TEAM BUILDING CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES - VIDEO & ASSIGNMENTS

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Start the first month back to school off with these 5 creative team-building activities that incorporate creative-thinking and problem-solving skills while also allowing your students to have fun! These team-building activities will engage even your most reluctant students. The best part is that each activity comes with a hand-drawn video, created by the talented John Spencer, that introduces the activities to hook students in! Watch the preview video above to get a sneak peek of the videos included and download the preview to get a closer look at the activity handouts, organizers, puzzles, stations, and projects.



WHAT ARE THE FIVE TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITIES?

1. MAKER SPRINT CHALLENGE
Students will develop and sell a product made from cardboard, a roll of tape, two plastic cups, a plastic bag and string.
2. ZOMBIE ESCAPE ROOM
Students will attempt to cure their teacher of the zombie virus by working together to solve puzzles and riddles to find the antidote.
3. WONDER DAY
Students will feed their curiosity by researching a topic they are interested in or curious about.
4. SOLVE THE MYSTERY
Students will work together to solve a mystery about a buried ship in the middle of Downtown San Francisco
5. SPORTS MASH-UP
Students will develop a new sport that combines and mashes up elements from
other different sports.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

• Students watch hand-drawn videos that introduce each of the five team-building activities. These videos are highly engaging and will hook your students immediately. Watch the video preview on the product page to get a sneak peek.

• Use the eye-catching PowerPoint presentations to introduce each of the activities in detail to your class and guide you through each element of the activity.

• Use the student handouts, brainstorming sheets, graphic organizers, puzzles, task cards, and stations to implement the activities!


WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY PURCHASE?

1. MAKER SPRINT CHALLENGE
→ Introductory video
→ Teacher Instructions
→ PowerPoint to guide the lesson
→ 2 Brainstorming sheets
→ Analyze your ideas checklist
→ Product outline sheet
→ Using persuasive techniques handout (ethos, pathos, logos)
→ Creating an advertisement planning sheets (blog, video, sales pitch)
→ Final copy sheet for ad write-up
→ Teacher rubric

2. ZOMBIE ESCAPE ROOM
→ Introductory video
→ Teacher Instructions
→ PowerPoint to guide the lesson
→ Signs for each of the six stations
→ Student instructions for each of the six stations
→ All the materials students need for each station (envelope templates, word maze, homophone slips, cipher wheel, jigsaw puzzle, rubus puzzles, spelling search, encrypted message)
→ A student zombie booklet where the group can record the codes they find.
→ A teacher answer key you can use to check the work to determine the winner.

3. WONDER DAY
→ Introductory video
→ Teacher instructions
→ PowerPoint to guide the lesson
→ Are your sources credible? Student handout
→ Wonder Day research graphic organizer
→ Double-sided final copy sheet
→ Teacher rubric

SOLVE THE MYSTERY
→ Introductory video
→ Teacher instructions
→ PowerPoint to guide the lesson
→ Buried ship mystery student handout
→ Inferring information brainstorming sheet
→ Our final theory graphic organizer (with prompting sentence stems)

5. SPORTS MASH-UP
→ Introductory video
→ Teacher instructions
→ PowerPoint to guide the lesson
→ Sports mash-up brainstorming page (with prompting questions)
→ Double-sided sports mash-up idea development page (with prompting questions)
→ Rough draft for sport instructions
→ Revise and edit peer editing sheet
→ Double-sided final copy sheets (with spaces for illustration
→ Teacher rubric


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The videos and resources in this resource are for single-classroom use and are not to be uploaded to the Internet in any format without permission from the creators. Please contact prestoplans@gmail.com if you require more information.