|Recommended age:||all ages|
|Size of group:||it doesn't matter|
|Time for preparation:||none|
The whole group is an elephant. Here, all children have to stand in a circle, stretching their arms forward, walking toward one another with eyes closed. Everyone grabs any 2 hands. If you have caught two hands, you can open your eyes again. Another player now tries to tame this chaos by pulling the children apart. Scratching or gagging is not allowed. All freed elephants will automatically become liberators and help the first child. The game is only over when all have become the rescuers. With this game, an exchange of strength is required. That will “glue” the group together. This is also an excellent game for teachers and youth workers to find out, who in the groups has the tendency of an outsider. The whole thing also has a psychological aspect. To promote the coexistence, you should also discuss this game with the children. For example, why or why not would you help somebody.
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