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15 Fun Virtual Activities For Your Team in 2021

Are you in charge of managing a project, team or just simply organizing an activity for some colleagues? Here are some ideas for fun virtual team activities in 2021.
Have you ever wanted your team to gel, but struggled to find a way to make this happen? Even if you haven’t, you can probably guess that team building activities are a great way to not only get to know your colleagues, but also to work together and develop positive relationships among members of your team. However, while these are general truths and inarguably great things in theory, you might have noticed that sometimes the execution of them isn’t that much fun. Virtual activities are a great way to not only get to know your colleagues, but also to work together, have fun and develop positive relationships among members of your team. What activities specifically? Well, below is a list you should have a look at:

In this article you will find:

  • 15 Fun Virtual Activities for Your Team in 2021
  • Frequently asked questions about virtual activities

15 Fun Virtual Activities for Your Team in 2021

Here's a list of fun activities for your remote team to do:

1.Virtual Volunteering

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform
  • Virtual volunteering opportunities

Description of Activity:

Virtual volunteering experiences give us another option to continue to do good for our communities while social distancing.

2.Virtual Lunch Club

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform
  • Great for teams or getting to meet new colleagues, virtually

Description of Activity:

No need to find a place to sit in this club! Grab some food and a comfy place to sit, eat and enjoy getting to know some new co-workers.

3.Virtual Happy Hour

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform
  • Themes: pet happy hours(‘Yappy Hour’), company pride(wear company colors or swag),make your drinks, and name it

Description of Activity:

Kick off the weekend with this virtual happy hour and get introduced to some new folks within your organization. Mix and mingle all in the comfort of your own home!

4.Workshops (technical or wellness - i.e. nutritionist ergonomics, mindfulness)

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform
  • Expert in topic
  • (optional) Lunch gift cards if you're doing it as a lunch and learn

Description of Activity:

Want to pick up some hard skills from those around you? In a small group host a workshop. Have one department volunteer a few leaders to walk through a presentation about the basic skills of their choosing to folks from all different teams throughout the organization. For example, team leads fromMarketing can host a workshop on SEO or invite a nutrition coach!

5.Netflix Party

Requirements/Additional Resources:

Description of Activity:

Get a big team together, choose a show, and stream as a team. Make sure everyone has the Netflix party link before the event so everyone sees the same thing at the same time.

6.Painting or Drawing Class

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform
  • Art supplies

Description of Activity:

Get together in a large or small team, choose an image to draw or paint and enjoy a team art class.

7.Special Guest Booking or Experience

Requirements/Additional Resources:

Description of Activity:

Get a group together and make an event around a certain special guest or experience of your choosing.Or, gift an employee experience to teams or an employee!

8.Scavenger Hunt

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Slack/Teams channel
  • List of items to take a photo with (i.e. tree outside, recycling bin, household items)

Description of Activity:

Put together a list of items and give everyone a set time to go out and find the items to take a photo with. Post photos on Slack/Teams and the winner gets a prize! This is a fun activity, away from the screen.

9.Do a Buzzfeed quiz together

Requirements/Additional Resources:

Description of Activity:

Take 10 minutes to take a fun quiz together! Share what sushi or house plant you are from these quick quizzes. You can share results on a Slack/Teams channel or on a call.

10.Company Cribs

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • (optional)Video platform
  • (optional)Slack/teams channel

Description of Activity:

Get everyone to give a quick 30 second tour of their home or workspace! This can be done ‘live’ via a video call or get everyone to pre-record and post onSlack/Teams

11.Kahoot

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform
  • Kahoot

Description of Activity:

Customize trivia quizzes, question and answer games to keep employees engaged and on their toes. Or make a game out of the whole thing! Using the Kahoot software, employees can race on answering customized questions.

12.Reading Show

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform
  • Short story, poem, or excerpt from someone's favorite book

Description of Activity:

Bring a team together and have someone read a short story, poem, or an excerpt from their favorite book! Soothing librarian voice not required.

13.Can You Hear Me?

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform

Description of Activity:

Get a team together and choose one person to start.That one person will put themselves on mute and begin to say a word or phrase. The other members of the team will have to guess what their mute team member is trying to say.

14.Spreadsheet pixel art

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform
  • Google sheets

Description of Activity:

As a team, work together to choose a picture and recreate that picture using the colors and fill cell option on a google sheet.

15.Wine Tasting and Q&A

Requirements/Additional Resources:

  • Video platform
  • Wine expert/local vineyard

Description of Activity:

If you have a vendor in mind think about hosting a virtual wine tasting and Q&A with a winemaker. This way, you can support local businesses while connecting everyone in a tangible, shared-experience. Teamland hosts wine tasting events as well! Visit and get a quote!

People also ask these questions about virtual activities for teams:

Here are the answers to the most common questions about virtual activities for teams:

1.Why do virtual team building activities work?

A virtual team building activity will work when it facilitates emotional connections among participants. Activities that enable participants to learn new things about one another promote the kind of bonding that makes physical space disappear. Make your virtual team building activities work by using strategic ideas

2.How do I get started with a virtual team building activity in 2021?

To set up a virtual team building activity, you need a team, reliable technology, creativity, and an understanding of how to make virtual events successful. You'll also need some good ideas. Check out our other blogs for more team building ideas!

3.What is virtual team building? 

Virtual team building is using technology, emotional intelligence, and management skills to keep teams connected when they can't physically be together. Virtual team building comes in many forms, but the effective programs make employees forget they're not sitting in the same office.

What you should do now

Whenever you're ready...here are a few ways we can help you:

1. Book a team social event. If you'd like to work with us to have more engaging team events, book an event.

Don't know what activity to pick? Use the Team Building Idea Generator for options.

2. If you'd like to learn remote work strategies for free, head to our blog where you'll find several guides and posts.

3. If you'd like to create a offering for companies for a skill that you have, then contact us and let us know.

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