Great Activity to do with older kids (I first did it in Gr.12 Outdoor Ed.)--Everyone in the group has to keep 2 fingers on the tent pole at all times. The goal is to bring the pole off the ground to a certain height without anyone taking their fingers off the pole. (Could go from a certain height then to the ground.) If someone's finger comes off, the group must re-start. TEAMWORK
Beginning of the year: lesson on teamwork. Have the kiddos watch video and discuss what the animals were doing and how they used teamwork to reach their goal.
Ideas for TeamBuilding and ClassBuilding... I do the "me bags" with a twist... Students pull out their items and the group member make "I wonder..." statements about the objects BEFORE the student tells about themselves! The kids are actively engaged this way instead of just listening to person after person! Works GREAT!!!