4 Fun Activities for Bonding with Your Virtual Team This Summer

These paintings reflect on being ready for what’s to come and like the trees knowing we’ll get through it. There will be blossoming once again in the spring.

Staying in touch with team members who live and work far away from you doesn’t necessarily have to mean only official conference calls and work-related conversations. There are plenty of activities that allow having fun together and getting to know each other on a more personal level even when miles apart. 

We have come up with 4 new different team activities for you to try out with your remote team. If you are looking for something to get you bonding or laughing together or just something to bring lightness to busy working days, we have something for you. 

Take a look at these four new activities below and find what could work best for your team. Or even better, try them all!

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt 

An outdoor scavenger hunt is a fun and active game where teams of two go on a search for a list of items in their close surroundings and take photos and videos of their findings. It combines teamwork, active movement outdoors, and even creativity because the list of items leaves room for personal interpretations. The goal of the game is to find all the items. To make things more interesting, participants are encouraged to make their photos and videos fun or artistic to get extra points. The challenge ends with a final event where some of the most outstanding photos and videos will be shown and winners of the game announced. 

Duration:  1 week + final event 30 minutes

Team size: 10-50

Talent Show

It is time to reveal those hidden talents and discover what your colleagues haven’t been telling you. Your team’s hard-working backend developer could secretly be a brilliant harmonica player or the creative product designer might do a killer headstand. 

The Talent Show is an entertaining way to spend time together with your team while getting to know more about each other. 

At the Talent Show, everyone on the team can share their talent with others and perform something of their choice. It can be singing, dancing, lip-syncing, acting, playing an instrument, or any other activity that showcases their skills. A jury of 3 judges will comment on each performance and choose the 3 best ones who will receive prizes. 

Duration: 1 hour to 1.5 hours

Team size: up to 15

A Silly Challenge

A Silly Challenge, like the name, says, consists of silly activities for teams who don’t take themselves too seriously. This 1-week challenge will add an element of shared fun and silliness to each working day. Participants will receive one funny challenge to do each day which they have to capture in a photo or on video and share in a group chat. The silliest person will receive a prize at the end. 

Duration: 1 week + final event 45 minutes

Team size: up to 20

Kitchen Date

Food connects people, even when they’re far apart. Kitchen Date brings this truth to the remote work context and gathers remote team members to cook and enjoy a meal together. One team member will propose a simple recipe and guide others over a video call while they cook it in their kitchens. When the meal is done, it’s time to enjoy the tasty results together, exchange thoughts, and catch up with each other the same way you would over a regular lunch together. 

Duration: 1 hour to 1.5 hours

Team size: up to 15

If you feel like these activities could enrich your remote team’s working days, sign up and get access to the detailed instructions for running these and many other activities. Organizing virtual team events with our step-by-step guides is effortless and saves you a lot of time.