Establish a Positive
Community Atmosphere in Your Classroom Through Team-Building Activities
Team-building activities help establish a positive
community atmosphere in your classroom. When your students get to
know you and each other in a fun and supportive environment you
are able to establish a the kind of rapport that will enable you
to have a trusting relationship with them throughout the year.
ZIG ZAG ZOP
Everyone is in a circle. One person starts by
and looking at another person.
That person now says, "zag"
while looking at another person.
Now the third person says, "zop"
while looking at another person and pointing to them with a
fully extended arm. Only "zop"
has the arm motion. If a person moves their arm on "zig"
or "zag" he/she is out and
must sit down. If a person does not move their arm on "zop"
he/she is out and must sit down.
Advanced -- Speed it
up. If a person hesitates, he/she is out.
Skill -- Concentration
Class forms a circle, looking down with no eye
One person at a time, but in no preplanned order
or pattern, the group needs to count from one to ten.
If two people speak at once, they have to start
If you get past ten... see
how high you can go!
Skills -- Ensemble, Giving
and Taking Focus
Everyone stands in a circle. One person starts
by throwing the koosh ball to another person.
Continue passing the ball around so that everyone
gets the ball once. The ball should end up with the person who
Remember the order and then time how fast the
group can get the ball through everyone.
See if the group can beat their fastest time!
Skills -- Concentration and Team Work