DURATION: 30 To 30 min
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 5 To 10
AGE: 10 To 29 years old
LEVEL OF TRUST: Low
LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION: Medium
LEVEL OF LEVEL_OF_PREPARATION: No
TOPIC: group + communication
Choose a flat area: mark an inner circle in the middle (with chalk or tape), around one meter in diameter. Place 3, cups facing upside down, and 3 tennis balls in the middle. Around it, mark an outer circle. Place the elastic ring of the spider web in the middle of the inner circle so that the strings extend over the outer circle.
1. Tell the participants that their mission is to build the tallest tower they can in 5 minutes using cups and tennis balls. Each cup needs to contain a tennis ball before it can be used as a building block. If the tennis ball is knocked out or falls over the border of the inner circle, it is lost and they cannot use it anymore.
2. The participants stand outside the outer circle. To touch and move the cups and tennis balls, they can use the elastic band of the spider web. Each of them can control the band with one or two strings in their hands. If they overstep the outer circle, they have to start over.
3. Give them 5 minutes to build a tower.
4. After 5 minutes, encourage them to reflect on their communication, cooperation, and role of each person who played.
5. If they want, the participants can try again and change certain behaviors. As moderators of the activity, street workers can also add additional rules to make it even more challenging (e. g. no talking, less time available, some of participants are blindfolded).
Spider web: an elastic ring with ten strings attached; 3 tennis balls; 3 cups ( 0,5 l or big enough for a tennis ball to fit inside); marking tape or chalk.
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