Human Knot

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Description

Create a human knot which then needs to be untangled.

Resources

None
Optional
0.5 metre lengths of string or rope, or even neckies.

Instructions

- All the group stand in a circle
- RULE: Do not cannot grab the person stood next to you or the same person twice or it wont work!
Option 1:
- Everyone lifts up their right arm and grabs anyone elses right hand.
- Then with their left hand, they grab the left hand of a different person.
Option 2:
- Half the people holds a length of string, rope or a neckie, in their right hand, the right-handers, and half the people hold a length in their left hand, the left-handers.
- The right handers swing out their length to be caught in the free right-hand of a left-hander.
- The left handers swing out their length to be caught in the free left-hand of a right-hander. The right-hander must be a different person from the one you are joined with on your right-hand.

- Remember to remind them that they cannot grab the person stood next to them or the same person twice or it wont work!
- The group then need to unravel themselves without letting go with their hands, or lengths of rope.
- Make sure the group has an equal number of people otherwise the game will not work.

As an added challenge try unraveling in silence.

Tags

  • cooperative game
  • team game

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