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87 Amazingly Fun Virtual Team Building Activities, Games & Ideas for Remote Teams in 2021

Published August 09, 2021

Virtual team building activities are now an essential tool for anyone managing remote teams in order to help maintain social connections, employee engagement, and team interaction.

As more and more of our lives are conducted online, it is increasingly difficult to get large groups of people together for personal activities or work functions. The ease with which we all used to get together and enjoy time to discuss, brainstorm, or just have fun have been limited by world events.

While it can be hoped that things will return to normal in the near future, for the moment, we are all still limited to doing much socializing, bonding, and interacting through online means. This means that schools, families, and workplaces are looking for the right ways to foster community feelings and deeper connections between the people they interact with online every day.

If you manage a remote team, oversee student activities or new student orientation, lead an organization, or are just trying to get coworkers together for a fun interactive activity, this list is for you!

87 Virtual Team Building Activities, Exercises, and Ideas for Remote Teams

Team building activities are one of the best ways to make your team feel connected, cohesive, and happy to come to work every day. This connectedness and commitment matters even if your team is fully virtual. However, you might not be sure how to create team activities through virtual means that make a big impact.

Thankfully, there are many ways to make team building activities virtual and these team bonding experiences are just as effective as in-person team building work despite being done remotely. People are used to connecting online these days, and you will find that it is much easier than you think to make your team feel bonded and connected even though they are not doing these team building projects in person.

If you are ready to learn more about the ways to make the best virtual team building activities possible for your team, read on!

Table of Contents

  1. Top 20 Virtual Team Building Activities, Exercises, and Ideas
  2. Virtual Team Building Activities for Work
  3. Remote Team Building Activities
  4. Virtual Team Building Games
  5. Virtual Team Icebreakers
  6. Fun Virtual Team Building Activities - Emphasis on Fun
  7. Quick Virtual Team Building Activities
  8. Zoom Team Building Activities, Games, and Ideas for Conference Calls
  9. Best Social Distancing Team Building Activities
  10. Virtual Team Building Activities FAQ

We scoured, we searched, and we experienced many different virtual team building options and there was clearly a top 20 list. We organized that list below to help you brainstorm what virtual team building activities will work best for your remote team.

1. Virtual Scavenger Hunt

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Scavenger hunts are one of the best activities your team can do to enjoy some bonding time, work on problem-solving skills, and collaborate strategically.

While most people are familiar with the classic pen and paper versions, smartphone tech has enabled this activity to go virtual and digital using apps. The idea is still the same: find things, solve challenges, get points, and compete against others. However, virtual scavenger hunts are all about snapping photos, recording videos, using GPS to "check-in" to locations, scanning QR codes, and answering trivia questions. All of which can be done remotely using your mobile device. Think: "Record a short video of your team doing a virtual music video!" or "Do a good deed! Record your team doing a good deed for someone in the community". There is no shortage of ways to make this kind of activity really fun for everyone on your team.

Time Needed: 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: Use Scavify. They make it easy to organize your virtual scavenger hunt. 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: This activity offers you unlimited possibilities. You can have individual people work on their own scavenger list or you can assign your employees to teams to work on tasks together. No matter how you set up your activities or check-ins, everyone will benefit from this kind of exercise.

What it Costs: Varies. Contact them to get pricing for your size group.

2. Escape from a Virtual Escape Room

Escape rooms are the ultimate exercise in teamwork and your participants will have to strategize, problem-solve and communicate to complete the activity in the allotted time. This is a great way for your teams to work together under pressure and learn about one another’s strengths and weaknesses while still having fun.

Time Needed: Varies, but is usually about 30 minutes or less. This kind of activity is required to be kept short to increase the pressure on the team to get through the set tasks.

Number of People: 4-10 is usually the optimal number as you will not have tasks for every single person if your group is too large.

How to Get Started: Check out The Escape Games or other solutions to host your virtual escape room. Many offer different themes you can choose from. Alternatively, you can generate your own storyboard or you can work with an expert planner to set up your activity. If you decide to go for the in-person variety, take a look at the top 10 escape rooms in the U.S. or look for escape rooms near you.

Why You’ll Love It: This is one of the most powerful examples of team building that you can throw at your teams of participants. They might not always know all the innate strengths and weaknesses of others on the team and they will have to learn about one another on the fly while working together to solve a timed challenge!

What it Costs: Typically $25/person on average.

3. Stretch it Out with Virtual Yoga Class

Yoga classes are always fun group activities and they can add to your overall employee or student or team wellness benefits by making sure that people are healthy, relaxed and stepping away from their desks throughout the day. Yoga is a great bonding experience and there are many levels of skill that you can cater to with this activity.

Time Needed: You can choose from 20 minutes to an hour for these classes. More than an hour will probably be too much.

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: You will just need an instructor who teaches virtually and that’s it! Take a look at the best online yoga classes like Glo or Yoga with Adriene to get started. Then set up an online meeting invite and have people join to practice this relaxing activity in their office or living room.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to allow your teams a moment to breathe, reconnect with their health and relax as a group.

What it Costs: Generally runs $10-30/person.

4. Get Creative (and Tipsy) with Virtual Paint and Sip

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Painting and wine activities are always a lot of fun and they are no less fun if you host the event virtually! You can send out care packages before the event with the painting supplies and even a bottle of wine if you want! Make sure that everyone has the ability to turn their webcam on so they can all chat and see one another’s art while they work. 

Time Needed: Usually about an hour.

Number of People: As many as 10-15 people per group

How to Get Started: Check out Pinot's Palette to host your activity. Then send out a meeting invite for everyone to join. Also, consider grabbing one of these 25 affordable and delicious wines to ramp things up. The rest is up to your team as they enjoy and learn to paint!

Why You’ll Love It: This is a really great way for your teams to talk, learn, and create together. They will make memories and have a ton of fun that they will talk about for years after the activity is complete.

What it Costs: Varies if you host yourself or you use a third party. $20-65/person if you go through a paint and sip company, which typically includes supplies.

5. Learn a New Dish with a Virtual Cooking Class

Who doesn’t love to learn new recipes? Everyone will love being taught to cook with this virtual opportunity and you can send out ingredients to your teams ahead of time or provide them with the recipe so they can get their supplies in advance. The team will be able to see one another as well as the instructor in the meeting as they learn this new recipe and share their results! 

