Spring is just around the corner, and those cold, wintery days are about to melt away. Soon, you will get to run outside with your sorority sisters to enjoy cool air, warm sun, and relaxing breezes. There are several bonding exercises for you and your sisters to enjoy this spring. Some are more special when you take them outside. Whether you hit the quad, green, park, or beach, there is something for everyone when winter finally takes a hike. Here are four fun ideas you can start organizing today to better bond with your sisters this spring.
This is a perfect way to practice teamwork and build trust among your sisters. The most important pre-production for this game is to scout the area. Make sure your designated spot is safe, so void of any big roots and rocks, or sudden dips and holes. There are several ways to play this game. You can blindfold teams and designate leaders, or pair sisters together to lead one another. The leaders may use any communication method they wish, except for speech. So, methods like clicking, whistling, clapping, or tapping a sorority sister on the shoulder are permissible. Another fun tip? Don’t reveal the leaders until the girls take their blindfolds off.
A true classic, the scavenger hunt has been a staple of birthday parties and summer camps for a reason. The scavenger hunt combines collaboration, teamwork, wits, and bonding all in one place. Break your sorority into teams, each with a list of objects they need to retrieve within a certain time frame. This could last a few hours or be a week-long event. Your best venue is your own campus or college town, so you can incorporate familiar landmarks. Encourage your sisters’ creativity as they get to know their campus, surroundings, and each other.
One of the core values in sorority life is an emphasis on community. Work with your sisters to find organizations around campus or your college town to give back to. You could organize dog walking services for the local shelter. Or, put together an outdoor fundraiser—like a cookout, carwash, or “field day” competition. Bring everyone together to rally for their favorite organization, local service, or preferred non-profit.
Organize a sorority hike or a canoeing/tubing day on the lake. Getting back to nature is also a great way to get in touch with your fellow sisters. It is also a great low-impact or non-alcoholic activity everyone across the board can enjoy. Plan small activities along the way. For example, if you are going on a hike, you can hand out several small notepads to the girls. Stop every half-mile to rehydrate, and enjoy a writing or doodling prompt before moving on. At the end of the hike, each girl can share a meaningful entry with everyone else before heading back to campus.
Use Your Imagination!
There is no limit to what you and your sorority sisters can achieve together when bonding. With winter heading out the door, it is your turn to get out there and shake off the cold weather cobwebs. While you’re having fun, you’re also forging your family—and giving back to your campus and community at large.
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