Sheep and Shepherd


In smaller teams, blindfolded team members must be guided into a pen by the shepherd giving them verbal commands. The team that pens the most amount of sheep in the quickest time, wins the challenge.

Equipment Required: Blindfolds, cones (for pen) and whistle (for indoors get your shepherd to make noises instead).
Space Required: Medium. Outdoors or indoors (depending on space).
Group Size: 6 to 10 ideally, but can be done with more split into smaller teams.

Total Time: 40 minutes

  • 5 minutes to brief
  • 15 minutes planning time
  • 15 minutes to achieve outcome (depending on total participants allocate more time).
  • 5 minutes to review and debrief

Suggested Learning Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Trust

The full description for Sheep and Shepherd can be found in our eBook, The Team Building Activity Book. The eBook provides easy to follow, step by step instructions for leading the activity including full activity notes, activity setup, safety and rules, challenge variations and review questions. The book also features 29 other team activities that guaranteed to inspire and motivate your team. Check it out here.

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