We will post a complete list of connection games that we use in Nexus Science here soon. For now here are just a few. Please check back soon!

CLOSE THE GAP

  • Participants start with eyes closed.
  • Mill about the space.
  • Participants are asked to stop with eyes still closed.
  • Participants are asked to close the circle by reaching out and holding hands.
  • The moment anyone feels that everyone is in the circle they call out “one”.
  • Open eyes to reveal the results.

LIFT UP

  • Participants sit together in pairs on the floor.
  • Sit directly with back to back touching.
  • Hands are placed on knees and must remain there.
  • Working together they must go from sitting to standing without using their hands.
  • If successful, increase the numbers to three then four, etc.
  • See how large a circle can stand up together this way.

TARGET TOGETHER

  • Participants stand in a line one behind the other.
  • Agree on a target destination or course.
  • Place your right hand on the right shoulder of the person in front of you.
  • Use your left hand to hold onto the left leg of the person in front of you.
  • Find your balance.
  • Jump together towards the target.
  • Do not break the connection.
  • Return to the original position by switching hands and legs.

HOOP THROUGH

  • Participants stand in a circle and hold hands.
  • A hoop (hula hoop type) is introduced to the circle.
  • All must try together to pass the hoop around the entire chain without letting go of each other’s hands.
  • This continues until the hoop has gone around the circle and all participants have passed through.
  • Do not let go.
  • If the circle breaks for any reason, start over.

UNTANGLED

  • Participants stand in a circle placing their arms out into the center.  
  • Cross hands right over left and take the opposite hand of your neighbor.
  • Arms will be tangled but connected.
  • Work to untangle the circle without letting go of hands.
  • Do not let go until everyone has become untangled.