Help your students develop interpersonal skills as well as motor skills with the activities in Team Building Through Physical Challenges. These 22 Outward Bound-type tasks challenge students to work together to achieve a common goal. Along the way, they’ll learn to value teamwork, practice leadership skills, improve listening skills, and appreciate individual differences. The activities in Team Building Through Physical Challenges are broken down into three levels--introductory, intermediate, and advanced. Team Building Through Physical Challenges is easy for physical educators, classroom teachers, and recreation leaders to use. Cards that explain each challenge to your students are contained in the text; simply copy and laminate them, and they’re ready to use. The activities require equipment that is readily available--tumbling mats, ropes, balance beam, cage ball, tires, and others. Diagrams show you exactly how equipment should be set up, and photos illustrate possible solutions for each challenge.
Each physical challenge includes opportunities in communication, decision making, conflict resolution, risk taking and affirmation. For teachers the book can best be used at the beginning of a school year or between units to set standards for group work, acceptance, cooperation. etc. Recreators, coaches, youth sport leaders, church groups may choose to use activities in this book to build relationships among participants.