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Ideas for Fun Activities at Work

  • Publish date: Sunday، 27 March 2022 Last update: Wednesday، 20 July 2022
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Many studies say that employees having fun at work are more effective at work, and they will have a bigger chance to be more creative in what they are doing. In addition, employees work better when they are happy, and according to the latest research from the University of Warwick, happiness made people around 12% more productive. International Fun at Work Day is on April 1. Find out in this article more about International Fun at Work Day and ideas for activities that will create a fun environment at work. 

About International Fun at Work Day 

International Fun at Work day was first celebrated in 1996 by a company called Playfair. This company believed that engaging employees in fun activities will make them more productive and effective compared to employees working in a stressful and rigid workplace. 

Ideas for Fun Day at Work

Games and Prizes   

Nothing is more fun than team-building games that will create a fun challenging environment, especially when there are prizes for winners! Games activity will also improve communication between the teams, encourage teamwork. In addition, managers can reveal their team’s strengths and weaknesses.  

Food Pranks

Many food prank ideas are perfect to prank the employees within International Fun at Work day. Examples of food pranks are:  

  • Oreo stuffed with toothpaste  

  • Pickles dipped in chocolate   

  • Donut boxes filled with vegetables  

  • Mcdonald's fries box Apples sticks   

  • Onions dipped in chocolate   

Costume Day  

Isn’t it fun for employees to show up in costume and work! Announce costume day as an activity for International Fun at Work day, and choose a specific costume, such as:   

  • Pajama   

  • Heroes   

  • Favorite cartoon characters  

  • Funny outfit   

  • Matching color outfit   

  • Career costume (what they wished to work “not their current job”)

Cooking competition   

Split the employees into teams, ask them to cook something, and let the fun begin! This activity is one of the best ideas for a fun day, and you can choose an easy recipe to prepare such as cold sweets or salads. 

Treasure Hunt is also a fun activity for coworkers. For more articles about events in Dubai visit UAE Moments.