Team Challenges

170+ Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, and Creativity

By Kris Bordessa
(Zephyr Press, Paperback, 9781569762011, 256pp.)

Publication Date: November 2005

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This helpful resource is designed to offer teachers, facilitators, and parents a wide variety of activities designed to cultivate children's problem-solving skills while fostering cooperation between group members. These hands-on projects teach children to experiment with building methods, discover new uses for everyday items, try on new personas, and express themselves as they work toward a solution as a team. Team members are required to think outside the box, communicate clearly, and cooperate with each other in order to complete each task. Activities include planning a five-day trek through the mountains; building a bridge out of marshmallows, straws, and paper; and moving a group of ping-pong balls from one location to another without touching the balls directly. Children will learn not only from each other, but also from observing how other teams navigate the tasks.

About the Author

Kris Bordessa has written for more than 50 family and educational publications, including American Girl, Nick Jr. Family Magazine, Home Education Magazine, and Parenting.

Praise For Team Challenges

"I’ve seen lots of activity books for kids, but few are so all-encompassing."  —

 "A rare gift."  —

"Great for teachers, and also fun for families."  —Ashland Daily Tidings

"Helps group leaders effortlessly guide a team through fun activities."  —Family Magazine 

"Great activities that can be done with as few as two people."  —Lansing State Journal

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