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Top 40 Fun Team Building Activities For Your Next Corporate Event

Team building by definition, is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. Team building is crucial to a team as it not only fosters stronger bonds in a company, it celebrates its people and recognises the importance of teamwork

With these team bonding objectives in mind, Funworks carries out team building activities that deliver fun and objective programmes to help you uphold your most important business asset – your people! These activities range from indoor based which you can organise in your own office to exciting outdoor programmes which are typically better organised by the professional team building organisers. 

Before you decide on which activity, always bear in mind your team building event objectives and the desired outcome! 

Below are 40 innovative team building ideas for your reference! 

1. Who Knows Best?

Who Knows Best Game

Core Values: Communication, Getting to Know One Another

Number of Participants: 10 to 40 

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

Building strong relationship is the building block for team success. This team building activity is the perfect way for your colleagues to learn more about one another and to start interacting. Individuals will be competing with one another to see who has the most knowledge of their colleageus and the company (both factual or gossip-filled office trivia). Not only will participants have a better understanding of the company/colleagues, this will almost certainly lift up the team spirit!

2. Uncertain Grounds

Uncertain Grounds Team Building Activities

Core Value: Communication, Build Trust, Out of Comfort Zone

Number of Participants: 10 to 50 

Duration: 2 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

This team building activity spurs people to communicate effectively and highlights the importance of seeing the details. During the activity, participants will feel a sense of uncertainty as they are blind-folded. Teams will need to take a leap of faith and trust their co-workers as they go through a series of obstacles. Some of which would include ‘Blindfolded Retriever’ where active listening comes into play as they carry out the simple commands given by their designated leader. 

3. Office Scavenger Hunt

Core Values: Collaboration, Time Management

Number of Participants: 10 to 50 

Duration: 2 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

Finders’ keepers as they often say. The Office Scavenger Hunt activity will definitely get your coworkers’ heart racing in excitement and anticipation. Come up with a list of hidden items placed throughout the office and get your colleagues to set off on a hunt for these items! Whoever accumulates the most accurate items will be the winner! This can be easily customised for any upcoming occasion (e.g. Christmas, Easter Day etc.) 

4. Bossaball

Bossaball

Core Values: Collaboration, Teamwork

Number of Participants: 10 to 20 

Duration: 2 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

Bossaball is a uniquely acrobatic and energetic game that combines sports, music and great fun! Incorporating elements of volleyball, football and gymnastics, a game of bossaball is played on a specially designed inflatable platform integrated with trampolines in the middle. Definitely one of the high adrenaline team building activities for you and your colleague! 

5. Who is the Spy?

Core Values: Communication, Creativity

Number of Participants: 10 to 30 

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

Who is the Spy? is one of the most nerve-racking and thrilling team building activities. Before the start of the challenge, the hunters will be identified and the remaining participants will be grouped into different teams. The objective of the teams is to complete all the missions and prevent the hunter from capturing them. On the other hand, the hunter’s goal is to capture all teams within the designated time. This activity can be played within the office or outdoor, in an enclosed area. 

6. Augmented Reality (AR) Sports

AR Game

Core Values: Collaboration, Teamwork

Number of Participants: 10 to 50 

Duration: 2 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

Augmented Reality (AR) Sports is the combination of AR with motion sensor, smartphone and sports to create a brand new experience that is not only interactive but also high in energy level. 

The Augmented Reality comes in the form of mini-competition where player versus player. The available challenges are Digital Dodgeball, Monster Battle and Shooting. Engage in exciting AR sports that guarantee maximum fun and laughter!

7. High Elements Obstacle Course

Core Values: Trust, Out of Comfort Zone

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

Being high up in the air can makes some people feel more vulnerable and insecure. When put in such situation, the encouragement of your fellow colleagues can unify and raise the team to greater heights! Both thrilling and heart-racing, this activity will serve to strengthen the ties among the team members!

8. The Pitch

The Pitch

Core Values: Creativity, Communication

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

If you are looking for new project ideas or instilling creativity into your organisation, The Pitch might be the solution for your next team building event. This activity taps on the creative juices of participants, bringing back the old school project days! However unlike the past where team projects were often limiting, ‘The Pitch’ requires teams to pitch their projects in front of a panel of ‘judges’. The crazier the idea, the better! This activity can also be incorporated into your Innovation and Productivity week. 

