Human Knot Game

Human Knot Game - How to play ?

Human Knot Game.

The Human Knot Game is a perfect team-building exercise and a fun activity to set up with kids. It is a popular game where people learn to work together. It’s a great way to boost cooperation and team-building skills as kids work together to untangle a group knot. This game can be played both indoors and outdoors.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 6 children
  • age: from 6 years old
  • material: none
  • Played indoors or outdoors
  • Duration: 15 minutes

Human Knot Game rules

Have the entire group of children stand in a circle facing each other. Each of the children should reach out their left hand and grab a hold of another child’s hand. Once all hands have been connected, the children should reach out their right hand to grab a different child’s hand. If it becomes too difficult for them to hold hands, you need to break into multiple circles. When all the children have been connected, they must slowly begin to unwind the massive human knot that they’ve become. This will require twisting, crawling, walking through hoops of arms, and more! But remember, they cannot let go of each other’s hands at any time. Depending on the number of people in your group and the complexity of the human knot you make, this exciting problem solving game will usually take around 15 to 20 minutes.


When playing with the larger group, try splitting the group into multiple teams to compete in a speed drill. See who can get untangled the fastest : boys or girls!

The educational advantages of the game

  • allows you to expend your energy
  • boost cooperation
  • develop team-building skills
  • gets kids moving
  • play in community
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game

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