Teambuilding with Teens

Activities for Leadership, Decision Making, and Group Success
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781575422657
Item Number: 8363

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For use in grades 6-12, this book provides 36 hands-on activities that make learning about leadership meaningful and fun while building character.

Teens are called on to recognize each other’s strengths, become better listeners, communicate clearly, identify their values, build trust, set goals, and more. Each activity takes 20-45 minutes. Includes a CD containing all reproducible forms.

Book Review

“This is an outstanding resource for all those who want to encourage young people in their leadership and teamwork skills. While there are many similar books available, this one will become one of the essential resources in the youth worker’s library.”

—Dan Kreiss, YouthWorker Journal

  • List of Reproducible Forms
  • Introduction: Putting the “Active” in Activities

The Activities


  • Martian Names
  • Change the World
  • Handprints


  • Body Map
  • Smirk
  • Becoming My Best
  • My Whole Self
  • Values Line

Working with Others

  • Norms, Roles, and Expectations
  • House of Cards
  • The Mole
  • The Web


  • Teams Building
  • Snowflake
  • Traveling Teams
  • Our Community
  • Puzzle

Qualities of Leadership

  • Campaign Teams
  • Heroes
  • Treasure Hunt
  • The Party
  • Quote/End Quote
  • Wise Sayings

Social Issues

  • Power Trip
  • Fruit Salad
  • Inside Out
  • Choosing Sides
  • Peace and Violence Webs

Decision Making and Problems Solving

  • Bank Robbery
  • Community Action Plan
  • Challenges and Choices
  • Post Your Plans
  • The Million-Dollar Award


  • Back/Feedback
  • Letter to Myself

Additional Resources

  • What You Need to Conduct the Activities
  • Tips for Teens: Facilitating Group Activities
  • Overview of Learning Concepts and Activities
  • Correlations with Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens Curriculum
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