Educations main goal is to prepare young lads to lead the world and succeed. The regular subjects and classes just give them knowledge and they just have to learn and represent them in their tests. Other skills like games, arts and competitions teach them more than what books do. These cannot neither be taught to memorize nor written in books, these can be taught through activities and they adapt themselves to these activities.
Students should know the importance of cooperation and working in a team. These team activities listed below promote team work and communication and also a good environment in the classroom. Fun along with teaching is always relaxing and interesting.
1. If You Build It!
This a easy game, which can be played anywhere. The game can be played by dividing the students in to groups and then allotting them certain things like pipes or blocks or LEGO blocks or stationary items etc and asking them to build something. The task may vary like highest building block or architectural or first one to complete or anything. They will definitely learn about communication, team work and problem solving. This activity can be repeated by grouping different students and it s always fun.
2. Save the Egg
This one has to be taken care off by teachers because it can get very messy. Better to choose a playground or outdoor environment for this game and implement some safety precautions before starting. Basically the players has to save the egg from dropping down from bigger heights but they have to find a solution to make them reach the ground level without breaking in the mid way. Very creative game which also improves their communication skills in the planning part.
This one is a well known game with a fancy name coming up for every generation. In this game the students are assigned an animal or object or place or anything randomly and the first one has to start a story based on the object assigned to them. The next student incorporates their object in to previous student’s story and so on. This also involves creativity and communication.
4. Worst Case Scenario
This one is done when you are going for service kind of jobs in Army or Air-force or Navy. The students will be divided in to groups and each group will be given a situation with a problem or problems. They just have to discuss it among themselves and come up with best solution. This improves problem solving skills and communication and team work too.
5. Tug of War
Last but not least is this classic game Tug of war. Divide the students and thrown in some strong rope and watch them coordinating with their teams to win the game. Lot of physical activity with just simple expenditure.
So these are some of the games that teach students about team work. Suggest more if we are missing some good ones.