Trust Fall

3.5 stars

Split people into groups of three.  

Two people face each other and interlock hands. Put a blindfold on the 3rd person.  They should then stiffen and fall backwards into the arms of the two people. This should be done several times, with the person falling further backwards each time (the players locking their hands should lower them each time). Other players can then try. This can also be played with only one person catching.

Care should be taken that the two players who are acting as "catchers" are strong enough to hold the person who is falling.

This game obviously involves placing your trust in the people catching you, and can lead nicely into a discussion about trust:

  • in whom (or what) do we put our trust?
  • what is involved in trust?  
  • what does trusting someone feel like?  
  • do you find trusting people easy?  
  • how do you decide whether someone is trustworthy?
  • how do you earn trust? 

Here are some useful bible verses on trust:


  • Free / Low Cost
  • No equipment needed
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Night
  • Discipleship / Bible
  • Team Building Teamwork
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Outdoor
  • Small area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

  • Medium (11-29 mins)
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I personally feel this is a wonderful game as the youth of today have lots of trust issues,the do not trust in people because of the fast the went through..Thank you for the game will use it this fryday at youth service.
- Cherlene Martin (4 Mar 2015)

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