9. The Royal Chariot

Royal Chariot

Core Values: Creativity, Collaboration

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor or Outdoor Activity

Racing against the clock and each other, teams are required to pull together in this inspiring Royal Chariot challenge which combines the skills of creativity, innovation and communication.

Teams will need to transform their cardboard materials into a life-sized racing chariot, where machine and human-power will work together in harmony. This Royal Chariot team building challenge will conclude with the Chariot of Fire, where teams will pull their teammate in their chariots, and race against their opponents.

10. Kingdom of Power

Kingdom of Power

Core Values: Creativity, Collaboration

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

The Kingdom of Power is one of the most creative team building activities we have seen. Each team will be given the building materials (mainly cardboard, glue gun, scissors, and penknives) and they have to transform them into their life-sized kingdoms, which consist of a fortress, racing chariot, armours, shields and swords. This team building challenge will test participant’s creativity, communication, collaboration and motivation.

The challenge concludes with a gladiator-themed Grand Parade, followed by the Final Battle where each kingdom pit their strongest fighters against each other. If you want to organise a out of the norm kind of event, this programme is the perfect solution for you. Read how 500 staff from Yokogawa (would have broken the Singapore Books of Record for the most number of cardboard castles) come together to build their most awesome kingdom. 

11. Build and Race

corporate event at sentosa

Core Values: Creativity, Collaboration

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

Row, row, row your boat, and see if you can make your cardboard boat float! Teams are to make use of the cardboard materials and construct a seaworthy boat. As a finale, teams will take their boats and race against one another, either in a pool or the open sea! This is a challenge where your participants will experience the “impossible” become achievable!

This team building challenge focuses on creativity, innovation and communication among the participants.

12. Bridge of Unity

Bridge of Unity

Core Values: Creativity, Collaboration, Seeing the Big Picture

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor or Outdoor Activity

The Bridge of Unity is a fun, engaging and meaningful team building activity to illustrate how all departments of an organisation strive towards their own goals, but also play a vital role in the bigger picture of the organisation’s goals. Using the materials provided, teams must work together to build a bridge, with each team constructing part of the bridge. During the finale, all teams will link their part of the bridge together.

This is an excellent team building activity for developing communication skills, problem solving and instil innovation mindset.

13. Fun City

Bridge of Unity

Core Values: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

In Fun City team building challenge, each team is to design a section of a model city. The city contains different zones such as industrial, residential, leisure and business districts and interconnecting infrastructure features like roads, rail and waterways. Given the wide range of materials, teams are to build an imaginative and creative city that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. During the finale, teams will join their section of the city together and celebrate their success in working towards a common goal.

This team building activity is also a great opportunity for everyone in a team to collaborate, instill problem solving skills, and demonstrating teamwork to working together towards one common goal creatively.

14. Sportify

Corporate Sports Day

Core Values: Teamwork, Collaboration

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

The Sportify re-invents your usual sports games into a series of exciting and challenging games, catered for participants of all age groups. Our corporate sports day event guarantees fun, competitiveness and glory to all participants! 

In Sportify, challenges are unlike any other sporting event you will see or likely to experience. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as teams compete to cross the finishing line first. 

Organising such sport day as your company’s event is perfect for team interaction, recognition, sportsmanship, fun and motivation.

15. Football Fiesta

Football Fiesta

Core Values: Teamwork, Collaboration

Number of Participants: 10 to 40 

Duration: 2 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

This team building activity is an intriguing quest that is suitable for all, a mission to unite soccer fans of all ages! With each team representing a World Cup squad, they will compete in a series of game stations that are related to football.

Whether you are organising a company fun day or a corporate cocktail party, football can be woven through all aspects of the event. This team building challenge highlights the participants’ skills on team interaction, sportsmanship, motivation and collaboration.

16. Amazing Race

Core Values: Teamwork, Collaboration, Time Management

Number of Participants: 10 and above 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

The Amazing Race is a fun team building activity that requires a lot of collaboration. Teams need to plan and strategise, allocate resources as smartly build bonding among themselves.

Amazing Race is a spin-off of the highly popular reality television series, where teams are thrown in a situation where time is of the essence. In order to advance in the activity, they will have to work well together. This includes solving clues, planning routes and overcoming the stations together. The successful completion of the activity will depend solely on the cooperation and collaboration of the group.

