Are you looking for some fun team-building games for your middle school students? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss a variety of activities that will help students learn more about each other and work together effectively. These activities are perfect for classrooms, sports teams, or any group of students. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!
Activity #11: Pass the Parcel
This is a classic team-building activity that is great for groups of all sizes. To play, all you need is a wrapped present and some music. Students will stand in a circle and pass the present around while the music plays. Every time the music stops, the student holding the present will unwrap one layer of paper. The game continues until the final layer is reached and the prize is revealed! This activity is great for encouraging students to work together and communicate effectively. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!
Activity #10: Escape Room
An escape room is a fun game for groups of students who are looking for a challenge. In an escape room, team members will have to work together to solve a series of puzzles in order to “escape” the room.
Activity #09: The Human Knot
This activity is perfect for team building because it requires students to work together to achieve a common goal: untangle themselves! To play, have students stand in a circle and grab the hand of someone across from them. Then, have everyone grab the hand of another person so that everyone is holding two hands. The goal is for the group to untangle themselves without letting go of each other’s hands. This activity is great for encouraging teamwork and problem-solving skills.
Activity #08: Marshmallow Towers
The goal of Marshmallow Towers is for students to construct the tallest tower possible while working together as a team.To play, you will need marshmallows and toothpicks. Students will work in teams of two or three to build the tallest tower they can using only these materials. This activity is great for encouraging teamwork, communication, and creativity.
Activity #07: Balloon Stomp
This game is excellent for group bonding since it requires kids to collaborate in order to squash all of the balloons. To play, you’ll need a bunch of balloons and some string. Tie the string around each balloon in such a way that they are linked. Students should then form a circle and hold on to the rope. The objective of this game is for students to stomp on as many balloons as possible without breaking the string. This is an excellent method for fostering cooperation and collaboration among classmates.
Activity #06: The Great Egg Drop
This team-building activity is a little more messy but it’s definitely a lot of fun! The objective of the game is for teams to design a contraption that will protect an egg from breaking when dropped from a certain height. to play, you will need a bunch of eggs and some materials for building (e.g., cardboard, paper, tape). Students will work in teams of two or three to build a contraption that will protect the eggs when they are dropped. The team with the most intact eggs at the end of the activity wins! This activity is great for encouraging teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Activity #05: Scavenger Hunt
A classic team-building activity, scavenger hunts are great for groups of all sizes. To play, you will need to hide a bunch of items around the room or the school or community (e.g., a pencil, a penny, a piece of paper). Students will then work in teams to find all of the hidden items. he team that finds all of the items first wins! This activity is great for encouraging teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Activity #04: Minute to Win It
This activity requires students to work together to complete a series of challenges within a minute. To play, you will need to set up a series of challenges (e.g., stacking plastic cups, moving ping pong balls from one container to another). Students will then work in teams to complete as many challenges as possible within the time limit.
Activity #03: The Amazing Race
This team-building activity is perfect for groups of all sizes and ages. Divide your group into teams and give each team a list of tasks to complete around the school or local area. The first team to complete all the tasks wins!
Activity #02: Hot Seat
The object of the game is for students to work together to answer questions about a classmate. To play, have students sit in a circle and choose one student to be the “hot seat” for the round. he hot seat student then chooses another student to be their partner. The hot seat student will then ask the partner a series of questions about themselves (e.g., their favorite food, hobby, etc.). The partner can only answer with one word responses. After the hot seat student has asked all of their questions, the roles will then reversed and the partner will become the hot seat student.
Activity #01: Obstacle Course
An obstacle course is a great way to get students moving and out of their comfort zone. To set up an obstacle course, you will need a variety of objects that can be used as obstacles (e.g., cones, hula hoops, jump ropes, jump over a hurdle, crawl under a table). Students will then work in teams to complete the course as quickly as possible. This activity is great for encouraging teamwork, communication skills, and problem-solving skills.
There you have it! These are just a few fun team building activities that you can use with your middle school students. So get out there and start building those teamwork skills! Your students will thank you for it.
Do you have any favorite team-building activities? Share them with us in the comments below!