Friday, December 7, 2012
Activity Level LOW
Age levels ANY
Instructions: Tie the rope into a loop. Have everyone in the group take hold of the rope and spread out so that they form a circle. Now ask everyone to close his or her eyes and keep them closed for the duration of the activity. Give the group a shape to form - begin with something fairly easy such as a square. Tell the group that they can talk to each other, but they may not open their eyes. Let the group work until they think they have formed the shape as best they can. Now they can open their eyes and see how well they have worked together! Next give them another shape - getting progressively harder.
Leader's Hints: If you have a group where one or two folks tend to give all the suggestions and directions, add extra directions in order to give others a chance to be active participants:
Until I tell you otherwise, no one over the age of 18 may speak or give directions.
Everyone with tennis shoes remain silent
Only the girls may talk
By picking up on different aspects of the dynamics of your group, you can help the ones who are less likely to share ideas a chance to participate. Other shapes to try are triangle, five pointed star, oval, hexagon, etc.