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Knots

Purpose(s)/Objectives: Cooperation; Problem-solving; leadership; communication

Equipment: None

Number of Students Involved and Formation: Circles of 8 to 10 people, need an even number of participants

Rules/Description of Activity: Each person in the cirlce hold up his or her right hand and grasps someone else's right hand, as if they were shaking hands. Then they do the same with their left hands, making sure that each person is holding the hands of two different people. From this position, the group attempts to untangle themselves without breaking contact. The solution should produce either a circle, figure 8, or two circles intertwined.

Suggestions/Hints/Variations: Change the number of people per circle; limit the form of communication.


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