Equipment: one medium sized scarf per participant
- Give everyone a scarf and define a clear area of play that is big enough to move around in, but small enough to put people in proximity with one another.
- Everyone starts with a medium sized scarf on their outstretched hands.
- Make sure to explain the rules very clearly. The rules are as follow:
- You can only move if you have a scarf on your arm.
- You can take other participants’ scarves and you can collect as many scarves as you want.
- If you don’t have a scarf, you can pivot and grab other people’s scarves, but you can’t walk.
- You can’t hold your scarves to your body.
Debrief: There are several themes to debrief from this activity. Some questions:
- How did you feel when you successfully grabbed someone else’s scarf?
- How did you feel when you succeeded in capturing several scarfs?
- How did you feel when your scarf was taken, and you could no longer move?
- Why did people start grabbing scarves even though it meant they were immobilizing other people?