17. Dance Mania

Core Values: Teamwork, Collaboration

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

If you are not cut in for all the travel and food-related team building activities, you can chill out with your team with a dance activity. Our dance team building will transform your team into a spectacular dance crews! 

In Dance Mania, teams will learn jaw dropping dance routine, battling across teams and end it off with a mass dance finale together.The Dance Mania team building is a great option if you are looking to liven your team through a fun and relaxing session while collaborating and having fun together with your team.

18. Nature Quest

Nature Quest at Pulau Ubin

Core Values: Teamwork, Collaboration

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

Singapore has a lovely rural paradise on the island of Pulau Ubin. The island is blessed with lots of fauna and flora, making it a lovely location for team building activities at Pulau Ubin. This island offers mountain biking opportunities and exciting nature quest for the purpose of team building exercise.

You and your team can also take the chance to visit the Chek Jawa wetlands, one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems.

Apart from Pulau Ubin, you can simply visit any other nature parks in Singapore!

19. The Heritage Race

Heritage Race around Singapore

Core Values: Teamwork, Collaboration, Time Management

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

Singapore is more than just an urban landscape. If you crave cultural experiences, the city has lots of delightful ethnic colonies you can explore. During the Heritage Race, your people will get to explore areas in Arab Street, Little Indian, as well as Chinatown. Your imagination is the only impediment that can limit the possibilities of organising different team building activities in these areas.

20. The Explorer

Scavenger Hunt explorer

Core Values: Teamwork, Collaboration, Time Management

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

The Explorer Challenge gives teams an opportunity to explore the Sentosa island in a fun and intriguing way. It is designed for participants to experience both the historical and exciting sites of Sentosa, while discovering more about their teammates!

In this team building challenge, teams will be faced with challenges that will test their physical and mental capability. It also focuses on strong leadership and only unified team can overcome the challenges presented.

21. Nostalgic Food Hunter

Food hunt hawker

Core Values: Teamwork, Collaboration, Time Management

Number of Participants: Any 

Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

Singapore is commonly known as a “Food Paradise”. Gather your colleagues and race through a full-filling experience in Singapore in our Nostalgic Food Hunt team building challenge. People who eat together stay together; in our food challenge, not only will you be able to indulge in the mouth-watering local delicacies, you will also be able to form meaningful friendship with your colleagues!  

Teams will hunt down local dishes in the city’s famous hawker centres while completing food-related challenges at various ‘checkpoints’. This activity is sure to bring out the best in your team.

22. Masterchef

Cooking team building

Core Values: Creativity, Communication, Time Management

Number of Participants: 10 to 100 

Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

If you fancy yourself as the next Gordon Ramsay, this might be your chance to show off in front of your colleagues. Our Masterchef cooking team building activity has the perfect recipe to success for any corporate event you are planning. It offers teams the opportunity to cook together in a relaxed and informal setting. The competitive spirits are soon uncovered as colleagues learn how to create luxurious meals through the given materials. The task is to produce the best flavour combinations and present the most aesthetically pleasing dishes.

Organising such cooking team building can definitely aims to bring out collaboration, competitiveness, communication and creativity among the participants. At the end of this challenge, participants are sure to have gained spoonfuls of teamwork, cups of happiness and pots of positives shared experiences.

23. Final One

Final One

Core Values: Creativity, Communication, Strategic Thinking

Number of Participants: 10 to 200 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor or Outdoor Activity

The Final One is a mind stimulating team building activity. Participants are to work together in their team to form an equation equate to one. Teams will be competing in multiple zones with each zone having its own digit or operator tags.

Upon successful completion of each mission, teams will get to pick 1 – 2 digit tags (from 0 to 9) or arithmetic operators [e.g. +, -, ()], as well as earn coins. As a finale, teams are to make use of their digit tags and operators to form the value ONE. The first team that does so, and has the most coins left will be the FINAL ONE.

24. Calling the Shots

Business Game Calling the shot team building

Core Values: Communication, Strategic Thinking, Negotiation Skills

Number of Participants: 10 to 200 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor or Outdoor Activity

Calling the Shots is a customised business game where teams learn to pursue business opportunities together, and to allocate resources carefully in order to achieve targets. A highly intense game where teams will need to exhibit their negotiation skills in order to win the game. This programme is the perfect recipe for management teams to get to know each other in a deeper way, while exploring how they can better communicate and listen to one another.

