Teambuilding with Index Cards

Author(s): James Cain

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2019

Pages: 258


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Here are one hundred and eighty simple, valuable, engaging, effective and just plain fun activities that you can create using index cards, markers and a few simple props. 

If your next training, team building, classroom or corporate event requires some amazing activities with limited props or with a limited budget, this is the perfect book for you!  Your audience will be talking about the effective outcomes of your session long after the activities are over!

From painless icebreakers to powerful communication activities, and from group challenges to meaningful team and community building activities, the contents of this book will not only maximize the engagement of your group, but they will also make you a more effective teacher, trainer, facilitator and group leader.

Teambuilding guru Dr. Jim Cain is the author of many outstanding books filled with valuable team and community building activities, challenges, games and methods for effectively engaging groups, including:  Teamwork & Teamplay, A Teachable Moment, Teambuilding Puzzles, The Revised and Expanded Book of Raccoon Circles, Essential Staff Training Activities, The Teamwork & Teamplay Training Cards, The Big Book of Low Cost Training Activities, 100 Activities That Build Unity, Community & Connection, Rope Games, The Teamwork & Teamplay International Edition, Find Something To Do! and this book, Teambuilding with Index Cards. 

For more information about Dr. Jim Cain and Teamwork & Teamplay, visit:

A Little Inspiration and a True Story  

1.  Icebreakers and Opening Activities
2.  Team Challenges
3.  Puzzles and Games
4.  Reviewing, Reflection, and Closing Activities  
5.  Creative Things to Do with Playing Cards  
6.  Special Activities for Teachers, Trainers, and Facilitators  
7.  Bonus Activities  

Recommendations, Tips, Ideas, and Suggestions for Creating and  Storing Your Own Collection of Index Card Games and Activities  

Books with Card Activities  
About Jim Cain and Teamwork & Teamplay  
The Teamwork & Teamplay Training Cards  
The Teambuilding with Index Cards Playlist  
What People Are Saying about Jim Cain’s New Book Teambuilding with Index Cards 

James Cain

Dr. Jim Cain is the author of seventeen texts filled with powerful team and community-building activities from around the world, including Teamwork & Teamplay (which won the Karl Rohnke Creativity Award presented by the Association for Experiential Education [AEE]), A Teachable Moment, Teambuilding Puzzles, The Book of Raccoon Circles (now available in Japanese and Chinese), Essential Staff  Training Activities, The Big Book of Low Cost Training Games, Find Something To Do, Rope Games, Teamwork & Teamplay Training Cards (now available in a Chinese/English version), The Teamwork & Teamplay International Edition (featuring fifty-one activities translated into sixteen different languages in the same book!), 100 Activities That Build Unity, Community & Connection, Team Activities That Promote Learning, More Team Activities That Promote Learning and Teambuilding with Index Cards.

His train-the-trainer workshops are legendary in the adventure-based learning world and have taken him to all fi fty states and thirty-two countries (so far). He is the innovator of over 100 teambuilding activities used by corporations, colleges, camps, conferences and communities. But mostly, Jim likes to share his unique collection of team challenges, games, puzzles, training techniques and community building activities with audiences of all kinds, all over the world. Jim is also the creative mind behind his active training company Teamwork & Teamplay, which provides staff  trainings, facilitation, teambuilding equipment, debriefing tools, curriculum development, reference books, conference workshops, keynote and playnote presentations, and teambuilding consulting services.

For more information or to invite Dr. Jim Cain to your next event, visit the Teamwork & Teamplay website at or contact Jim Cain at (585) 637-0328.

It seems like our school district is always reducing our training budget dollars.  When our most recent budget allocated less than $50 dollars for training resources, I was worried that we would have to cancel our staff  teambuilding workshop this year.  Luckily a friend shared with me your Teambuilding with Index Cards book and I created all the resources I needed for almost no money at all.  Now my boss thinks I am a teambuilding genius!

When my training department supervisor asked me for my equipment budget request for the year, I told her I only needed ten packs of index cards.  Then I showed her a copy of the book Teambuilding with Index Cards.  Now everyone in our department has a copy.

Our school may not have all the resources that bigger schools have, but we do have offi  ce supplies!  That resource and the book Teambuilding with Index Cards enabled me to teach some powerful lessons this past year.

I was pressed for time preparing for a last-minute teambuilding workshop.  With no time to purchase teambuilding props, this book was a lifesaver.  I just opened the pages, grabbed some markers and index cards and created everything I needed to keep a group of 23 participants engaged for two whole hours.  Thanks Jim!

An entire teambuilding program in a deck of cards.  Wonderful!

Once again Jim Cain has made the complicated and occasionally diffi  cult challenge of facilitating teambuilding programs very simple indeed.

I spent an hour with your book today and created enough index card training activities to last an entire semester!

I was skeptical that index cards alone could be a valuable teambuilding resource, until I tried a few of the activities from your book.  Not only are the props for these activities inexpensive and lightweight, but the activities themselves produce outstanding results with my audiences and workshop participants.  I have become a true believer!

Related ISBN's: 9781524964986, 9781524980443




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