A leadership and team bonding race where blindfolded teams have to
"run" through a course directed by their team leaders.
Enough blind-folds for all teams.
Two long lengths of rope and four tent pegs.
A number of small prizes.
Set out a fifty metre course and peg ropes to mark the start
and finish lines.
Grades 3 - 6 (9 to 12 years).
Teams of six or more people are chosen and all but one person are
blindfolded. At least five blind-folded teams are lined
up at the starting line and each team must form a tight group
by holding onto each other. The remaining sighted team
leaders are positioned directly opposite their team at the
finish line. On the "Go" each team must race to the finish
line guided by shouted directions from their team leader.
Please note: To be successful, this race requires at least
five teams running at the same time. This is to ensure
that teams get confused by leaders shouting simultaneous and
probably confusing instructions. Chaos will reign, but the
race will be exciting for all!
For even greater chaos, let the team leaders be blindfolded and
be guided by all their team members shouting simultaneously!
Running the Race:
If you have sufficient teams, then repeat the race until all teams
have had a chance. And then run heats to determine the
overall winner. Award prizes as deserved including a
consolation prize for the "Slow Coaches" or the "Most Fumbling"
team. Have lots of fun!
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