Time Needed: Varies depending on the recipe that you pick. You might set aside a half-hour or 2 hours for this activity.

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Check out the best online cooking classes and choose an instructor like Sur La Table or you can even host the event yourself if you are a really good cook! Just invite everyone to a virtual meeting and let the cooking begin! See additional tips from Yelp's guide to hosting a virtual cooking class.

Why You’ll Love it: Cooking is an essentially social and very family-oriented experience and it makes people feel loved and included to share cooking time together. Think about how often parties you host end up with everyone in the kitchen. This is the benefit of cooking as a group!

What it Costs: $20-200+/person depending on the chef's popularity. You can also bring down the cost if you host it yourself.

6. Take the World’s Top Coffee Masterclass

Online tutorials and other classes are becoming more and more common as people are working and learning at home. Why not learn more about what so many of us use on a daily basis - COFFEE! Learn what makes the best cup of coffee and how you can apply that to making a better cup for yourself every day. Whether it's choosing the best beans, using the proper tools, or getting inspired to go beyond a basic cup, your team will enjoy the results of better coffee. This will be a great learning activity for everyone! 

Time Needed: Usually 1 hour

Number of People: Up to 500 guests

How to Get Started: Register for the class through the AirBnB experience. Get together afterward and chat about it!

Why You’ll Love it: Being able to offer up easy and quick ways to connect and share experiences can be a fun way to facilitate bonding time and learning about coffee will definitely provide this opportunity. 

What it Costs: Varies for different courses, but this particular Airbnb class is $9-10/person.

7. Learn Filmmaking from Martin Scorcese

Masterclass opportunities are always a ton of fun for everyone involved and you can easily pick and choose between different kinds of masterclass experiences for your teams to enjoy as a group. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain from participating in one of these experiences, and your team will love to learn about new things together, no matter the topic. 

Time Needed: Varies depending on the class type and instructor

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Sign up with Masterclass and choose the Martin Scorcese filmmaking class. Then have your team join in!

Why You’ll Love It: This kind of experience is totally unique and who would not love to learn a skill from a master in their craft? There is so much that can be talked about after this kind of class, from the teaching style of the instructor to the topic that was delivered in the event.

What it Costs: MasterClass costs $180/year, but they offer group rates with 5-35% off the listing price. It's a great value since you will have access to their complete catalog of classes, including many business-oriented classes that will advance your team professionally.

8. Cook Pastas with Grandmas

Who would not love to have been able to learn cooking from their grandma? The lovely grandmas who teach these classes will make you feel enfolded in love and family togetherness as they teach you and your team about traditional, cooking by hand methods.

Time Needed: Varies. Could be 2 hours or less.

Number of People: You can join the class with individual or you can do a private group for up to 100 participants.

How to Get Started: Visit the Pastas with Grandmas AirBnB experience page to get started. Everyone can be given the link for these types of classes and you can pay in advance or comp the charge to your participants.

Why You’ll Love It: This is just like joining your favorite family members for a day of cooking and learning and talking about life. This is a really fun way to create a sense of family among your team.

What it Costs: $30/person if you join individually or you can do a private group starting at $295 for up to 100 participants. There are group discounts up to 15% off depending on the group size.

9. Complete a Random Acts of Kindness Adventure

Have individuals complete 20 random acts of kindness over a multiple-hour period, snap some photos/videos, and then share with the team over a video chat. This is a great way to connect over the amazing feeling of having helped other people while also helping lift your own spirits!

Time Needed: You can choose how long you want this activity to last from hours up to days

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Check out the 101 best random acts of kindness ideas for inspiration. You can send out an email or an invite to explain how this will work and then just set up a virtual meeting where everyone shares their results and discusses the experience! Alternatively, you can focus on a single activity like Yale University's random act of building bikes for kids.

Why You’ll Love It: Who doesn’t love giving back? This is a great way to allow your team time to focus on the important stuff in life, both in and out of the office.

What it Costs: Free in most instances.

10. Reflect with a Mindfulness Tea Ceremony

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Tea ceremonies are tranquil and create deep inner peace that can be transferred to every part of your day. An online tea ceremony is just as delightful as one that happens in person and the beautiful imagery of the tea ceremony is very moving even when experienced through virtual means.

Time Needed: Varies, but usually around an hour

Number of People: Depends on the requirements of the host or the limits set on the class.

How to Get Started: Visit the Mindfulness Tea Ceremony Airbnb experience to get started. Everyone can join through the link and enjoy a cup of tea at home as they follow along. You can even provide a tea ceremony kit for your team if you wish or just share some delicious tea options to get started.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a wonderful way to connect meditative thinking with group sharing and the traditions and beauty of this ceremony will be an experience that no one will forget. This is a very memorable way to bring your team together.

What it Costs: $19/person and up for private bookings. 

11. Learn Beginner Italian Language with Eva of Pasta Grammar

Learning a new language is always fun! And Italian with a twist of delightful fun can’t be beaten! This is a really fun class taught by an energetic host that will get your team started on the road to being multilingual! 

Time Needed: 90 minutes

Number of People: Depends on the requirements of the host or the limits set on the class.

How to Get Started: Sign up for the OnZoom Event to get started. You can either sign up for the 8-week course or just drop into a single class. After that nvite your team to join and get immersed in learning a new language! Alternatively, check out the 15 best at-home language learning programs for other options for learning a language as a team.

Why You’ll Love It: Learning a new language taps into so many parts of the teamwork experience that you will be glad that you fostered this kind of team building time. Your team will love having fun together learning new words and phrases.

What it Costs: $325 for the 8-week course. There are drop-in rates but you will need to reach out to confirm pricing options. Other options var per instructor.

12. Taste Wine Like a Pro with Virtual Wine Tasting

There is nothing more relaxing or fun than a wine tasting! If you have never participated in a virtual wine tasting you will realize right off that this virtual version of the real thing is just as fun as doing this in person!

Time Needed: Usually 1-3 hours. Can be decided by your team.

Number of People: Likely unlimited but some hosts will have set limits if they send out the wines in advance.

How to Get Started: Choose one of the best virtual wine tasting hosts like Wine.com or Brooklyn Winery. Each sponsor of this kind of activity works a bit differently. You can also contact your local vineyard or tasting room to see how to best set this up. You can also host this yourself for a more budget-friendly option.

