You’ll need some blindfolds and ‘obstacles’… anything from chairs, desks, bean bags, hula hoops, etc.
If you’re looking for an outdoor activity – this one is easy to take onto the field or play area. Use shrubs and trees as obstacles!
The important part of this game is the set-up. You’ll need to encourage the students to develop a dramatic ‘character’ and you can too. When you give the following instructions take on the part of their commander.
To make it more of an experience you could use this music in the background.
I am your commander. Got that? As my officers and intrepid adventurers, you need to follow these instructions very carefully:
- you will need to work in pairs to complete this mission
- you are exploring a part of the Amazon rainforest which has never been explored before
- there are snakes (point to snakes – scarves, hula hoops) that cannot be disturbed. I repeat; cannot be disturbed!
- there are mountains to climb (point to bean bags or chairs). You will note, these are HUGE mountains!
- there are ponds you must get through only by jumping because this technique will scare the crocodiles away (point to hula hoops or areas marked with chalk or rope).
- to recap - snakes are not to be disturbed, mountains are to be climbed and ponds are to be jumped through.
Do you understand?
Now, the most important thing is: You need each other – in fact without one another, you won’t survive. Do you understand?
Good, but there’s a problem.
It’s pitch black in the rainforest and only one of you packed your super-duper night goggles. Which one of you remembered your night goggles?
Give out blindfolds; the one who forgot wears this!
And there's another problem. The person who remembered their night goggles, forgot their insect repellent and has been bitten by the infamous, rare, silent mosquito which causes… the loss of voice for precisely 72 hours. That means, you can see, but you cannot speak.