Human Knot

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Create a human knot which then needs to be untangled.




- All the group stand in a circle
- Everyone lifts up their right arm and grabs anyone elses hand
- Then with their left hand, they grab the hand of a different person
- 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
- Make sure the group has an equal number of people otherwise the game will not work.

As an added challenge try unraveling in silence.


  • cooperative game
  • team game

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