1. Divide the group into pairs, ideally pairing off people who may not know each other well.
2. Have the pairs introduce themselves to one another.
3. From this point forward, the pairs are not allowed to speak, whisper, mouth words, or make any other sound!
4. The pairs now have a challenging task--to tell their partners 3 things about themselves (something beyond physical characteristics) without words or sounds.
5. After a given amount of time, call all the pairs back into a single circle.
6. Ask for each pair to verbally introduce their partner to the group, and explain what they think they've learned.
Choose two competitors, and have one leave the room. The other has 1-3 minutes (depending on the size of your group) to arrange a maze, using all the people in the room (as well as chairs, if your group is on the smaller side). The maze can be as creative and complicated as he/she wants. It simply must have a beginning and an end. After the maze is arranged, bring in the second person (who is now blindfolded) and let them go. See how long it takes them to make it to the end of the human maze. The group can call out instructions to help, but they cannot purposefully move to make the maze more complicated.
Choo Choo/Switch, Change & Rotate
Have your youth get into groups of four or five and stand in a single-file line facing in the same direction. Have them practice the following commands:
-PEEL: The player at the front of the line: (the "engine") peels off and runs to the back.
-SWITCH: The second and fourth people in line switch places.
-ROTATE: The entire line turns 180 degrees to face the opposite direction.
-CHANGE: The first and last people in line change places.
After a little practice, add the command "MOVE", which means the groups should walk in a straight line, led by the leader. Then, continue adding the previous commands as the group is moving. For an additional challenge, have the group shut their eyes and continue trying to follow the commands.