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Fun games from the Stir It Up chapters of the books Team-Building Activities for Every Group, and More Team-Building Activities for Every Group to promote group bonding through fun interactive games!
Pull Up
 
 
Objective
To include everyone in a fun game that mixes people up while at the same time creating a friendly guy versus girl competition.
 
Group Size
30 or more (with a good mix of guys and girls)
 
Materials
A music source (i.e. radio, stereo, etc.)
 
Description
    The group must sit down on the ground in a large circle. Ask for three girl volunteers and three guy volunteers to stand in the middle of the circle. Inform the group that this is a competition between guys and girls and that the way you get a point for your team is to make sure that there are more people from the opposite sex standing in the middle of the circle when the music stops.
    When the game starts, the music is playing and the guys and girls in the middle must each find someone of the opposite sex, grab his/her hand and pull him/her to a standing position, and then sit down in his/her place. This switching of places continues in a fast-paced manner and a person must stand when someone grabs his/her hand.
     After a short time, stop the music and count the number of guys in the middle and the number of girls in the middle. The team that has the least number of people standing gets one point. Play several rounds of this game before declaring a winner. Start each new round with the people who are standing in the middle when the last round ended.
 
(From the book Team-Building Activities for Every Group)
 


Water in the Face
 
 
Objective
To bring laughter to a group and for everyone to participate in a fun, interactive game.
 
Group Size
10 or more
 
Materials
Paper cup
Jug of water (or water source)
Towels
 
Description
    Gather the group into a circle where people can stand or sit. Ask for a volunteer to stand in the middle and give him or her a paper cup with a small amount of water in it. The person in the middle must select a category (i.e. type of car, color, kind of cereal, candy, etc.) and tell the group what the category is.
      The person in the middle then secretly thinks of an item in that category (you may have this person whisper it into the ear of the leader so you know they won't lie). Each person in the circle takes a guess at what the person is thinking of in that category. Each person gets one guess and cannot say something that has already been said. As soon as someone correctly guesses what the person was thinking of, the person in the middle throws the water in his or her face!
    The person who guessed correctly then gets to be the one in the middle with the water and may select a different category. Start with the person in the circle whose turn it was supposed to be next and move on around the circle until someone else gets water thrown into his or her face.
 
(From the book Team-Building Activities for Every Group)


Baton Pass
 
Objective
To increase the comfort level of the group.
 
Group Size
4 or more
 
Materials
Timer
Small baton-like item
 
Description
    Ask for four volunteers to come to the front of the room and give one of them a baton-like item (a paper towel roll will work). Select a category such as: Disney® cartoon characters, breakfast cereals, kinds of candy with chocolate in them, NFL® teams, US states, names of people in this group, books of the Bible, etc. Once the category is given set a timer for about 30 seconds. The person holding the baton must name something in the category and pass the baton to the next person, who must do the same. Players may not name something that has already been said. When the person keeping time yells "stop," the person holding the baton is out and must sit down. Give the group a new category or let them continue with the same one. The last person left wins that round. You may play several rounds with different people. 
 
Variation
Have the group members say the words of the pledge of allegiance, a song, cheer, etc. The first person says the first word, the second person says the next word and so on down the line until someone makes a mistake.
 
(From the book More Team-Building Activities for Every Group)


Train Wreck
 
Objective
To learn more about one another and to mix up the group while playing a fun, energetic game.
 
Group Size
12 or more (more is better)
 
Materials
One chair per person, minus one
 
Description
    Line the chairs up in at least two single file rows facing forward to resemble seats on a train. One person starts without a chair and goes to the front of the group and becomes the "conductor." The conductor says something about him/herself (i.e., "I like bubble gum ice cream"), and everyone who likes bubble gum ice cream must get out of his/her chair and move to a vacant chair. The conductor tries to find an empty seat as well. The person left without a place to sit becomes the new conductor. If at anytime the conductor yells "train wreck," everyone must get up and find a new seat.
 
(From the book More Team-Building Activities for Every Group)

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