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Short team building activities for team meetings on location in Portugal

Go Discover Portugal provides all types of team building activities all over Portugal for small to large groups however most of these activities are best suited to half or full days events. Due to continued requests, we have developed a series of team building activities that can be conducted for medium to large groups during conferences and meetings and provided on location. The activities can ideally last from 15 to 45 minutes and are on average 30 minutes long.

Short team building on Location

They are an ideal way to break a meeting and use the opportunity to advance a corporations team in various aspects.
Languages available are English, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch. Other languages on request.

We move our team to your locations, bring all that is necessary to conduct the event in a professional, tidy and fun way, all we need from you is your team!

Suggestions

Pictured Puzzle Game

Time Required: 30 minutes
Group split into teams of 6 – 14 people
Included materials: pens, paper, pictures, coloring pencils, adhesive, rulers and other materials necessary for the reproductions made.
Price: 15 Euro per person
Minimum group size: 20

Each team will get to choose one A4 size picture of a famous Portuguese cartoon, painting, your company product, a well known Portuguese point of interest or a theme of your own choice. The group leader will than cut the picture randomly into as many pieces as the team size and each team member will be giving a piece of the chosen picture.
They will be asked to copy the piece as accurately as possible 5 times its original size and will be confronted with their work being part of a team effort without their control over the entire finished work.

When all the participants have completed their enlargements, they will be asked to assemble the enlarged product either on the wall, floor or desks in the space.
This problem solving activity creates a stronger team spirit and a bettered awareness that each member plays their own part in contributing to the teams results.

Zoom, the wordless book team building

Time Required: 30 minutes
Group split into teams of up to 30 people
Included materials: Pictures from the book
Price: 20 Euro per person
Minimum group size: 20

The wordless book, Zoom, by Istvan Banyai is used in this team building.
The purpose of the wordless book is so that you and your colleagues can narrate a story in a continuous sequence. The book features 30 sequential pictures that work together to form a narrative.

Each participant in the team(s) is handed a picture in which a continuous sequence is used
The participants may only look at their own pictures and each picture has clues as to which should be the following picture in the sequence
Time will be given for the participants to study their pictures because each picture will contain important information that will help the participants solve the problem of putting them into order.
The ultimate goal is for the group to place the pictures in sequential order without looking at one another’s pictures. The participants can talk to each other and discuss what is featured in their picture. This activity brings coworkers together and gets them communicating with the common goal of solving a problem, but it also allows for leaders to emerge and take control of the task.

Office Trivia

Time Required: 20 – 45 minutes
Group split into teams that may discuss together before answering. 3 on the management panel to ask the questions + 1 team leader
Prize: trophy or other reward of choice
Price: 25 Euro per person
Minimum group size: 20
Included materials: 20 – 25 custom build questions about your corporation
Buzzer for each team.

Description: “What color are the kitchen tiles?” “How many people are in the IT department?” “How many windows are there in the entire office?” “What brand are the computer monitors?” “What month of the year is most common for birthdays among our employees?” We will come up with a series of questions specific to your workplace to test your team’s knowledge.

Lego construct

Time Required: 30 – 60 minutes
Group split into small teams
Prize: trophy or other reward of choice
Price: 20 Euro per person
Minimum group size: 20
Included materials: Lego

This problem solving activity is based on the famous children’s construction toy, Lego. The instructor will build a small sculpture of a Portuguese monument with some of the building blocks and place it behind a screen away from the group.
The participants should then be divided into small teams of 3-6. Each team should be given enough building material so that they can duplicate the structure the instructor has created (specific size and color included).
One member or all members may go to the sculpture to look at it and convey to the rest of the team how the structure can be copied, no 2 members of the same team may view the example structure at the same time.

The game will go on the determined length and the best copied structure wins. This game will teach participants how to develop strategies, communicate effectively and problem solve in a group.

Back to back

Time Required: 30 minutes
Group split into teams one of whom will be the instructor
Price: 15 Euro per person
Minimum group size: 20
Included materials: pictures, drawing materials

In a large group setting, one person could be the direction giver; all the rest are drawers. No one else is allowed to speak as they try to draw the shape the direction giver is describing. Afterwards, have everyone compare their drawings.
The instructors are given a picture of a shape, they may not show this picture to the other team members. His team members will sit back to back with the instructor who may not name the shape he is looking at or the color used and he will verbally inform his team how to draw this shape and color it in the correct color.
When one shape is drawn another team member becomes instructor. At the end we compare and discuss results

Simple image team building

Time Required: 30 minutes
Price: 15 Euro per person
Minimum group size: 20
Included materials: pictures, drawing materials

Directions
The teams line up in a straight line in front of a table with drawing materials.
There may not be any talking. The person at the back of the line (furthest from the table) on each team is shown a simple image. The image is then taken away. Once one person from each team has seen the image, he/she must then draw that image with their finger on the back of the person in front of them. The next person draws on the back of the person in front of them what they think the person behind them drew on their back. It continues down the line until it reaches the person standing at the table with the paper and pen. That person draws the image on the piece of paper. Once all teams are finished, the original image is revealed. The team who finished first, and drew the correct image wins.

Corporative team building Bingo

Time Required: 30 minutes
Price: 20 Euro per person
Minimum group size: 20
Included materials: Bingo card, pens

Each participant is handed a master bingo card.
The bingo card contains a grid of squares each containing a statement or question that will apply to some members of your group and is in line with the objectives of your class, workshop, or event.
We build the questions together with you based on what you think is most relevant for your organization.

After receiving the cards participants will be asked to mingle with the others introducing themselves and finding other participants who can sign their cards indicating that a statement applies to him/her e.g. if one of the squares says “speaks more than one language” and you asked me if that applied, I would sign that square on your card. Each participant may only fill in one square on any card.

whoever fills their card first shouts bingo and wins the challenge!


Would you like us to help you brainstorm or suggest your team building activity in Portugal? Please use the following form or call us 00351 918354714 We are specialized in group travel for medium to large groups, corporate or private traveling to Portugal. We provide accommodation, activities, restaurants and event spaces

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