Trust Me

A. Wills
Multiple Subject Teacher

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork and trust building, as well as working on directionality for younger students.

Grade Level: 3 - 8th


Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

Objectives & Outcomes

The learners will work on building trust while working together to complete a simple obstacle course.

Materials Needed

  • Mats (for safety)
  • Simple obstacles that can easily be completed, blindfolded
  • Cones, mats, jump rope, board (something to step over)
  • * Have enough stuff to set up 2 or 3 obstacles if possible


Opening to Lesson

  • Begin by explaining to students that trust is a two way street.
  • You need to trust your partner in this obstacle course, because they are going to help complete the obstacle course.
  • Have students choose a partner or assign pairs.

Body of Lesson

  • Have students walk the obstacle course without blindfolds first and demonstrate how to complete each obstacle. (Around cones, step over a jump rope, walk on a straight line made of tape, etc).
  • Now have students work in pairs to complete the obstacle. Once one partner has completed the course, have the partners switch places.
    • Example Partner 1 (blindfolded)
    • Partner 2: Take one giant step forward and step over the jump rope.
    • Partner 1: does as asked.
    • Partner 2: Walk forward slowly, now go to the right around the first cone and stop
    • Partner 1: does as asked
    • Partner 2: Continues through obstacles
    • Have partners switch places after complete


  • Have students discuss whether it was harder to give directions or follow and why.
Sponsored Content

Assessment & Evaluation

Students will work together in pairs, one being blindfolded at a time, to complete an obstacle course. Pairs will take turns giving the partner directions to complete the simple obstacles. Evaluation will be based on giving and following proper directions.

Modification & Differentiation

Make obstacles accessible by all students.

Related Lesson Plans

Music Movement

The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.

Writing to a Photograph

Students will develop a plan for a fictional story based on a picture.

Boom Over Movement Game

Students will play a game in which they need to change direction quickly. Students are to pretend that they are on a sailboat that is in the middle of a storm. They will have to run and change direction based on verbal commands and duck quickly to avoid being hit by the imaginary boom.

Aces and Exercise

Using a deck of playing cards, the students will pick the number of reps for various exercises.  

Ready to Pursue a Master’s Degree in Education? Make it Your Time!’s lesson plans encourage conceptual understanding and lifelong learning skills in students as well as empower and motivate teachers.

Are you currently teaching but have the desire to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education? Follow your passion for teaching but at the same time give yourself the tools to further your career and learning. Whether it’s higher salaries, advanced career opportunities, or leadership positions, earning your Master’s Degree in Education is one worth pursuing. Make it your time!