Teambuilding Activity: The Blindfold Game
This type of activity is always highly valuable when guided properly; participants experience how group dynamics work, observe what happens within the group, identify leaders, determine agreements, and establish clear goals. Special thanks to Heleen van Tol!!
This activity promotes:
- Seeking help
- Insight into group dynamics
Duration: 30 minutes
Participants: 5 to 15
Indoor and Outdoor
Sufficient blindfolds, a suitable physically safe environment
1. Divide the group into two teams: Team 1 and Team 2.
2. Team 1 is responsible for the route from point A to point B, and Team 2 is responsible for the route from point B to point C.
3. Walk the entire route together, indicating the locations of points B and C.
4. The task is to safely guide the entire group, blindfolded, from point A to point C.
5. Both teams have approximately 15 minutes to explore their respective routes.
6. Facilitators accompany the entire group to explore the route and return to the starting point together.
7. Distribute blindfolds, briefly reiterate the instructions, and wish them success.
8. Variation: Choose your favorite spot and guide the blindfolded group from point A to your favorite spot. The rest is open to interpretation (Note: Participants can do this individually, with a partner, or as a group).
- How did you feel as an individual?
- What happened within the group?
- How did your team make decisions?
- Who took on leadership within the team?
- Did the leadership shift occur once, twice, or more? Why and when?
- What qualities emerged within your team?
- Did you discover qualities in your colleagues that you were unaware of?
- How did the different qualities complement each other?
- What conflicts arose, and how did you resolve them?
- How well did everyone listen to each other?
- How much freedom was there to present ideas?