Mine Field

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving

Props Needed: 40 brightly colored balls, or everything in your bag!

Set Up: You can use as many props as you want for this activity.  The more the better.  Determine a big boundary area and set up your mines all over the infected area.  Get everything in your bag out and use them as mines.

Process: Have your participants partner up and give each person a blindfold.  The object of this highly visual activity is to verbally guide a blindfolded participant through the mine field without them stepping on any of the “mines”.  Verbal directions must come from the sidelines; i.e., the verbal leader is not allowed to stand next to his/her partner within the mine field.  Have the partners switch roles after the first has been led through successfully.

Debriefing Topics:

  • Describe a specific way you and your partner communicated that made you feel better while you were in the mine field?
  • What pushed you outside your comfort zone?
  • What surprised you about this activity?
  • How important was trust in this activity?

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