Wonder Wagon

Build teamwork while encouraging kids to get outside and be active.

Remember those days of playing hopscotch on a brightly chalk-painted sidewalk?

Or, how about tossing a Frisbee in a park on a beautiful sunny day?

Or, pulling your Classic Radio Flyer red Wagon everywhere you went; filled with your most prized childhood treasures?

Nowadays, children are more frequently indoors engaged with game consoles and hand-held electronic devices, sitting for long periods of time.

Let’s get kids active again!

Feel the spirit of an inspiring and life changing team building experience. Energizing team building activities throughout the program will engage everyone while you assemble Classic Radio Flyer wagons for children.

Placed in teams of 3-6, participants will earn the parts to build brand new wagons, decorate them and even have the opportunity to add personal touches.

And the fun doesn’t end there.

As you build the wagons, everyone will also earn fun, outdoor active playtime toys like kickballs, sidewalk chalk, Frisbees, boomerangs, jump ropes and much more to help inspire children to go outside and play!

The activities you’ll undertake to earn the wagon parts may include puzzles, trivia, making music and more. Teamwork, creativity, communication and a little heart are some of the elements that will make this team building activity a success.

The Classic Radio Flyer wagons are perfect for picnicking in the local park, setting up an impromptu lemonade stand, decorated for a ride in a parade and even toting around a younger brother or sister.

And, saving the best for the last, your team will be in for a huge surprise at the end when the children burst into the room to receive their decorated and assembled wagons filled with toys.

There is no team building experience as rewarding as presenting small children with brand new red and shiny Classic Radio Flyer wagons filled with outdoor toys and games.

What is the best team size?

We typically recommend teams of 5. However, teams of 3-6 can also work well. 7 or more people per team will not be as engaging for all of the participants.

Is it better to predetermine the members of the teams or randomly assign people to teams?

The answer to this question depends upon your goal for the session. Sometimes, participants are comprised of several teams from one department. In these cases, our clients tend to like to preset the teams so that people can interact with people they don’t work with on a regular basis. Other times, groups are comprised of a single team or department and randomly assigning teams works fine.

Who forms the teams?

We can randomize small groups on the spot, but for groups larger than 20 people, we recommend you form the teams ahead of time. If you are preselecting the teams, we suggest you disseminate this information to the participants either at the program or prior to the event. We do not recommend reading off of a list at the beginning of the program.

What is the typical length of the program, and is this flexible?

A typical program runs 2.5-3 hours. The program can be shortened to a minimum run time of 1.5 hours.

How much set-up time is needed?

: It takes one hour to unpack and set-up 8 wagons. 9-20 wagons requires 2 hours. 21-50 wagons requires 3
hours. Each wagon is unboxed, the wrapping is removed, and all parts are inspected for easy assembly. Note that
this can be noisy (given all of the packing material) and can be messy. Therefore, this cannot be done in the back
of a room while a meeting is taking place in the front of the room.

We’re using our meeting room all day, can set up be done in another room and moved in during our break?

This is possible if the room is very close and carts are available. Also, there needs to be a long enough break that
gives us the time to move all of the training materials and wagon parts. Minimum half hour break is required, but
this could vary based on the group size.

What are the room requirements?

The ideal set up is one 60” round table with linens and chairs for each team. Three 8’ rectangular tables for
program supplies and wagon parts are needed at the front of the room (for up to 20 wagons). Also, a screen,
projector, sound system and microphone (for groups larger than 30) are needed. Please request large trash cans
be placed in each corner of the room.

Where do the kids come from?

We have partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country. Team
Builders Plus will make the arrangements to bring the kids to the program. We will make sure that the charity has a
way of transporting the kids to and from the event and a way to get the wagons home.

Can we choose our own charity?

You can pick the charity and we will coordinate all of the logistics for you.

What kind of wagons are used?

We use Radio Flyer wagons.

What kind of toys are chosen?

: We aim to get gender neutral toys that are appropriate for outside play in the climate and the time of year your
program is being held.

How are the kids chosen?

Each organization has their own method, but common methods include need, excellent or improved behavior,
attendance, and positive attitude.

How old are the kids?

This program is designed to help build healthy play habits from a young age, so the kids are 3-6 years old.

Do we need to make any special arrangements for the kids?

We recommend having a small room for the kids to gather in on their arrival. This minimizes the chances of
people seeing the kids if they step out to use the restroom or make a call. You may choose to provide a snack if
you wish.

Is this messy? Will we get dirty?

We will be using art supplies on the tables, so there may be trash on the tables at the end of the event.
Assembling the wagons is not messy or dirty.

Can this be done outdoors?

In theory, yes, but we don’t recommend it. Be sure to account for the weather and have a back-up plan.
However, please keep in mind there are small screws involved in the process and these can easily get lost in the
grass. There is also a lot of paperwork and balloons involved that can get lost on windy days.

Can this be done while drinks and appetizers are being served?

Since people are using tools to assemble the wagons and children will be present, we do not recommend any
form of alcohol is consumed during the activity.

How much clean up time is needed?

We typically have all of our supplies removed from the room within a half hour of the end of the program.
Larger group sizes may require more time.

Program Stats:

Group size: 12-unlimited
Program Length: 2-3 hours
Suggested Team Size: N/A
Space requirements: 1 60” round table per every 5 people
Program Location: Inside

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