Closed Eye

For Middle Level & Elementary

Materials: None

Players shut their eyes and the teacher chooses someone to begin. The player who is chosen opens his eyes and says "Good Morning ____________," to the player of his choice in the circle. When the player being greeted hears her name, she opens her eyes, returns the greeting, and then greets someone else whose eyes are still closed. The greetings continue until everyone has been greeted.

After the greetings are finished it is useful to follow with a debriefing:
How did it feel to have your eyes closed?
For those of you who were left until the end, what was it like?
How did we help each other in this greeting?

Plan for Success: This greeting works best in the middle of the school year once a sense of trust has been established.

Related Activity Type: