Participants stand in a circle and, one-by-one, share something about themself and pass the yarn. The participant who catches the yarn is next to share. After everyone has shared the last person throws their yarn back to the first person and the web is completed.
- You will need a ball of yarn that is approximately 250 yards long.
- This activity will take approximately 20-30 minutes depending on the size of your group. For large or extra large groups allow 30-45 minutes.
- Have the group stand or sit in a circle. Using a ball of yarn, wrap the end around your wrist once, introduce yourself ,and pass the ball of yarn randomly across the circle to someone.
- Ask them to introduce themselves and tell the group something about themselves (you can narrow a topic if you’d like).
- Once they are done have them toss the yarn randomly to someone else. Now that person will wrap their wrist in yarn and share. Then they will pass it to someone who has not gotten the yarn yet.
- Once the yarn gets back to you, (make sure to tell them you need to receive the yarn last) you will have formed a cool web of yarn.
- Use scissors to cut the yarn and have everyone wrap the yarn around their wrists as bracelets and reminders of the bonds they have formed or will be forming.
- At the end of your program or workshop, ask each person to share their commitment to the group moving forward.
- Ask individuals to drop the yarn and explore what happens to the yarn when they do.
- Discuss the importance of commitment and relying on each other.
- Use this with Bondfire Buddies.
- Use this activity as a way for everyone to share their proudest moments.