Community Level 3 – Comfortable

Materials: String

How To Play: Players create a web with string anchored by two sturdy objects placed 8-10 feet apart. Good inside anchors are heavy desks or tables; if outside, use trees or posts. The resulting web is perpendicular and low to the floor or ground and consists of 10 to 15 open sections. All players must choose an opening and pass through the web without any part of their bodies or clothing touching the string. Because of time and web constraints, allow no more than two players at once passage through the web. Players can support other players through physically and by offering strategy ideas. In the beginning, the facilitator can monitor the touching of the web and then allow for self-monitoring. 

Plan for Success: Like all trust-building activities, this game presents problems or obstacles that challenge groups mentally and/or physically. All participants must work together to accomplish the tasks safely and completely. There is always a facilitator with the group, helping them with teamwork objectives, problem-solving and group processing.

When first playing this game, if players discover an easier access through the web, all can use it. This builds understanding and skill in the game. See below for a more challenging version.

Variations: Once a player uses an opening, it is closed for further passage. As the game progresses, it will become more and more challenging to pass through.