Why You’ll Love it: There is something peaceful, cozy, and delightful about wine tasting, chatting, and discussion of the tasting experiences. If your team loves wines and loves chatting with friends, this will be the perfect bonding experience to offer them!

What it Costs: Varies but typically $150-250 which includes the wine packages for the actual tastings.

13. Find Inner Calm with Virtual Meditation

Everyone needs a moment to take a break from the hustle and bustle and meditation can make this possible with its many benefits. Your teams, your family, or your students will love this chance to decompress at the same time with a guided meditation.

Time Needed: Usually 30 minutes to an hour.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Find an online meditation guide through Glo or other online instructors to lead your teams in this process. Just invite them to the meeting and relax! Alternatively, you can always use platforms like Calm and Headspace to provide meditation guides for teams at home.

Why You’ll Love It: This is a great way to foster team togetherness and make sure that your invitees are armed with the tools to relax and decompress when they need a break.

What it Costs: Varies. $25-50+/person is common. Calm and Headspace are both $69/year. 

14. Bring Back the Holidays with Christmas in July

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If Christmas is your favorite time of year but you hate that it only happens once a year and summer is approaching, you can make it happen twice a year with Christmas in July! Just plan out all the fun ideas you want to include from secret Santa (virtual style) to tree decorating and invite your teams to plan and participate. Everyone will love another opportunity for small gift exchanges, seeing Elf on a Shelf make a summer visit via Zoom, and another reason to snack on chocolate chip cookies. Obviously, this will be a remote party like all of the other virtual events so far, but encourage everyone to do some light decorating, throw on an ugly Christmas t-shirt, and enjoy some iced egg nog.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Send out an e-vite, set up a remote secret Santa in advance, and roll out a work from home decorating contest. This is a fun way to keep spirits high and offer up a day of relaxation and family spirit.

Why You’ll Love it: The Holidays are imbued with so much fun and good spirits. There is no way that this will not be a great way for your team to connect and bond!

What it Costs: Minimal supplies, so very affordable.

15. Support a Charity

Let your teams vote on the charity that they want to support and figure out fundraisers or fundraising goals that you want to try to have your team meet. There are many ways to support these kinds of efforts virtually, and your team members can volunteer additional time if they want to do so.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Pick a charity and organize some ideas about fundraising and then have fun working on helping out others!

Why You’ll Love it: Charities and charitable giving are always worth your team’s attention and everyone loves to be a part of things that are bigger than themselves.

What it Costs: Only costs time and effort in most cases.

16. Create a Recipe Exchange

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This can be a really fun way to promote some sharing of ideas as well as helping to encourage your teams to take some time away from their desks to enjoy time in the kitchen with family. Recipe exchanges can be a great way for teams to share family traditions and then show off the results with the whole company. 

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Invite teams to share recipes and swap and then ask that everyone show off their creations in a chat, or at a party!

Why You’ll Love it: This can be a ton of fun, especially around the holidays. Being able to see the pictures and hear the reviews of these recipes can create lasting bonds of friendship and fun.

What it Costs: Free

17. Start a Virtual Book Club

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If you have avid readers in your ranks, allow them to create a book club that meets during business hours online once a week. Let these team members have a long lunch to discuss and assign new chapters as they progress through chosen books.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: You should probably assign a group leader to help locate books for the group to vote on and make sure that everyone is on track at each meeting. Other than that, the meetings are done through chat or video calls.

Why You’ll Love it: Reading the same book can really highlight how different people experience things in different ways. This kind of activity can create lasting bonds between participants.

What it Costs: Participants need to buy books. That is the only cost.

18. Promote Health with Wellness Challenges

There are many apps that allow you to invite your teams to join each other and track their steps, their workouts, and other kinds of wellness information. This can be a fun and healthy source of competition that creates shared goals and successes for your employees or your family or your students.

Time Needed: Totally up to you but people typically commit an hour or more per week to their workouts and wellness.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Organize teams, or let people compete individually. This is a great way to set goals, earn prizes, and get healthy!

Why You’ll Love it: Sitting at desks can be hard on us all, and encouraging students and employees, in particular, to live healthier and more active lives can be a big part of improving their happiness overall.

What it Costs: Varies if you create yourself or you use a third-party app. Apps typically range from $5-10/employee/month.

19. Let Loose with Virtual Karaoke

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While some people will cringe and not want to participate in this activity, open up the floor anyhow. Karaoke can be done online and you do not have to require that people show their faces so long as they share their voices! This can be a great bonding experience that everyone can have fun with.

Time Needed: 1-2 hours generally.

Number of People: Best for small and medium groups.

How to Get Started: Figure out how you want to provide the songs and the lyrics to your participants and then plan the event!

Why You’ll Love it: This is a silly and totally revealing kind of activity that helps people get over their stage fright while also inviting adventurous people to show off for a few moments.

What it Costs: Varies if you create yourself or you use a third-party app.

20. Learn How to Mix a Drink with a Virtual Mixology Class

This is a very fun experience to offer your teams. People enjoy learning to make impressive drinks that can wow their friends and family and you will have so much fun working with an energetic bartender as they teach you and your team about the ins and outs of mixology!

Time Needed: Varies but typically 1-2 hours or you can devote an afternoon.

Number of People: Each class is unique, but there are usually limits on the number of participants.

How to Get Started: Register with a company like BarSmarts. Contact your host for the event and see what you need to do to plan and invite your team to this event.

Why You’ll Love it: Being able to offer up easy and quick ways to connect and share experiences can be a fun way to offer up lunch bonding time or quick and easy ways to integrate new team members right after they have been hired. 

What it Costs: Varies per instructor. $20-30/person is a typical range.

Virtual Team Building Activities for Work

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Working remotely has created new challenges in the way that teams of coworkers interact. It can be easy for your team to feel isolated, cut off from one another, or like they don’t know much about their coworkers. This can be especially true for new employees who have just joined the team and have never met any of their coworkers in person.

If you need some ways to bring the team together and help them to learn about one another, this list will get you started! There is nothing that is more fun than a virtual event and you will find that hosting these events online does not reduce their impact on team fun, connectedness, and enjoyment.

If you are ready to start planning your next really fun workgroup activity, check out this list of activities that are perfect for your team to participate in!

