- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 52694th edition (November 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781569762011
- ISBN-13: 978-1569762011
- ASIN: 1569762015
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Team Challenges: 170+ Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, and Creativity Paperback – November 1, 2005
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There are a lot of helpful gaming books on the market and even some good websites, but I've been frustrated by weaknesses many of these resources seem to share: many activities do not work well for small groups; many games involve embarrassing or inappropriate physical contact between genders; many games lack creativity and seem to just repackage the same concept into a thousand different variations; and some games breed an overly-competitive spirit which stifles godly, edifying relationships.
In Team Challenges, the author pools her years of experience in 4-H and other youth programs into a helpful book of "easy-to-implement activities that will keep kids laughing, having fun, and learning the benefits of teamwork, all at the same time."
Could you create a bridge that spans 18 inches using only 3 sticky notes and 10 cotton balls? Could you think of 20 things that come in pairs? Could you suspend a beach ball at least 3 feet high in less than five minutes using only a sheet of mailing labels and 25 sheets of newspaper? Could you and your friends completely flip a table cloth using only your feet? Could you plan a skit in only one minute about a loud guest visiting a library? These are only a sampling of great ideas in the book.
Team Challenges fills an important gap in game-planning that many other books miss. It emphasizes cooperation rather than competition. It focuses on problem-solving rather than sheer physical prowess. It fosters creativity rather than repackaging the same old relay races. And I believe it would be a great addition for any teacher, youth pastor, game leader, or children's resource room.