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Fun with teamwork

Fun with teamwork

Discover the fun of working together as a family team as you dance, move furniture, build a human pyramid, or wash windows together!

Begin by introducing your children to the idea that work is more enjoyable when people work together as a team. Explain the connection between the acronym TEAM and the slogan “Together Everyone Accomplishes More.” Or create your own family acronym or rhyme, for example, When we work as one, more gets done and we have a ton of fun!

Plan a brief family activity to reinforce the idea that working together cooperatively is enjoyable. (See the list below for ideas). Repeat your family slogan often during your activity.

  • If your children enjoy drama and dance, make large cardboard or foam letters that spell “TEAM.” Help your children come up with a dance routine that spells out the word “TEAM” using coordinated footwork and arm movements.
  • Select a large houseplant or a heavy piece of furniture that needs to be moved. Allow each child to try moving it alone (but not to the point of straining muscles). Then organize a team effort to lift the object to the desired location.
  • Build a small human pyramid as a family. To add to the challenge, set up a camera with a self-timer and take a photo of the pyramid.
  • Cooperatively wash your house or car windows with some family members working indoors and others outdoors. Work on the same windowpane at the same time, helping each other determine if the dirt or smudges are on the inside or the outside.

Talk about how everyone needed to do their part in order to complete the task. Discuss any events that threatened the unity of your team, then share ideas that help prevent discord when you work together. Pray and thank God for giving you a family to work and play with. Remember to recall your family’s team slogan when you work together in the future.

Relevant Scripture

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!