Blindfold Adventure is a 15-30-minute activity where participants guide a blindfolded partner from one place to another, learning and demonstrating the importance of giving and receiving help. Providing support can help people achieve their goals, and this activity can help participants understand when to give guidance and when to help them empower themselves.
Planning and Preparation: This 15-30-minute activity can be done with any number of participants. You will need something to use as a blindfold for half the group (a bandana, scarf, eye mask) and masking tape (optional). You will need to find an open space that doesn’t have obstacles, clutter or stairs. Participants who feel uncomfortable being blindfolded or closing their eyes can be given the role of giving directions. For an added challenge, tape out a route and have participants guide the blindfolded partners around that.
Developmental Relationship Element: Provide Support.
CASEL Competencies: listening, communication, collaboration, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making.
Objective: Deepen understanding of the element of Provide Support in Search Institute’s developmental relationships framework.
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Approaches to Sharing Power
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Approaches to Providing Support
Ten approaches that can be integrated into classroom or program activities that build the Provide Support element of the developmental relationships framework.