By Meg Duff, Marketing Manager, Playworks
Blindfold Building is one of my favorite games from the Playworks Games Guide, both because it gives kids an opportunity to work together and problem solve, and because it is super flexible: It works just as well for two bored kids and one adult as it does for a whole gaggle of cousins over the holidays. It is also a great way to get kids moving when they are cooped up inside.
The goal of the game is for the group to successfully “build” a shape out of rope — blindfolded. Participants can discuss solutions among themselves, but must nominate just one person to ask the leader for feedback. The representative can ask up to three questions before the group reveals the final shape.
Category: Active Play
Target age: 8 and up
Skill level: N/A
Materials: Stuff you probably have at home
Prep time: 1 to 30 minutes
What You’ll Need
- You’ll need blindfolds for each participant and a rope. The rope should be long enough for each participant to hold on with both hands. In a pinch, I’ve used a long piece of yarn for rope, and pillowcases with safety pins make great blindfolds.