Five Pointed Star

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Contents

Objectives

Communication | Collaboration | Team Strategy

Group Size

Materials

Long (20 – 50 ft) rope, blindfolds

Set Up

Lay the rope on the ground in the shape of a circle. It is helpful if the two ends of the rope are tied together (otherwise, it is too simple).

Directions

The 5 Pointed Star begins with participants gathering around a rope on the ground in the shape of a circle. Participants are instructed to pick up the rope with both hands and then shape the rope into a 5 pointed star, with all the overlaps and criss-crosses (just like the kind you drew in elementary school). The team must take 4 minutes to come up with a plan and while they are talking they cannot start moving. It sounds easy enough, but inevitably some eager person starts taking action during planning time - that is when the penalties start flying: blindfolds, ankles tied together, walk backwards everywhere you go, etc. Then the team must implement their plan (move) without talking, then plan again, then move again. Once they have moved through the four sequences and formed the best star possible they lay the rope on the ground and examine their handiwork.

Variations

See Blind Polygon

Debrief Questions

1. How did you work together?

2. What worked well?

3. What was challenging?

4. What did you learn about yourself?

5. What did you learn about the group?


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