Keypunch

This requires a medium level of group cooperation and strategizing. It is effective after a group has alredy done some lower-level group-building games that require physical interaction with each other.

Materials: One 50’ rope tied to itself and laid out into a circle. 30 flexible rubber circle spots (6” in diameter), each has one number on it, from 1 to 30.

Aread Needed: About the size of half a volleyball court.

Set Up: Facilitator lays out number circles face up randomly inside circle. The participants stand about 50 feet away, where they can’t see te circle. Facilitator explains the following rules to the participants:

-only one person can go inside the circle at a time
-every person must go inside the circle at least once
-all numbers inside the circle must be touched in order
-a penalty point is assessed when more than one person enters the circle at a time
-a penalty point is assessed for touching a number out of order
-once all numbers have been touched the whole group must go back to the starting point
-the group must complete the task in under one minute

If the group is unable to complete the task in under one minute, they must do it all over again. This helps them develop a group strategy. It usually takes about 30 minutes worth of attempts before the team is able to complete the task in under a minute. The moderator must re-position the numbers each time.

Good for: Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Motivation, Communication

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