25. The Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Core Values: Communication, Collaboration, Seeing the Big Picture

Number of Participants: 10 to 200 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

Does your team have got what it takes to build a massive Chain Reaction? In our exciting Chain Reaction team building challenge, each group will receive a blueprints of their allocated section of the chain reaction, along with paper rods and cable ties. Each team will construct their section with the hopes that once all the sections are joined, a large ball will make its way around the contraption from the beginning to the end.

This team building is a hand-ons challenge that promotes competitiveness, creativity, communication and collaboration with and across teams.

26. CSI Criminal Minds

CSI Criminal Minds

Core Values: Communication, Analytical Skills, Creative Thinking

Number of Participants: 10 to 200 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor or Outdoor Activity

The CSI Criminal Minds team building activity will submerge teams into the challenges faced by Crime Scene Investigators and Detectives during the event. Teams will come face to face with a murder case and given a brief on the steps to take in order to understand the motive, method and means for the murder.

All participants of the game are junior FBI agents looking to secure a position as Special Agent in the organisation.

Each team will be given a basic FBI kit to aid them as they first begin with the examination of evidence, followed by their search for witnesses and interrogation of suspects. Together, teams will have to put their heads together to solve the case and identify who the mystery killer is.

27. Be Nostalgic

Nostalgic team building game

Core Values: Communication, Getting to Know One Another

Number of Participants: 10 to 200 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

To participate in the Be Nostalgic activity, your colleagues are required to bring an item that is of sentimental value and reminds them of their younger days or childhood. The older the item (based on years), the more bonus points they get! The highlight of this team building activity is to bring the participants down the memory lane, reminiscing about the past while learning more about each other! Teams will also get to participate in nostalgic activities such as hopscotch, five stones, chaptuk, marbles, pick up sticks etc. 

28. Big Picture

Big picture art jamming

Core Values: Communication, Seeing the Big Picture

Number of Participants: 10 to 100 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

The Big Picture team building activity allows participants to let their creative juices run wild! Each team is faced with the objective of recreating their company logo/vision/mission/ core values etc. All you have to do is to provide us your logo and we will embed it onto a sophisticated artwork.

The challenge is that the artwork will be divided into several sections and spread amongst the group. It is a collaborative effort to work together and ensure that the canvas join line and colour tones are seamless. The finished article is staggering and makes the perfect art piece to mount in the office space.

29. Gold Rush

Gold Rush

Core Values: Communication, Teamwork

Number of Participants: 10 to 100 

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

The Gold Rush challenge is an indoor team building activity that re-invents the definition of having fun in office through a series of exciting and challenging games, catered for participants of all age groups. The Gold Rush challenge is set to test your team’s mental agility, intelligence and common sense. Earn points for your team by taking part in challenges. Challenges are worth different points, thus a team has to strategise to see which task to complete first. 

To spice up the ultimate challenge event further, there will be a bell that rings at intervals. Team will need to complete a mini scavenger hunt around the edge of the room.

30. Escape Room

Escape Room Team Building

Core Values: Analytical Skills, Creativity, Teamwork

Number of Participants: 10 to 100 

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

In an Escape Room style, these riddles will be presented in the form of comic strips. It may involve solving word riddles, maze, and the use of cards or items given to get the answers! Teams will have to work together to solve the riddles, and submit their answers via the link given! 

The Escape Room team building activity is probably one of the best and cost effective way to give your team a great reward in the form of an engaging and fun day. Prepare yourselves for this activity to test your team on their logic, maths, communication and general teamwork skills within the short span of the challenge. The Escape room activity can also be incorporated into your team’s lunch or dinner function. 

31. Egg Drop

Egg Drop Challenge

Core Values: Creativity, Teamwork

Number of Participants: 10 to 100 

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

The Egg Drop is a team building activity that involves collaboration, problem solving, and creative teamwork. Teams have to build a structure out of the ordinary materials and try as best as possible to protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a high elevation. 

32. Casino Royale

Core Values: Collaboration, Strategic Thinking

Number of Participants: 10 to 100 

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

Feel the glitz and glamour of Hollywood-style casinos with interactive games for your team in the Casino Royale team building activity. You might want to try the Vegas Experience for a taste of what the Sin City is like or try the Hollywood-inspired Oceans 11 games that provide you an opportunity to strategize and negotiate.

