Birds of Prey

Before You Start: 
  • Divide group into two equal teams.
  • Have each team get into two single file lines holding hands with the teams facing each other.
  • The leader stands at the front between the two lines. 
  • Place the bandana on the ground at the rear of the lines directly in between the two lines.
  • Remind everyone that they must keep their eyes shut and remain silent.
Set Up: 

Will need a bandana (or other small object) and a quarter.

How to Play: 
  • Flip a quarter. Only the first players in each line can watch to see if it lands on heads or tails. 
  • The rest of the players must have their eyes closed.
  • If the quarter shows â€heads,€™ the players at the front sends a squeeze (or pulse) down the line which should reach the end of the line. 
  • When the squeeze reaches the last player in line, he or she tries to pick up the bandana first.
  • Whichever team wins the bandana, the player in the front moves to the back of the line and the players rotate forward. 
  • If the coin is tails, no action happens. The leader just flips the coin again. 
  • The game ends when the player who began the game at the front of the line reaches the front again.  
  • Play sitting down. 
  • Have a different signal to pass back.
  • If a player sends a pulse when the leader does not show heads, the player at the back returns to the front of the line, making the game more challenging and longer.

Core Value:
This activity is a great one for Honesty because you have to be honest that you are keeping your eyes closed and that you feel when your hand has been squeezed. 

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