Some communication games do promote communication and coordination within the group. After that, a feedback session can take place, which shows who communicated well with whom.
Good communication is critical within a group and can decide whether the group harmonizes or not. Therefore, it is advisable that the group repeatedly plays this kind of games to continually promote and expand the team spirit.
The consequences of a lack of communication
It can cause errors and even serious injury if the communication fails or is neglected. Particularly in athletic competitions. Ultimately, only through a good communication cooperation can develop. This means that if group members do not communicate adequately with one another, they also won’t work well together.
To make the confusion complete, there is another term related to communication which plays an important role: Coordination. This refers to the sensible organization of individual issues or steps. Even for a perfectly functioning coordination, the corresponding communication is essential.
Active and passive communication
It is important to ensure that every participant alternately assumes a passive and an active part during all games. In reality, there should not be one single player taking up the sole command. To achieve this, empathy and the ability to coordinate on behalf of the group leader are in demand.
Also, communication games promote confidence and trust within the group. We know this from almost any situation of everyday life: Talking to one another builds trust; you can share worries and fears with somebody else. But you also can communicate your intentions and desires. Only through good communication will people arrive at one wavelength, which ultimately lets them decide whether the other person is kind or not.
Communication games are very also necessary for the integration of foreign children and young people or those with language difficulties. However, you should always keep in mind that the games are appropriate for weakest or most inexperienced participant. This way no one is discriminated against or will feel marginalized.
- Guess the movement
The group thinks of a movement which a player must guess.
- The monkey house
Who wants to be a monkey? It isn't too easy!
- Market Barkers
Two players pretend they are market barkers
- Better than Eddie Murphy
Some people like to talk and don’t give others a chance.
- Foot contact
A funny game with mistakes, concentration problems, overzealousness etc.
- Double statue 2
The blindfolded player tries to follow the instructions and adopts the pose.
- Laying figures
According to verbal descriptions, different figures must be formed or drawn.
- Blind Grabs
The blindfolded players can only take the fruit of their team and place it in their basket.
Which teams has managed to write the text down without any mistakes?
- Mine field with mouse traps
A blindfolded player walks through the playing field without being caught in one of the mousetraps.
- Railway in the Swamp
A blind Polonaise Gruppe is controlled by the last person.
- Imitating objects
The participants must imitate objects of letters with their bodies.
- Statue and sculptor
The sculptor gives instructions on who the statue (kid) has to perform.
- Listen to each other while blindfolded
Counting from 1- 20, one by one. However, only one at the time is allowed to talk
- Blindfolded Football
A blindfolded football player is directed by a helper.
- Stepping into the circle
Stepping into the circle teaches the participants to follow nonverbal communication.
- Triangle formation
Everyone chooses two more people with whom he will form a triangle.
- The robots are cut loose
Two kids represent a robot which is navigated by a crazy professor.
- Counting through
Participants have to count
- Bailout in a Polar station
Participants simulate a rescue in a snow blizzard on a polar station and must develop a good solution strategy.
- Counting can be hard
Participants have to count as far as possible.
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