21. Practice Your Team's Pitches with Virtual Shark Tank

Almost everyone knows about this show where entrepreneurs bring their inventions onto the show to have “the sharks” decide if they want to invest in the idea. Some of these collaborations have generated millions in dollars of revenue for both the shark and the person who invented the item! You can allow your team free creative range to generate ideas for their own unique invention to bring before a panel of “sharks”. 

Time Needed: Varies

Number of People: Up to you, but you might want to limit the entries to keep things simple

How to Get Started: This can be done through a virtual meeting and should not require much else in the way of set up. Just send out an email explaining what the plan for the activity is so your entrepreneurs can prepare their pitches!

Why You’ll Love it: This is a really fun way to connect your teams to one another and help them to brainstorm and work together on ideas for the best new products and services they can dream up. If you are in product development or marketing, this can be a big help to getting the juices flowing! 

What it Costs: Varies if you create yourself or you use a third party.

22. Provide Techies with a Virtual Hackathon

For those who love to develop software and have the chops to do so, this is a much-heralded event. This is usually done in a team format in person, but you can choose to have your designers working from home by themselves or they might connect virtually throughout the process as they work on a project. Have your teams design the best software items they can develop and then present them at the end of the hackathon.

Time Needed: Varies, but traditional ones last 24 hours

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just invite and plan a day for the hackathon to take place!

Why You’ll Love it: If you work with a team of designers, this is the perfect way to get them excited about design again. There is nothing more fun than hurrying to create the next best kind of software through this frenzied and fun event.

What it Costs: Free.

23. Launch a Virtual Podcast

Launch events are always a ton of fun, and you might be needing to host your own or you might want to invite your team to participate in someone else’s podcast launch. These events are invite-only and create a lot of hype as well as a lot of discussion about the new podcast and all of the surrounding information that it will share with the world. 

Time Needed: Varies. A few hours to a few days or more depending on the quality of content.

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: This is by invite-only, and if you are hosting, you will need to assign team members to unique jobs during the event.

Why You’ll Love it: Launch events are so much fun that everyone who is invited will have a blast. These have always been the kinds of events where people connect, network, and meet other industry leaders and the virtual version works just the same way.

What it Costs: Varies.

24. Show Appreciation with a #give-thanks Slack Channel

This is a really fun way to do internal thank yous and recognition. Creating a Slack channel just for giving thanks and props for jobs well done can be a great way to keep your team connected and pleased with their work environment. Create a points system and allow your teams to assign points to people who have made their day!

Time Needed: Not time-based

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Everyone is invited and the points assignments can be explained in the channel for all invitees.

Why You’ll Love it: Sometimes people think about giving one another thanks but then just don’t get around to it. Having a Slack channel devoted just to thanking each other can make it fast and easy for people to high-five one another virtually.

What it Costs: Free if you have Slack or an alternative work chat.

25. Introduce Everyone's Furry Friends with a Cutest Pet Contest

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Who has the cutest pet? Why not vote to see! If you have pet owners on your teams, invite them to share pictures of their pets and let the rest of the team vote on the cutest animals! Offer a little prize to the winner!

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: You can do this as a chat channel or in a more formal way with a voting module or a survey that is linked to people on your team.

Why You’ll Love it: Pets are the best and voting for your favorite is so fun.

What it Costs: Free other than your winner’s prize!

26. Encourage Innovation with Innovation (Google) Fridays

Companies that employ creatives often allow one set day a week to be a development or discovery day for everyone on the team. This can be a great way for teams to unwind, think of new solutions to old problems, and create new things. Even if you are not running a tech company, this can be a great way for your teams to get together and grow and develop ideas.

Time Needed: One set day a week

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: You can choose to have your teams get together as small groups to work on these ideas, or you can have set meeting-style check-ins throughout the day where everyone shares the progress that they have made.

Why You’ll Love it: This is a great way to let your creative people have free reign to do big things, and your teams will appreciate the chance to unwind and work on things they are excited by instead of daily tasks.

What it Costs: Free.

Remote Team Building Activities

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If you are not sure where to track down new ideas for ongoing improvements to your fun activities for your teams, friends, or family, these are great locations to get ideas. You can also use many of these sites to host fun events for your team to enjoy together.

If you do not feel like you are the expert at creating unique virtual ideas come together, this is the right way to set up your virtual team building plans.

27. Explore AirBnB Virtual Experiences

These are some of the most fun ways to access pre-built team building activities. The site hosts all kinds of experiences, from cooking classes to trainings, to learning to speak new languages or do art. All you have to do is invite your slate of attendees to the party and enjoy the event with them!

Time Needed: Varies per class

Number of People: Each class is unique as far as the number of people who can be invited.

How to Get Started: Just invite your teams and enjoy!

Why You’ll Love it: There is nothing that is a bigger relief if you don’t have the time or energy to plan a big event for your teams than to be able to invite them to enjoy a class or experience that has been built for you already!

What it Costs: Varies per instructor. But $5-50/class is common.

28. Get Everyone Talking with Remote Storytelling

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Theater majors are familiar with these kinds of activities, but you can expand them to work if you create the start of a story and have your teams continue to embellish and add to it as they take turns.

Time Needed: About an hour

Number of People: as many as you want

How to Get Started: Just give the story prompt to the first person and step back!

Why You’ll Love it: This is a great chance for teams to be creative and to think outside the box. The stories can get very silly as well which can be quite fun.

What it Costs: Free

29. Debate Pancakes Vs Waffles

This game is about preferences and how polarizing this can be. You start the game by asking whether the team wants to keep pancakes or waffles. One of them will be banished forever. This is not so dicey when you start out with pancakes vs waffles, but just wait until you ask about puppies vs kittens!

Time Needed: About an hour

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Set up a few different topics like pancakes vs. waffles and puppies vs. kittens and go around the virtual room having everyone weigh in with their position and point of view. Encourage fun debtate and conflict for maximum results. 

Why You’ll Love it: It's just a quick, easy way to get people engaged around a topic that is lighthearted. It will help break the ice and prime everyone for comfortable discussion.

What it Costs: Varies

30. Solve a Murder Mystery

This is a really fun activity that comes pre-made for you if you buy a pre-built game. Assign roles to your participants, give them their character sheets, and let them try to solve whodunnit!

