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Two teams are formed with each member bound to the next with duct tape. This can also be easily done with thin elastic hair bands. Using duct tape the leader creates 3 squares on the floor per team and separates each set of 3 squares with a line of duct tape to mark the division of teams. Each team has to get from their side to their opponents’ without falling. This game helps teams develop teamwork and cooperation to achieve success.
This game is similar to Caterpillar Traverse. In this activity, teams will have bound feet and will have to get from one end of the room or open space to another while stepping into hula hoops. Teams will have plan their moves together to successfully master the game without members losing their balance. This game can also be played without hoops. Leaders announce a destination and the teams will need to get from the start to end point without tearing their “shackles”.
This is a very simple activity in which the group counts to twenty with each player saying their number in turn. Each player has to listen to the previous numbers being said and only calls out a number once they are certain it is their turn and they are aware what numbers have already been said.
This is best played in a group of approximately 10. All players stand in a circle and the leader spreads a circle of duct tape in front of the players. Each player holds onto the duct tape as it passes them. The leader then seals the end to create a duct tape circle. Players follow instructions of getting up and sitting down as they hold onto the duct tape. In order to do this successfully, they will need to plan their moves collaboratively. This can be done with elastic as well.
Leaders create a raised square or circle on the floor and team members have to get around the surface as a group without falling. This will take planning and teamwork to be successful.
This is a very simple but powerful activity aimed at ensuring that all members of the group are acknowledged and included. All players stand in a circle. A ball is thrown from one player to the next with each “thrower” calling out his/her name. The “catcher” catches the ball and does the same to the person they throw the ball to.
All players stand in a circle grasping elastic or a duct tape circle as in game #4 above. Players hold on tightly but not in a way that would hurt anyone. Leaders ask one player to remove their hands from the elastic and see how the elastic feels so much looser. This is how we all have to feel when one member is excluded or absent.
Players stand in a circle. One player holds a ball of yarn or string and takes hold of the end and throws the remainder to another player. The activity continues until all players have the string and a spider web is created. The leader gets the players to describe what it feels like to be part of this web. The leader can then ask various members to release their hold of the rope and the other players will notice the difference in the shape of the rope. This will highlight how much stronger we are as a complete group and how we feel when people are missing. This can also be done with a circle of elastic or duct tape.
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