Spider net

Type of tool: 
Activity
Duration: 
60-90 min
Topics addressed: 
Group dynamics

A group building activity by finding and implementing a common strategy.

Step by step process: 

1. Build a net with as many holes as the number of the participants (30 min.);
2. Every participant has to pass through the net without touching the rope blind folded (20 min.);
3. Every hole has to be used only once;
4. You have only one chance to touch the rope: from the second time on the whole group has to restart;
5. You have 30 minutes to prepare your net and to prepare your strategy and 20 minutes to cross it;
6. It’s up to you to decide the level of challenge you want to have, in terms of group challenge and individual challenge;
7. Just remind two things to be taken into consideration: the safety of the members of the group and the respect for everybody.

Debriefing: 30’
What were your feelings?
How did they proceed to build the net?
Which strategy did you use to cross the net?
Which challenge did you face as a group and as a person?
How did you deal with this challenge?

Materials and resources: 

rope, scisors, blindfolds for the eyes.
Outdoor, a place with at least 2 trees.

Notes for further use: 

Tips and suggestions: Depending on your timing or your group, you can build the net by yourself, and ask them «only» to pass through the net.

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