I consider the Human Knot teamwork activity to be a "classic". It's quick and easy to set up and requires the participation of the entire group.
In the version you'll see in the video clip below the participants are using bandanas (small pieces of cloth) to create the link between team members. I like using the bandanas because participants can maintain a connection while twisting and moving about to solve the knot. You can lead the game without bandanas and have everyone hold hands, just make sure people know that it's OK to release your grip if a person's hand or arm becomes uncomfortably twisted.
This is a great exercise even if someone's done it before.
Would you like to lead this teambuilding game with your group?
I'll send you the complete teambuilding game write-up! Just
subscribe to my free TeachMeTeamwork.com teamwork ideas e-newsletter
(see the form in the right hand column). In addition to receiving a
free teambuilding games e-book, I'll regularly send you complete and
detailed lead-it-yourself instructions to teambuilding games like the
one above. The lead-it-yourself instructions include:
- Setup & Preparation directions
- Comments and insights about the teambuilding game
- Debriefing suggestions
- Detailed "how to make it" if props are involved
- Video clips and photos
Over time you'll receive over 100 new and different lead-it-yourself teambuilding game write-ups for FREE.
CLICK HERE for a sample teambuilding game write-up.
Do you need immediate access to my growing online archive of lead-it-yourself teambuilding games? When you purchase my popular Multimedia 3-CD Training Bundle, I'll immediately send you the password to my online archive of teambuilding game write-ups. Learn more HERE.
>> Lead consciously. Learn how HERE