Top Team-Building Ideas for Spring 2019

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The days are getting longer, and sunnier, and that means spring is here at last! All winter long we have been waiting to get outside and have some fun…so let’s go! With the countdown to our MuckFest runs officially on (see you soon, Boston!), this is the perfect time to grow your MuckFest team and have lots of fun with your friends and family. These are some entertaining team-building activities that are perfect for springtime…

Truth or Dare Jenga

While Jenga is an entertaining indoor game,, now that it’s warm you can play with giant Jenga games and take your fun outside! Start by having everyone write dares or questions on all the Jenga pieces. You can even make some MuckFest-themed! When all the blocks have dares or questions on them, stack them up like in Jenga. When people pull a block out, they must perform the truth or dare that’s written on it.

Suggest people bring at least one friend to the game, and that way they can learn more about MuckFest in a fun environment under the sun.

Masterpiece MuckFest Murals

Find space outdoors and create some MuckFest art! Buy art supplies on sale from a local crafts store, then give each member of your team a canvas and brush. Let everyone create a colorful spring masterpiece on their canvas. This is a fun activity that can have a double purpose. These could also be used as fundraising tools for Muckers on a Mission, with larger donors receiving artwork as a thank you.

 

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The MuckFest Trust Course

Find an open space, like a park or sports field. Place objects like cones, balls, chairs, and more across the open space. Have everyone bring one friend they want to join your MuckFest team, and pair them up. One person from each pair will put on a blindfold and the other person must lead their blindfolded teammate from one side of the open space to the other without stepping on the objects — using only the verbal instructions.

It’s a perfect exercise in communication, teamwork, and gets all the teammates moving! This is a great option for teams with kids and teenagers.

Game of Possibilities

MuckFest is all about thinking on your feet and having new experiences! This activity will certainly prepare you!

Each person on your team brings the most random item they can find. Then, everyone secretly picks a random object out of a bag but doesn’t let anyone else see! One at a time, everyone will go in front of the group and describe a use for that object. Just don’t accidentally say the name of object! The rest of the team must guess what the player is demonstrating.

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Human Shapes

Working together as a team, the group must use their bodies to form letters and words. You can lay on the ground to form them, transform your body while standing, or even use your fingers to make words together! Spell out your team name, the name of the person you’re mucking for, or phrases like “MuckFest” or “Muck Yeah.” Take photos and tag us on social media! We might just re-post on our Instagram!

How do you get to know your teammates or recruit new ones? Tell us in the comments!

 

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