Does your kid have difficulties in trusting others? Do you feel your toddler is not comfortable being around strangers or even friends and always needs you around to help? Are you worried that not being able to trust others could cause emotional or other social issues in your kid in later years?
If you are worried that your kid is not able to place his trust in others and needs to build on it, read on to find out some trust activities for kids that can help.
10 Trust Building Activities For Kids:
The following 10 activities will help develop and strengthen the trust factor in your kids:
1. Trust Fall:
Trust Fall is an activity that is most commonly practiced by groups who want to build on the confidence and trust factor of their members. It is also very commonly practiced by the Boy Scouts of America.
- In the Trust Fall activity, one person has to fall on purpose while the other has to catch him.
- Let your kid stand with another partner in an opposite direction. One of the
2. Wind In The Willows:
The Wind In The Willows activity is another variation of the Trust Fall activity but is of a more intense level.
- Your kid has to stand in a circle and one kid has to stand in the middle.
- The kid who stands in the middle has to make his body go stiff. Once everyone gives the signal that they are ready, the kid in the middle has to fall backwards in any direction towards any kid. The kids have to hold the child gently push the kid in the middle towards other kids till he finally manages to get upright again.
3. Trust Walks:
A Trust Walk activity is also known as a Blind Walk activity.
- Your kid and friends have to be divided into two groups. Make sure that both the teams have the same number of players.
- Blindfold one team and let one kid from each team hold hands with each other to form a pair. Each pair should have one kid who has the blindfold and one who doesn’t. Depending on the level and intensity of the activity, you can let the path be regular or add obstacles. The kid who is not blindfolded has to guide his partner carefully through the path and reach a safe zone. Once all kids are in the safe zone, switch the blindfold and put it on the kids who did not wear it earlier.
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4. Helium Stick:
Helium Stick is another interesting trust building games for kids, that will let your kid develop trust and build confidence among friends and peers.
- Make all the kids stand in a circle.
- Ask them to hold out their hands parallel to the ground. They also have to stick out their index fingers. Gently place an object on their index collective fingers, like a hula hoop or a stick. Now ask them to lower the object to the ground but make sure their fingers do not lose contact with the object. Your kid and friends may find it difficult at first. The idea is that they have to formulate a strategy by which they can collectively work and place the object on the ground while ensuring their fingers are in contact.