Time Needed: About two hours

Number of People: often 5-16

How to Get Started: Buy a premade adventure for the best experience and then assign team members to roles.

Why You’ll Love it: These games are fun and engaging and can really create challenges for your teams to try and solve the mystery!

What it Costs: Varies

31. Share Likes and Dislikes with Team Member Polls

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These were really popular in the Myspace era but they are still fun today! Create a list of questions about favorite colors, whether or not you have pets, and what vacations you’d love to take. Have your teams answer and share these answers!

Time Needed: About an hour

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just create a list of questions and send them out to your teams!

Why You’ll Love it: These are really fun ways to get to know one another and your teams will love this fun project!

What it Costs: Free

32. Can You Hear Me?

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This is a classic team building game that can be done online easily. Assign people to take turns verbally telling the rest of the group to draw an image they have chosen. The results of people’s interpretations of verbal descriptions can be fun and hilarious!

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Just assign images and team leaders who will describe and have fun!

Why You’ll Love it: This game teaches a lot about how people hear things and what things actually are like. You will see how hard it can be to describe even a simple image to others without saying the name of the item.

What it Costs: Free

33. Encourage Morning Chats with Slack's Donut Extension

This is a great way to allow your teams to have that morning breakdown and reconnect over coffee and a snack. Slack allows you to host these meetings within the app and you can invite your teams to just get together and have a morning discussion and unwind together.

Time Needed: Up to you and your teams

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just open up the channel and explain what it’s for! Your teams do the rest.

Why You’ll Love it: Everyone loves getting to have a moment to just chat and unwind, and a coffee break is a perfect way to accomplish this goal!

What it Costs: Free. Or you can upgrade to one of the premium plans.

34. Spruce Up Everyone's Space with a WFH Desk Makeover Contest

Everyone enjoys makeover shows for your home or garage or yard. Why not bring that energy to work? This is a really fun way to include your teams in an adventure that will help them to create the best workspace for their needs at home. Send out some suggestions or advice beforehand and then invite everyone to take some time on or off-camera to revise their desk and make it the best version of itself.

Time Needed: Up to you and your teams

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: If you want to make it a competition, just create a few ground rules and possibly provide a small budget. Beyond that, you will just need to set up a meeting to share the end results of the makeover. The rest is up to your teams!

Why You’ll Love it: Everyone deserves to be comfortable in their home office and encouraging this comfort is a big part of happy and healthy work teams.

What it Costs: Free. Or you can offer a budget to allow more significant improvements as a perk.

35. Take Online Classes and Tutorials with OnZoom

This is another great resource for online classes and tutorials that your teams can all take together. This is a really awesome hosting environment that makes it easy to invite your teams to great experiences that will bring them together.

Time Needed: Depends on the class

Number of People: This might depend on the class requirements

How to Get Started: This is an invite situation and you can choose the way that you want to handle the cost of the classes.

Why You’ll Love it: These events are a great way to invite your teams to learn and grow together or to take part in relaxing adventures that they will love.

What it Costs: Varies per instructor.

36. Get Cultured with MoMA Virtual Events

Online art is becoming more and more common these days. There are many museums and other art locations and outlets that are offering up their collections as well as their time to bring art into people’s homes. Your team can enjoy an art experience led by an expert or an artist through this site.

Time Needed: Depends on the class

Number of People: This might depend on the class requirements

How to Get Started: Find an upcoming virtual exhibit and invite your teams to this event and enjoy it along with them!

Why You’ll Love it: Art is engaging, creates an opportunity for creative discussion, and is a peaceful and special way for your teams to engage with one another and have fun at the same time!

What it Costs: Varies.

37. Create Virtual Experiences with Thriver

If you have a great idea for a team activity but need somewhere to host it, this is the perfect site to help you plan, invite, and develop all of the steps of your online experience. You can use this site for any kind of get-together and you will love all the templates and pre-built formatting that it offers you.

Time Needed: Depends on the class

Number of People: Up to you!

How to Get Started: Build and plan your activities on the site and then invite and host through Thriver on the day of the event!

Why You’ll Love it: This is a great way to make it easy to plan, develop, and host the kind of virtual events that you have always dreamed of making available to your team!

What it Costs: Varies.

38. Volunteer with Big Sister and Big Brother Programs

These programs are a great way for your teams to be able to give back to youth in their local area. You can pair team members up with kids who need companionship and they can read together virtually or do arts and crafts through an online meeting.

Time Needed: depends on your local area’s group requirements

Number of People: dependant on openings in the program

How to Get Started: Work with the local chapter of the program to plan this activity.

Why You’ll Love it: Making a difference in the lives of children is always rewarding and your teams will love being able to give back.

What it Costs: Free.

39. Make At-Home S'mores with a Tiny Campfire

This is a fun little activity where your tea can break out tea candles and make mini s’mores together while chatting online. This is a patently silly idea and everyone will love the whimsy and fun of participating. 

Time Needed: Can be decided by your team

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just invite everyone and make sure they have s’mores supplies and a candle on hand.

Why You’ll Love it: You can add to your cute little campfire by telling ghost stories or singing camp songs. This is a really fun way to take a little break and have some fun.

What it Costs: Free if self-hosted. $30-60/person if using a third party.

40. Play War of the Wizards

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If your team loves some whimsy and enjoys storytelling, this is the perfect thing for them to bond over! This clever company hosts an adventure game that your team will love play together! They supply a game master and your teams supply the imagination!

Time Needed: 90 minutes

Number of People: Can be limited depending on the adventure.

How to Get Started: Simply contact the War of Wizards Company and they will plan the whole event for you!

Why You’ll Love it: This is a really fun way to have a creative break and problem solve as well as discuss and imagine as a team.

What it Costs: Varies.

41. Volunteer Remotely

There are many ways to make volunteering easy through online means, and you will love being able to set the duration of a volunteer experience as well as being able to track and enjoy your team’s experiences along the way. There are many platforms that will make this easy for you and your team.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Decide what kind of volunteer activities you want to promote, or open it up to anything that your team wants to do to help out in the community or the world.

Why You’ll Love it: Giving to others feels great and your teams will love participating in this process as a group through a virtual connection builder.

What it Costs: Varies and can be free.

