This is just funny and eye opening
Children aren’t even fully formed versions of themselves, so to expect them to work perfectly as a team is a fool’s gamble. Watching any number of seven-year-olds attempt to create a cohesive group is like dropping a bunch of octopi into a bucket of scrap metal and hoping that they think progressively enough to build you a new computer. All you end up with is a wriggling, disorganized mess, and probably one or two less octopi/children.
I work with kids, and I stay away from any sort of team building activity. It’s not because the kids certainly can’t do it – I’ve seen children accomplish all of the activities below. It’s that, in a great number of the times I’ve tried it, I end up with opposite of the intended effect happening. When it comes to teaching kids how to work together as a unit, I just stick with dodgeball…
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