Today’s game is an inside game designed for kids to be paired up and work together. The objective is to help children work together and lead up to a lesson on serving or helping.
This game requires partners (in a situation with an unequal number, it is OK for a group to have 3 people). One partner is blindfolded and will be completing the task at hand, while the other partner can see and give instructions, but is not allowed to touch any of the puzzle pieces.
The goal of the game is for partners to work cooperatively to complete a puzzle. They are to take turns working on the puzzle – one blindfolded and one sighted. The facilitator can determine when the partners will alternate. They may trade places after 2-3 minutes have passed or trade places after successfully connecting or placing 4 puzzle pieces.
Variations of this game could be used as separate tasks to be completed or additional stations in a rotation around the room. The variations are only limited by your imagination. A couple of activities that utilize this same blindfolded partner setup are coloring in the lines, cutting simple shapes out of poster board, tying a shoe, moving an item from one place to the other. There are also games or competitions that can be played by asking one partner to lead the blindfolded partner to a certain location.