Virtual Team Building Games

If you're looking for something game-specific, check out the list below. There is no shortage of virtual team building games you can play online remotely.

42. See Who is the Fastest Typer with TypeRacer

Friendly competition is always a good time and this delightful site lets your teammates race to see who can type the fastest!

Time Needed: Can be decided by your team

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just invite to the site and have fun!

Why You’ll Love it: Everyone has to type all day with working and living mostly online and remote, so this is a good chance to have fun and develop some typing skills.

What it Costs: Usually free.

43. Play Office Jeopardy

Trivia is super fun and your teams will love this chance to unwind and sharpen their thinking skills. You can have them work in groups or go solo on this fun game experience.

Time Needed: Can be decided by your team

Number of People: Usually unlimited

How to Get Started: This is easy to set up. You can host this event yourself with your board game or use an online opportunity to host.

Why You’ll Love it: Games are always a great chance to bond and trivia can reveal who knows which really obscure things!

What it Costs: Varies.

44. Play Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune is a classic game that everyone is familiar with. Your teams will love the chance to have this kind of fun together and decompress as a group.

Time Needed: Can be decided by your team

Number of People: Likely unlimited 

How to Get Started: Host this yourself or use one of the many online providers that allow you to play as a group.

Why You’ll Love it: This is a classic game and everyone loves it! It can be used as a fun break midday once a week or maybe you will offer an entire day of fun surrounding this game!

What it Costs: Varies.

45. Quiz Everyone with “The Office” Trivia Game

Trivia of all kinds is always welcome and your team will love to laugh and remember the antics of this delightful show. You might not be in the office itself anymore, but everyone knows how accurate the show was at depicting office life.

Time Needed: Can be decided by your team

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: You can build this activity yourself or you can work with an online provider if you find one.

Why You’ll Love it: This is a really fun and unique idea and you can invite your teams to come in costume to the event for some added fun!

What it Costs: Free in most cases.

46. Play Multi-Player Online Games with JackBox Games

This games provider takes all of the guesswork out of your fun virtual office party. You can pick any of their games and enjoy them as a team through the JackBox servers. This is a really fun way to offer many different games for your team to enjoy together.

Time Needed: Can be decided by your team

Number of People: Some games have limited numbers of players, but people can play in the audience as well.

How to Get Started: Just join JackBox and make sure that one person who can host owns the games you want. Invite people and enjoy!

Why You’ll Love it: JackBox games are unique, fun and memorable and your team will love this kind of fun activity.

What it Costs: Cost is only in buying the games to share.

Virtual Team Icebreakers

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Onboarding new staff is harder remotely in some ways than it was in person. You might be finding that your new team members feel a little disconnected from their new teams and are uncertain how to find their place in the company.

Thankfully, many icebreakers work just as well virtually as they do in person, and you can host ice-breaking sessions to get new team members on track right off the bat.

47. Kick Things Off with a Best & Worst Discussion

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Everyone has movies, songs, and clothing eras that they love to hate or hate to love. Have your team get together to talk about their favorite and least favorite items, categories, and experiences.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Just host a meeting and have some questions in mind to get the ball rolling!

Why You’ll Love it: People love to bond over shared interests as well as shared dislikes and your team will have lots of fun sharing these mutual interests and opinions as they get to know one another.

What it Costs: Free.

48. Engage Newcomers with a Spirit Week

Spirit week was always fun at school and you can bring this sense of fun to work to help onboard new people. Pick a theme like the 70s or Harry Potter or even Star Trek, and invite the team to partake in costumes and a fun morning of activities where they chat and socialize online.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Pick a theme and invite your team to a meeting!

Why You’ll Love it: Costumes and other silly items allow people to talk to each other easily without having to fish for things to say. This kind of silliness opens up the floor for lots of fun!

What it Costs: Free.

49. Have a Good Laugh with Mad Libs

Everyone knows what this game is! You can have unlimited silly fun with this icebreaker!

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Just buy a Mad Libs book and invite your team to a meeting with their new coworker!

Why You’ll Love it: Mad libs are always good for a laugh and there are lots of fun, themed books out there now if you want a break from the usual story styles.

What it Costs: Free or small cost for the book of Mad Libs.

50. Get Things Started with Would You Rather?

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This very simple game is a little like truth or dare. You can ask everyone in the meeting to say if they would rather do A or B items each time it is their turn. You will be surprised at some people’s answers and the questions can be as silly as you want. 

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Create some fun questions that are not too personal. Like “Would you rather go to the beach or the mountains?” Host a meeting and share away!

Why You’ll Love it: Everyone will have lots of fun answering these kinds of questions. And you will learn about your new teammates easily while having fun!

What it Costs: Free.

Fun Virtual Team Building Activities - Emphasis on Fun

While most team building activities have elements of fun built-in, others really emphasize the fun element. Below is a list to get started with some really fun virtual team building activities.

51. Create Some Intentionally Fun Slack Channels

This is a great way to foster a safe space where people can share jokes, memes, and discussion that is not work-centric. Your teams can have fun chatting here without clogging up work channels with silly stuff that some people may not get to enjoy!

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Pick a topic to discuss per channel, or just label your channel “fun” and let your team enjoy!

Why You’ll Love it: A sense of fun is welcome any day and being able to chat and laugh can be a lot of fun as well as a great stress reliever for your whole team.

What it Costs: Free if you have Slack or a similar chat tool.

52. Share the Fun with a Virtual Show and Tell

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Remember how fun this was in grade school? It can be fun as an adult at work too! Offer your teams the chance to bond over things they have done during their week, month, or vacation and share pictures and souvenirs they picked up along the way.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited, but the smaller the group the more quality usually.

How to Get Started: Make this a team meeting or add a Slack channel for sharing.

Why You’ll Love it: It can be hard to feel connected to your team remotely, but you will love how easily this activity allows people to access shared experiences and discussion for increased bonding.

What it Costs: Free.

53. Solve an Online Puzzle Together

Puzzles are fun and social and you will love being able to offer this easy little pastime to your teams. They can work on puzzles that are hosted online through various apps and share the time they are working on them with chatting and other social activities.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited unless the app limits the number.

How to Get Started: Just pick an app and let people join to play!

Why You’ll Love it: Puzzles are good for stress relief and they are a fun and social activity to enjoy together.

What it Costs: Free or cost of the app.

