

Why You’ll Love it: Your team will love this silly icebreaker and have a lot of laughs as the word association continues.

What it Costs: Free.

Fun Icebreaker Games

136. Bounce Around the Room with Beach Ball

This is an easy game to set up. You will need a beach ball and then your teams just need to keep the ball in the air. Each time someone drops it, they have to share about themselves before being out of the game.

Time Needed: 5-20 minutes

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Just invest in a beach ball and then get your team started! You can also write questions on the ball to have people answer specific questions.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a really fun and silly game that everyone will love.

What it Costs: Free.

137. Find It!

find it game for team building

This game can get people moving in a virtual meeting and it's a lot of silly fun. Have a list of common household items and then send people to race to find them. The first person back in their chair holding the item wins each round and the last one is out!

Time Needed: varies

Number of People: unlimited in most cases

How to Get Started: Explain the goal and then watch your teams have fun!

Why You’ll Love it: This activity requires that your teams plan a sales pitch on the fly and work on their communication skills while still having fun.

What it Costs: Free.

Team Building Ideas from Top Companies

If you’re ever in need of additional, specific team-building activity ideas, it can be wise to look to other high-profile companies in other industries for inspiration. They often have large teams with a broad reach and can build out an infrastructure that’s easy to adapt to a different space or employee demographic.

Zappos: Live Escape Game

Zappos has taken the escape room concept to a new level with their Live Escape Room, where one employee has been ‘kidnapped’ and is behind a locked door, requiring ingenuity and collaboration from the team trying to rescue him or her. You can adopt this model as your own, imbuing the challenges and clues with your own corporate values and culture.

Buffer: Offsite Work Retreats for Remote Teams

For teams that are spread across multiple locations, one great way to facilitate team bonding is to set aside time once or twice a year for all employees, from all locations, to meet up in one place (hopefully somewhere tropical or exotic) for a week of in-depth work, team-building, and fun. The cost of such an endeavor is definitely a consideration, but the value proposition cannot be overestimated.

Accenture: Social Clubs

Accenture has formalized a number of ways for employees to bond over common interests that transcend the workplace, like rowing, cooking, and singing. It’s a fantastic way to engage employees as a whole person (both for their work-life and social life) and deliver additional value as an employer.

Microsoft: Charity Bike Buildathon

Microsoft has partnered with organizations in various areas to build bicycles which are then given to local charitable organizations. It fosters a sense of purpose and progress while helping teams have fun and use their skills for the greater good. It’s a great option for large teams with a philanthropic objective because the teams can bond while they’re doing good work for the community.

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Team Building Activities FAQ

1. What are team building activities?

Team building activities harness the power of people’s interests, native skills, and curiosity to learn more about other teammates, solve problems, and grow as a group through shared activities.

2. What are virtual team building activities?

Virtual team building activities can be done through Zoom or other online meeting channels but still offer the same benefits as traditional in-person team building. Virtual team building offers the same benefits of bonding, shared experience, and skills growth as in-person experiences. 

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3. What are team building activities for work?

Work team building activities are done to increase team bonding and to improve shared team skill sets. Team building in the workplace can be a great way to increase team commitment, help with morale, and boost productivity. It can also be a great chance to increase skills and help with workflow improvements.

4. What are the benefits of team building activities?

Team building activities create lasting team connections and teach teams how to work together better. Team building can help to bridge gaps in understanding while also fostering skills improvement and team unity.

5. What are the goals of team building activities?

Team building can help your teams get to know one another, create lasting bonds, or teach them new skill sets and ways to work together more efficiently. Team building activities are designed to create conversation opportunities and to make sure that your teams feel connected and bonded with one another.

6. What are some good team building activities?

Team building activities like scavenger hunts, escape rooms, paint and sip, brewery tours, wine tastings, ropes courses, charity events, team lunches, and online games are a great way to for teams to learn and grow as a unit.

7. What are some fun team building activities?

Team building activities like scavenger hunts, team dinners, yoga classes, wine tastings, games in the office, camping, kayaking trips, and axe throwing are great to create the opportunity for a quick and easy morale boost.

8. What are the best team building activities?

The best team building activities will harness the power of fun and shared skills to create chances to grow and bond as a group. You always want to make sure that your team building activities include the right amount of fun as well as the right balance of skills training. Team building is a great way to create lasting bonds while teaching necessary skills in fun ways.

Top 10 Team Building Activities Overall

Activity Score Effort Price
Mobile Scavenger Hunt 9.5/10 Low $$
Escape Room 8/10 Low $$$
Go-Kart Racing 8.5/10 Low $$$
Brewery Tour 8.2/10 Low $$
Build Bikes for Charity 8.7/10 Med Free
Yoga Class 7.8/10 Med $$
Paint and Sip 8.0/10 Low $$
Cooking Class 7.5/10 Med $$
Goat Yoga 7.9/10 Low $$
TogGolf 7.9/10 Med $$$

Top 10 Team Building Activities For Work and Office

Activity Score Effort Price
Team Cook-Off 7.3/10 Med $$
Office Trivia 6.9/10 Low $
Catch Phrase 6.8/10 Low $
Office Jeopardy 6.6/10 Low Free
Office Debate 6.2/10 Med Free
iPhone Short Film 7.8/10 High Free
Memory Wall 5.9/10 Low $
#give-thanks Slack Channel 6.2/10 Low $
Innovation Fridays 8.2/10 High $$

Top 10 Corporate Team Building Activities

Activity Score Effort Price
Shark Tank 8.8/10 Med Free
Blindfold Tent Build 6.5/10 Med $
Professional Development Hackathon 7.9/10 High Free
Launch a Podcast 8.2/10 High $$$
Rent an MLB Park 8.4/10 High $$$$
Blind Retriever 5.5/10 Low Free
Untie the Knot 5.4/10 Low Free

Top 10 Outdoor Team Building Activities

Activity Score Effort Price
Kayaking Trip 9.0/10 Med $$
Kickball Game 7.2/10 Low $
Trip to the Beach 7.8/10 Low $
Camping Trip 7.2/10 High $
Ski Trip 8.0/10 Med $$$
Bonfire 7.0/10 Low $
Mountain Biking Tour 7.5/10 Med $$
Go to Baseball Game 7.2/10 Med $$
Softball Game 6.9/10 Low Free
Surfing Lessons 7.5/10 Med $$

Top 10 Virtual Team Building Activities

Activity Score Effort Price
Virtual Scavenger Hunt 9.5/10 Low $$
Virtual Escape Room 8/10 Low $$
Virtual Coffee Chat 6.8/10 Low Free
Virtual Happy Hour 6.7/10 Low Free
Virtual Online Games 6.5/10 Med Free
Virtual Yoga Class 6.9/10 Med $$
Virtual Meditation 6.9/10 Low $
Zoom Home Tour 6.5/10 Low Free
WFH Desk Makeover 6.4/10 Low $
Virtual Dance Party 6.4/10 Med Free

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