Why not celebrate Submarine Day and have a little fun with your team? Submarine Day is usually celebrated on April 11, because on April 11, 1900 the United States government purchased its first commissioned submarine, the USS Holland.
In this blog, I’ll share with you numerous ways you can have some fun with your team and celebrate Submarine Day. Choose any combination of the quick office games and activities below to create a festive and memorable work social event.
Begin with creating the right atmosphere as your team enters the meeting room. Place yellow balloons, yellow plates and cups, and a huge submarine sandwich on the table. Don’t forget the music! Play the song “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles to create an energized environment.
Divide your team into two groups and play the game Battleship® by Hasbro. Each group must work together to make the next move. Consider a prize for the winning team such as lunch together on another day.
Divide the team into pairs and see which pair can complete the fill in the blank first. Click here for the printable.
While everyone is eating sub sandwiches, watch this 10-minute video about leadership. See how Captain David Marquet empowered his crew on the Sante Fe and achieved greatness. Watch the video, Turn Your Ship Around
Before you get down to business, play a quick trivia game about submarines to energize your team. Consider having a prize or prizes for the winners. Perhaps a gift card to a local sub-sandwich restaurant.
Here are some trivia questions you can use (answers are at the bottom):
Teams need some time to connect and create memories together. Celebrate Submarine Day and be sure to take lots of pictures!
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams and Forward, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing.
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