54. Create an Online Bingo Game for Remote Workers

You can theme your bingo sheets or even play with traditional sheets. You can host a virtual meeting to call numbers or just have your teams fill out the sheets with which activities apply to them and see who gets the most bingo squares filled in! Offer prizes to add to the fun.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Create your sheets, share them and start playing!

Why You’ll Love it: Bingo is fun, approachable, and does not need much in the way of setup to enjoy it.

What it Costs: Free or small cost for bingo set.

Quick Virtual Team Building Activities

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If you're looking for just a quick way to engage your virtual team and not invest in a mult-hour activity, we have just the list for you.

55. Get People Out of Their Shell with Truth or Dare

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This does not have to get wild to be fun! Just ask questions and your team can “opt-out” by turning off their webcams. Have team members take turns asking the questions. 

Time Needed: A half-hour or less

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just explain the rules and jump in!

Why You’ll Love it: Learning about others can be fun and this is a quick and easy way to do just that!

What it Costs: Free

56. Play a Webcam Version of I-Spy

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While traditionally a travel game, you can play this game as a team in a group call with ease. Just say, “I spy with my little eye something…” and make sure it's something that others can see in your webcam to guess what you are thinking of.

Time Needed: About a half-hour

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: This one requires almost no explanation and you can just jump right into it!

Why You’ll Love it: This is very simple and everyone will have a lot of fun guessing the answers to the things people are thinking of.

What it Costs: Free

57. Name the States (Alt: Can You Name This Country)

Naming all of the states in the US is harder than you think! Many people can’t do it and this can be a fun challenge for everyone to try their hand at!

Time Needed: a half hour

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Just send out a map or use a virtual version and ask your team members to name or assign all of the states on the map with the right tags.

Why You’ll Love it: This can be really fun and funny when you realize how many people do not know the states by name or by location!

What it Costs: Free

58. Host Short Virtual Coffee Breaks

Coffee breaks in the office were always a chance to bond and chat about your day. Now that we are all working remotely you need to set aside a few moments here and there for teams to chat and decompress.

Time Needed: 15 minutes or so

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Just set up a meeting and let people join!

Why You’ll Love it: This is so easy and it is a great way for people to bond and enjoy their office hours a bit more every day!

What it Costs: Free.

59. Play "Weirdest Thing"

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Ask your employees what the weirdest thing is that they own. They can share pictures, or just own up to this thing being in their possession if they want. You can host this activity in a chat or an email thread as well.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: This one is really simple. Just ask the question and get the results!

Why You’ll Love it: This kind of silly fun is easy to engage in and everyone will get a fun little chuckle out of comparing notes about this kind of human experience.

What it Costs: Free.

60. Work Together to Care for a Virtual Pet

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Remember Tamagotchi? These fun little pets needed round-the-clock care and kids took them everywhere with them to make sure their pet survived. You can make a virtual pet that everyone can opt to care for through a shared app.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Figure out which app you want to use to host your pet and then make sure participants know the pet care schedule!

Why You’ll Love it: This can be a fun little break for everyone and they can share in chat how the pet is doing so everyone is updated regularly as it changes hands for different shifts.

What it Costs: Varies.

61. Use a Pulse Survey to Get a Virtual Pulse

This is a great way to do a quick check-in with your teams for some lighthearted fun. Send out an email or chat message that gets the “pulse” of the team. Sample ideas would be things like, “Does pineapple belong on pizza?”

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Just ask questions and get your answers back! It’s that simple.

Why You’ll Love it: Answering easy survey questions is always fun and your team will love this little break in their day to connect.

What it Costs: Free.

62. Find Something in Common

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Divide players into teams and give them a set amount of time to find common ground. Whichever team has found out something they have in common fastest can buzz in to end each round as the winner. The winner of the most rounds gets a prize!

Time Needed: About a half-hour

Number of People: Works best with 20 or less

How to Get Started: Just create teams and let them get to work!

Why You’ll Love it: This is a chance to learn about others quickly and efficiently while having fun!

What it Costs: Free

63. Show Off Your WFH Office with a Virtual Office Tour

This can be a lot of fun if your teams feel comfortable showing their offices. Have people take turns showing off their office during a group meeting.

Time Needed: About a half-hour

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Just invite to a meeting and start sharing.

Why You’ll Love it: Being able to connect over common ground is always a good way to bond your team to one another and home offices are a shared experience now.

What it Costs: Free

64. Find the Truth with 2 Truths and 1 Lie

This is a classic game that lets people get to know one another. You just write down or tell your team 2 truths and 1 lie and let people guess which is the lie!

Time Needed: About a half-hour

Number of People: unlimited

How to Get Started: Have people prepare their truths and lies before the meeting. See how Live with Kelly and Ryan hosts this type of game.

Why You’ll Love it: This is always fun because even people that you know well can stump you!

What it Costs: Free

65. Be Silly with Chubby Bunny

This simple camp game is hilarious and can be done remotely. Being able to add marshmallows to your mouth and still say chubby bunny is easy for some and hard for others!

Time Needed: About a half-hour

Number of People: Max 20 or 30

How to Get Started: Make sure participants have large marshmallows at home and then start the race!

Why You’ll Love it: This game is very silly and very fun and will make everyone laugh.

What it Costs: The cost of marshmallows is all that you need to budget for this one.

66. Get in the Groove with a Virtual Dance Party

This is so fun and needs no equipment. Just invite people to the meeting, play some music, and dance away!

Time Needed: About 5 to 10 minutes

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Invite people and have fun!

Why You’ll Love it: Who doesn’t love to dance? This is a great way to have a break and a chuckle as everyone dances together.

What it Costs: Free

67. Take a Personality Test

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There are lots of personality tests that can be taken online and your team can share their results with one another. You can even be less scientific and make your own online that are themed in any way that you want.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Create tests or use premade ones from major organizations that offer these for companies to use for skills assessment.

Why You’ll Love it: People love to find out that there are other people that think like them and if you are doing the silly version, everyone will love finding out which kind of fish they are or what kind of color is best for them.

What it Costs: Varies

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

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Zoom is a big help to team bonding. This is an easy way to get your conference participants on the same page and having fun! Consider having a great MC to lead this kind of event to make sure that everyone has a great time.

