I knew for years that Alison hosts an Easter Egg hunt for her soccer team at Boston College and hundreds of eggs are hidden in the Athletic Building offices. What I didn’t realize, though, is how she turns this fun event into a team building exercise.
Pairing: she teams up pairs of girls, making sure to match up two girls who are not as close.
Communication: like a three legged race (but less prone to injury), her one rule forces each team to work together. Each team gets a brown paper bag. Both team members must be touching the bag AT ALL TIMES during the Easter Egg hunt.
This brings up issues of leading and following, as well as communicating direction and strategy.
Fun: The eggs are filled with candy. I don’t think she puts money in the eggs. And while Alison hosts many holiday themed fun events for her team including carving pumpkins and holiday dinners, I think this is a favorite!
This Easter Egg hunt that fosters team chemistry can be done at any age for any sport at any location. Non candy options can also be used for those with allergies.