This is best done on mats or soft grass. Ask the group to lie down on their stomachs next to each other, arms outstretched, face down. The first participant, on the far right of the line, yells ÛÏsurfs upÛ and starts to roll towards their left. The rest of the group rolls towards their right. As everyone rolls, the first …Read More
These activities are intended to provide participants with an experience that facilitates trust, teamwork, and support.
Before attempting any trust activities, the group should spend time creating a foundation of trust that begins with a basic level of comfort with the other group members. Generally, trust activities should be done after the group has been introduced to one another, and spent some time participating in various ice breakers and other initiatives. If you introduce trust activities before there is a basic comfort level, participants may be unwilling to participate, or worse, create a foundation of mistrust.
Additionally, be sure to use proper safety and spotting techniques in all trust activities as needed.
1 thatched broom or foam noodle Arrange your group of 8-12 so that they are standing in a large circle. One volunteer goes in the center, holds a broomstick (or any type of light stick) over head and spins 15 times while the group counts their turns. After 15 turns, the spinner places the broom on the ground and attempts …Read More
Arrange your group into two lines, with each participant in line standing shoulder to shoulder, and the lines facing each other, and about 2 feet apart. Everyone lifts their arms out in front of them, alternating arms with people in the other line. The first person then runs and dives on to the bed of hands. The group then ÛÏflipsÛ …Read More
One person lies on the ground stiff, eyes closed, arms across chest. The rest of the group kneels around person, with one person at their feet, one at their head, and three or four people on each side. The group counts, ÛÏone, two, three, upÛ and lifts the person to their knee height. They repeat the count process and lift …Read More
Arrange the group in two lines and ask them to lie down on the ground, lying face up with their heads in the middle and feet on the outside of both lines. This activity is done best on soft grass, mats or other soft surface. Everyone in the lines raises their arms in the air. One person stands at the …Read More
Rush Hour Traffic
Everyone partners up and has one blindfold. The person who is the car puts on the blindfold and holds hands up as ÛÏbumpersÛ right in front of shoulders, thumbs almost touching. The driver stands behind the car, placing hands on their shoulders. The facilitator plays policeman calling for ÛÏtraffic rolling,Û ÛÏslow for school area,Û ÛÏred light,Û ÛÏfreeways,Û etc. The drivers …Read More
1 long piece of rope or webbing A marker for the final destination Blindfolds 2-15 people start at one end of a course that will lead them through the woods. They should be able to see the final mark. The group is given minutes to ÛÏlandmark,Û pace, and work out how they will find the marker when blindfolded. NOTE: They …Read More
Arrange a group of 10-20 participants in two lines facing each other, with the participants about six feet apart from the person next to them. Once the individual lines are set, separate the lines from one another by about eight feet. All particpants put their hands up to spot for safety. Have two pariticpants stand at one end of the …Read More
Have everyone find a partner. One person is blindfolded and the other will be leading. The one who is leading needs to take the other through a obstacle course of some sort (it can be natural or made). The leader cannot touch the other person and must direct them using only words. To make it more difficult have an entire …Read More
Trust Walk (Revised/Updated)
flat sheet forty or more traditional mouse traps follow directions Great to lead into a lesson on trusting God fully. Before students arrive lay a flat sheet out on the floor. Now set up about forty or more mouse traps. The cheap ones work perfect. I bought 2 for $2.00 at Norther Tool. They don’t trip easy and are easy …Read More