February 10, 2022
The first day of spring is March 20th, but depending on where you live it might be here sooner than you think! It’s never too early to get out of hibernation and start planning something to look forward to, especially after a long winter. Whether your team is remote, in-person, or anything in between there is a plethora of spring activities and ideas to bring everyone together. Get excited about the sunshine and take a look at some spring activities and ideas to plan for over the next few months:
1) Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day At Work
While we should be celebrating our employees every day, employee appreciation day, on Friday, March 4, gives us a great excuse to have some fun. Reminding your employees how important they are can lead to better connections and a more positive and productive workspace. This can be as simple as a small meeting highlighting the team’s successes or getting together for a happy hour. And of course, we have many activities that would suit a fun night for your team!
2) Host A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
At least on Zoom you can’t get pinched for forgetting to wear green! Mark your calendars this year for March 17th and start planning a St Patrick’s Day work celebration. Take off work a little early and enjoy the holiday with your team by drinking some green beer and indulging in some Irish snacks. This can be done in person or virtually- all you need to bring is some green food dye. Or, if you want to make a night out of it and laugh till you cry in a simply unforgettable interactive Irish comedy show experience, check out Finnegan’s Virtual Irish Wake. Or if you’re team’s virtual, check out our St. Patty’s Day edition to our Beer and Cheese Tasting Event!
3) Participate In Take Your Child to Work Day
On Thursday, April 28 we recognize Take Your Child to Work Day across the US. Whether you are in person or virtual, set some time aside at the end of the day and do a fun activity with the kids. They will appreciate it just as much as you do. Our Cookie Tales event is perfect for attendees of all ages and even if you don’t have kids, you’re still guaranteed to have a blast. Whether you are young or old, everyone likes to decorate cookies, and this activity is the perfect way to get your group to collaborate and let loose. The only thing you will love more than creating these projects is eating them!
4) Make An Impact For Earth Day
Take Your Child to Work Day isn’t the only holiday that takes place on April 22. This year, celebrate Earth Day and make an impact as a team. Whether you are volunteering to clean up litter as a team or raising money to donate to an environmentally friendly cause, working together as a team to make a difference helps improve collaboration and increases morale. Or, you can try a more unique approach with a team building activity that is just as fun as it is charitable. Our Impact Online event allows your team to compete through unique challenges, thought-provoking trivia, and more. In the end, team points are converted into donations to the B1G1 charity, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
5) Host A Spring Scavenger Hunt
What better way to celebrate the start to spring than with a fun and engaging scavenger hunt? Hosting a scavenger hunt event is a fun and easy way to bring your team together while also getting some outdoor time. Check out some of our best tips for setting up a scavenger hunt at the office. If you’re remote, you still have options! TeamBonding offers a variety of virtual scavenger hunt activities so you can bring your team together remotely.
6) Enjoy The Beginning of the Kentucky Derby As A Team
Start getting excited for the “most exciting two minutes in sports”! This year, the opening day of the Kentucky Derby lands on Saturday, May 7th, making for a great Friday afternoon celebration idea for the team. Kick off the derby At the Virtual Races and experience all the excitement you would at a racetrack. Feel free to dress up and wear your best hat to make this experience more memorable.
7) Organize A Cinco de Mayo Party
There are so many fun ways that you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo. You could send your team some delicious Mexican-style food or if you can’t go out for drinks after work, having cocktails together hosted by our-world-class mixologist by video chat could help fill the void! Or, cook as a team with our Culinary Cook-Along event to unveil your inner chef this Cinco de Mayo. Guests can make Mexican Queso Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips, Jalapeno Poppers, Tacos, Sangria, and more with this culinary experience.
8) Give Back As A Team
After the past 2 years, it is more important than ever for companies to give back to the community. Set a workplace volunteering day this spring and encourage your workers to spend the day volunteering at an organization of their choice. Or, if you are looking to volunteer as a team, consider an employee volunteering program. At TeamBonding, we offer a variety of Employee Volunteering activities and programs that not only give back but bring your team together like never before.
As the snow begins to melt and the much-needed warm weather approaches we can be reminded of all the changes in the last year but look forward to the new changes to come.
As we ease into this new normal, in-person events will return this spring and micro experiences (smaller groups) might just be the craze. These smaller group-based experiences will extend an unprecedented opportunity to offer more intimate, and safe exclusive events that can foster even more meaningful connections. Use these spring work ideas to promote and redefine in-person events to continue your positive company culture!