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Materials
A coin to be flipped by an impartial participant.

Activity
Divide the group into 2 even teams. Have teams sit on the floor facing. Members from each team must hold the hands of the team-mates next to them, preferably behind their backs so that the other team cannot see them. At the end of the line, place a spoon on the floor between the last two people. On the other end, you need an impartial person (you or a volunteer) to flip a coin. Everyone except the two people at the beginning of each line must close their eyes, or sit facing out and all must be silent.

When the coin is flipped, if it is heads, the people at the beginning of each row squeeze the hand of the person next to them, who then squeezes the hand of the person next to them, and so on. When the squeeze gets to the end, the last person can open their eyes and grab the spoon. The team that grabs the spoon first sends the person from the end of their line to the beginning and everyone shifts down one. The object is to be the first team to rotate all the way back to the starting position. If the coin is tails, nothing happens and you flip again. If the people at the beginning of the line squeeze on tails, they go to the end of the line (rotating backwards). They also go backwards if anyone on their team opens their eyes prematurely or makes any noise. It is helpful to have judges standing behind each team to watch for erroneous squeezes and to listen for noises.

Application
While the line cannot see what the teacher is doing at the front, they can feel the touch of the person in front of them. One person squeezes the hand of the next until it reaches the end. Each person will in time be at the front of the line and the leader. In the same way God leads our lives. He must not touch us directly but through someone else. In time he may choose us as leaders to touch the life of another person.

 


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