In the books Team-Building Activities for Every Group and the book More Team-Building Activities for Every Group you will find games and activities that go through the team-building process from getting to know each other to working together.
On this page is a sample of the games found in the Mix It Up chapter of each book.
You can also find these games along with activities from all the chapters in a PDF format by clicking on the Home or go to the Team-Building Games page to find activities from all chapters posted together.
Who Did That!?!
(From the Mix It Up Chapter of the book "Team-building Activities for Every Group")
To learn more about each other and to generate interaction among group members.
6 or more
Pens or pencils
Select three people prior to the activity and ask them each to write down one of their most embarrassing moments. When the activity starts ask these three people to stand or sit in front of the group and then have someone else read one of the embarrassing moments. Ask the audience members to begin asking questions of the three people in order to guess whose paper was read. The person whose paper was read must answer questions about the incident truthfully, but the other two may lie in order to try to fool the group.
After many questions have been asked, ask the audience members to vote for the person that they thought the embarrassing moment happened to. After everyone votes, ask the person whom the story was about to reveal him/herself.
Several rounds of this game may be played with a different group of three people up front each time.
(From the Mix It Up Chapter of the book "More Team-Building Activities for Every Group")
For group members to become acquainted with each other in a different way.
6 or more
Prior to the activity make a pile of 3x5 cards with an adjective written on each one. Try to use as many different adjectives as possible.
Gather the group together and give three of the adjective cards to each person. Start playing some music and instruct the group members to go around the group and exchange cards with others until they are satisfied they have found three adjectives to describe themselves. Once a person has found three adjectives they are happy with they should sit down. You may need to have a few extra cards in a pile that people can trade with at the end if they haven’t been able to find cards they were satisfied with.
When everyone is seated allow time for group members to share the cards they have and to explain why they chose those adjectives.