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The group tries to untie a knot as quickly as possible.

-Equipment List:

  • One half-noodle (full-length noodles cut in half length) per player.


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Each player is given one pool noodle--each held in the player's right hand.

  • Players stand in a tight circle and extend their pool noodle to someone across from the circle. That player holds the noodle with their left hand.

  • All players should now be holding a pool noodle with both hands.


  • Without letting go of any of the pool noodles the group attempts to unravel their knot.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation:

  • Magical Knot:

  • One person stays outside of the group and is called the magician.

  • The magician is responsible for directing the group to untying the knot. 

  • Question for the group:

  • How did they make decisions about how to untie the knot?

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