Monday, January 1, 2018

Teamwork Activities for Kids & Families | Free Printable

Fun teamwork activities for kids and families to do together as part of the Family Dinner Book Club project. Includes a free printable!


As twins, teamwork is something my kids have had to work on since birth. Actually probably before they were born.

Now that they're getting older, going to school, and involved in more peer activities, it's more important than ever that we focus on working together and being a team player.

Since our first (and most important) team is our own family, we've got lots of fun teamwork activities for kids and families to do together. It's all part of our first month of Family Dinner Book Club for 2018 and I couldn't be more excited to get started!

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Family Dinner Book Club 2018


This is our third year co-hosting the Family Dinner Book Club and I have a feeling this will be my favorite to date - which is saying something, because I absolutely love this project.

Family Dinner Book Club is a way for families to connect around a children's book, a great meal, and engaging activities and conversation. Along with my co-hosts, Jodie from Growing Book by Book and Sarah from Chef Sarah Elizabeth, we have everything you need to plan your total book club experience.

This year, we are making it easier than ever to make Family Dinner Book Club work for you. We will have a featured theme and book for the month to get you started. Then Jodie will give you more books to choose from around the theme, plus conversation starters. Sarah will give you a delicious themed dinner menu and table crafts. And I will give you activities and service projects to complement the theme and books.

We also have a free printable planner to keep all your Family Dinner Book Club plans in one place. It includes the full theme and book list for the year plus planning pages for each month. Get yours by clicking the button below! 


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This month's Family Dinner Book Club theme is Teamwork and our featured book is Swimmy by Leo Lionni.


Swimmy is a classic book by one of our favorite authors. It tells the story of how a group of little fish overcome their fears by working together. It's a great example of teamwork and the perfect pick for this theme.

Want more teamwork themed books to choose from? Click here for the full list from Growing Book by Book!

Once you've read your Teamwork themed book (or books), I've got some fun teamwork activities for you and your kids to do together.

Teamwork Activities for Kids and Families


Start with our free printable teamwork activity set. It has 2 total pages: the first is an activity sheet to color with three teamwork themed drawing prompts. The second page has a list of teamwork activities and service projects to try with your family! You'll find these fun ideas inside:

Team Activities

• Play a game like charades or pictionary

• Create a piece of art together. This Swimmy inspired table runner is perfect or you can try something like our DIY Disney canvas art project.

• Cook a meal together (get the Teamwork themed dinner menu here)

• Build an obstacle course and help each other through it. Use our free obstacle course planner to get you started! Or if it's too cold to head outside, you can try to build a bridge or build a tower.

• Take turns telling a story (this is a super fun way to help kids with story telling).

You can also find more fun team games here:


Service Projects to Encourage Teamwork

• Gather a team to clean up a local park

• Organize a team for your local March for Babies

• Raise money for your local food bank

• Volunteer at your local soup kitchen

Find more acts of kindness ideas here.


Don't forget to head to Growing Book by Book for a Teamwork themed book list and conversation starters, then to Chef Sarah Elizabeth for a themed dinner menu and tablescape

Then share your Family Dinner Book Club pictures with us on Facebook!

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Teamwork activities for kids and families to do together! Help kids learn about teamwork as part of this month's Family Dinner Book Club - includes a free printable list of activities and service projects too! #kidsactivities #teamwork #printables

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  1. I love how many choices there are for teaching kids about teamwork. So helpful! The Peaceable Kingdom games are great for teaching about teamwork for younger kids too.

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