Virtual Team Building Events

Activity Description

This game is a potentially life-changing game. It is best suited for groups that know each other reasonably well.

Sit in a circle and give everyone a piece of paper and pen. Each individual should write their name at the top of the piece of paper, then pass it to the person on their left. Each person then writes one or two (or more) positive characteristics about the person whose name is at the top of the paper.

After 30-60 seconds, everyone passes the pieces of paper around to their left again. This continues until everyone has written on everyone else’s paper. A typical piece of paper would look like this:

Jo Smith
The final step is that everyone receives their piece of paper back again.
Always thinking of others A good cook
Has A funny (good) sense of humor
Loves God
Very patient A
great listener

It works best if you collect them and hand them out one at a time, so everyone can see people’s reaction seeing the positive comments about themselves. Depending on the make-up of your group, one option is to have people read their own list out loud.

Important note: it might be worth quickly checking to ensure the comments are appropriate and positive.

Done well, this is an incredibly affirming game and can be an activity that people literally remember for years to come.

Potential variations for this activity:

  • Use a large piece of cardboard per participant (rather than a sheet of paper)
    – this way people can stick the cardboard in their room as a constant reminder of how they are loved!
  • Go online and make a Word Cloud of the terms (tip: to control the size of the text, enter the word multiple times; Also click “Do not remove common words”)
  • If you like this game, also check out the game Distinctly Beautiful

Encouragement Game Youth Game

Basic Details
Property Type : Youth Games
Listing Type : Placeholder
Activity Type : Youth Games
Focus On : Having Fun
Outcome Based : No, just fun
Facilities : Indoor, Outdoor
Props Required : None
Duration : 6 - 15 minutes
Exertion Level : Low
Group Size : 1 - 8, 9 - 16, 17 - 30, 31+
Age : Youth