A game where each person has to co-operate otherwise the team
For each person you will require:
1,5 metre lengths of string or soft rope.
Supplies for the team task, for example:
Cold-drink, glasses, straws, cake or cookies etc.
Teams of 5 to 10 people are chosen and told to stand in boy-girl-boy
order as far as possible and face inwards in a circle. Each
team member is given 1,5 metre length of string or soft rope, and must
then tie their left hand to the right hand of the person next to them,
until all the team's hands are tied together.
The youth group is then given a task requiring co-operation and good
will. For example they can be instructed to walk to the kitchen,
stand or sit down around a table, say grace, pour cold-drink into
glasses for each person, pass out cookies, eat and drink, walk to the
scullery where each person to wash and dry their own glass and plate
Various alternative tasks could be worked out. For example, if space
is available, one team member could cut a slice of a cake, the next person
then moves into position and places a piece of cake on a plate, the third
person moves up and eats their cake. The next person moves up and
the cycle is repeated until all have eaten a slice of cake.
Another task could be for one person to pour a glass of cold-drink, the
second adds a straw and feeds it to a third person, who when he has drunk
all the cold-drink, then rinses and dries the glass and hands it to a
fourth person who then starts the cycle again!
Each team must then sit down and discuss how the team co-operated together
and what feelings each one experienced during the game and whether they
felt good or bad. Is it necessary for teens to co-operate with each
other? A team spokesperson is chosen and a short report-back is
held with the entire youth group. The youth leader or pastor then
sums up the findings and what the group has learnt.