68. Share Your Home with a Virtual Home Tour

Many people love to show off their homes and we have all been doing upgrades to our living spaces over the last year or so. Let each participant who wants to, show off their house, yard, or their kids and pets!

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Just ask people to share!

Why You’ll Love it: People love to share their living spaces and this is an environment that allows for this to be an icebreaker.

What it Costs: Free

69. Host a Pre-meeting Coffee Chat

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Invite participants who show up early to sit and chat over coffee and get to know one another. This can be a great way to build relationships and network before the conference starts.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Just invite and enjoy!

Why You’ll Love it: Connecting with others is so easy with this activity!

What it Costs: Free

70. Stay After-Hours with a Virtual Happy Hour

Many in-person conferences have after-hours fun activities like wine tastings or happy hours, and you can incorporate this into your virtual conference with ease. Just invite your attendees to a set time to chat and sip their favorite drink together.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started:Just invite and enjoy!

Why You’ll Love it: Who doesn’t love to chat and sip? This is a great relaxing way to get to know the people at your event.

What it Costs: Free

71. Kick the Meeting Off with a Meet and Greet

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If you want to host a meet and greet before the conference starts, just invite people to a conference chat and let them get to know one another! You can even offer themed rooms for expedited chatting and connecting.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Create chat rooms or unique meetings with unique meeting codes and invite people to pick the one they want to join!

Why You’ll Love it: Remote work or remote life does not mean you have to give up on meeting new people or networking!

What it Costs: Free

72. Play Some Virtual Online Games Together

From trivia to other simple online games like Bingo or Pictionary, there is no end to the list of fun games that you can add to your conference to make it more fun for participants. Include these items at breaks or lunch, or make them part of the conference itself!

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Invite and play!

Why You’ll Love it: Games are great for bonding and everyone loves a good challenge.

What it Costs: Varies

Best Social Distancing Team Building Activities

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Social distancing is going to continue to be a consideration for companies and other kinds of school and family activities for a while. You will need to be armed with good ideas for ways to create fun while still being socially distant.

73. Work Together Remotely with a Virtual Scavenger Hunt

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It is surprisingly easy to create virtual scavenger hunts with apps like Scavify that help you to make sure it is the most fun that any person you invite has ever had. Include trivia and video and photo uploads as part of your required steps along the way for added fun!

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Use an app like Scavify. Plan out fun activities and goals for your teams to enjoy.

Why You’ll Love it: Scavenger hunts tap into so many skills and so many fun kinds of opportunities that everyone will grow together while also having fun.

What it Costs: Varies

74. Start a Pet Channel on Slack

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Does anyone want to miss out on that cute picture of someone else’s cats or dogs? Of course not! Share them here with ease and enjoy banter about who has the cutest pet.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Create the channel and enjoy!

Why You’ll Love it: Pets are a great thing to bond over and smile about.

What it Costs: Free

75. Create a Shared Team Playlist with Jukebot

Jukebot lets your office teams or your friends and family and students make shared playlists that can be accessed by anyone on the team. This is a great way to share music and discuss tastes at the same time.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: just get the app and go!

Why You’ll Love it: Music is a big part of shared culture and shared experience and people love to share their favorite music with friends and family.

What it Costs: Varies

76. Make Your Team Laugh with Apples to Apples

This is a fun classic game with silly answers and made-up stories that make people laugh. Your teams will learn who is sarcastic, who is silly, and who is a bit sneaky with their sense of humor.

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: You will just need to buy the game online and then invite your team!

Why You’ll Love it: This is a fun, safe-for-work game that is silly and whimsical.

What it Costs: $20 game set on Amazon.

77. Challenge Your Culinary Skills with a Virtual Bake Off

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While you can’t taste your friends baking after the activity is done, you can still upload pictures of the final results and even vote on them if you want to!

Time Needed: Totally up to you.

Number of People: Unlimited

How to Get Started: Invite and let people create!

Why You’ll Love it: Hard work and sharing the results of it are great for bonding.

What it Costs: Free

Virtual Team Building Activities FAQ

1. What are virtual team building activities?

Virtual team building activities are experiences typically hosted online to increase team bonding and personal commitment to the team as players engage in learning opportunities and strategizing and problem-solving experiences.

2. How do you make virtual team meetings fun?

Virtual team meetings don’t have to be boring! The activities on this list can be used to make the process of meeting fun and interesting for everyone.

3. What are some fun virtual activities?

Virtual games are always fun, as are icebreakers and other kinds of social games that can be done remotely just like in real life. Fun virtual activities include virtual happy hours, virtual Jeopardy, virtual scavenger hunts, virtual wine tastings, virtual onlines classes and more.

4. What are team building activities for work?

Workers can connect through small games, trivia, scavenger hunts, and many other kinds of team building experiences.

5. What are the benefits of virtual team building activities?

Virtual team building activities create lasting bonds, help people to learn all about one another, and create memories that will stand the test of time. They can also include anyone, anywhere.

6. What are the best virtual team building activities?

The best team building activities will create challenges that teams can solve together while they learn about one another’s strengths, personalities, and preferences. Scavenger hunts, escape rooms, and others set the stage for these types of activities.

Top 20 Virtual Team Building Activities

Activity Score Effort Price
Virtual Scavenger Hunt 9.5/10 Low $$
Virtual Escape Room 8.5/10 Low $$
Virtual Yoga Class 8.0/10 Low $$
Virtual Paint & Sip 7.8/10 Low $$
Virtual Cooking Class 7.5/10 Med $$
Coffee Masterclass 7.4/10 Med $$
Martin Scorcese Film Masterclass 7.4/10 Low $$
Pastas with Grandmas 7.2/10 Med $$
Random Acts of Kindness Adventure 7.1/10 Med Free
Mindfulness Tea Ceremony 6.8/10 Med $
Learn Beginner Italian Class 6.8/10 Med $$
Virtual Wine Tasting Class 6.9/10 Med $$
Virtual Meditation 6.7/10 Low $
Christmas in July 6.5/10 Med $$
Charity Fundraiser 6.5/10 Med Free
Recipe Exchange 6.4/10 Low Free
Virtual Book Club 6.2/10 Low Free
Wellness Challenge 6.5/10 High $$
Virtual Karaoke 6.4/10 Med $
Virtual Mixology Course 6.5/10 Low $

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