In this team building event, teams will learn to take risks, have fun and better stronger communication with one another.

33. Commercial Break

Commercial Break Game

Core Values: Creativity, Communication

Number of Participants: Any

Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

When planning for a team building event, you want to ensure you have the chance to take your team out of their comfort zone. With the Commercial Break team building activity, teams will feel comfortable with the uncomfortable. 

Teams will each be advertising a product at random, they are to highlight on “selling” the products to their peers and not forgetting to build fun and meaningful relationships within their workplace. This team building activity is perfect for giving your colleagues a chance to use their imagination and build clear communication between them. 

34. Stop Motion Movie

Stop motion movie

Core Values: Creativity, Communication

Number of Participants: Any

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

The Stop Motion Movie team building activity allows creativity and collaboration throughout the entire team. Uniquely, this fully co-ordinated requires facilitators to assist participants on the basics of animation using the latest technology. From there, each team must create a humorous video clip promoting company values.

35. Nerf Fight

Core Values: Teamwork, Strategic Planning

Number of Participants: Any

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

Nerf Fight is a competitive team building event specially designed for players to work together. The various NERF zones allow you and your colleagues to simulate your favourite war scene and re-live various gun battles with adrenaline pumping, breaths grasping and voices shouting at their top of the lungs!

36. Minute to Win It

Minute to win it team building game ideas

Core Values: Teamwork, Resource Planning

Number of Participants: 10 to 80

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

Inspired by the popular TV shows, the Minute to Win It challenge is competitive and geared for all abilities and professional levels. Team has to compete head-to-head through a course of mental challenges. No need for athletes on this challenge since tasks are doable for all levels with some call for physical involvement, which is always voluntary.

37. Music Jam Fest

Music Fest

Core Values: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration

Number of Participants: 10 to 100

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

Music and rhythmic sounds are great mental therapy for people of all ages. During the Music Jam Fest, teams will be competing in a series of mini games. The winner of each games will get to pick their preferred musical instruments. As a finale, teams will then compose a song and perform in front of a panel of judges. And the best part – no experience or musical ability is needed to join this event! 

38. Boot Camp

Corporate Boot Camp

Core Values: Teamwork, Determination, Collaboration

Number of Participants: 10 to 100

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

Choose a Boot Camp team building activity to get your adrenaline juices flowing and get the blood rushing as you take part in competitive mini-challenges.

The Boot Camp team building is designed to be competitive whilst getting all participants to work together as a team. The challenge will begin with the Circuit Session which will incorporate activities such as Log Carry, Tyre Carry, Sledgehammer Hits and Hurdles. Teammates will be motivating each other as they progress to the next intensity of activities.  

As a finale, teams will compete with one another in physical and mentally daunting activities. The teams that accumulate the highest score will be crowned the champion.

39. Drone Making

drone team building

Core Values: Teamwork, Creativity

Number of Participants: 10 to 100

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Type: Indoor Activity

In the Drone Making team building event, teams will have to build their own drone using lego bricks. Apart from ensuring that their little helicopters that are able to maneuver across the room, teams will also need to construct their own obstacles for each other. 

40. Dragon Boating

Dragon Boat Team Building

Core Values: Teamwork, Determination

Number of Participants: Any

Duration: 2 hours

Type: Outdoor Activity

The Dragon Boat team building challenge brings participants away from the bustling city to enjoy the clam out in the sea. Dragon Boating can provide three categories of benefits, namely fitness, team building as well as psychological health! 

Dragon boat teams provide an opportunity for a diverse range of people to get to know each other through an accessible and spirited team oriented activity. Dragon boat racing is unique in its ability to bridge communication gaps by building strong, supportive relationships. Dragon boating is the ultimate team sport. It is not about you, it is about how the whole team works together!

 

Next Step?

With the countless team building activities, it might be challenging for you to decide on your preferred activities. 

Need more ideas? Contact our experience Happiness Ambassadors for a quick chat and learn how we can suggest the most suitable team building activities for your upcoming event. We have organised countless of memorable team building events and we are determined to make your corporate event a successful one too!

You may also download our team building catalogue for more ideas too.

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