La toile de la vie

Cette activité de renforcement de l'esprit d'équipe invite les élèves à réfléchir à l'interconnexion du monde qui nous entoure.

La toile de la vie

La toile de la vie


Teamwork, collaboration, and developing awareness of the importance of webs.


  • Les élèves forment un cercle. 
  • Start by saying, “I am the sun,” and throwing a ball of yarn to a student, without letting go of the end. 
  • The student who catches the ball must name something that depends on the sun to live (e.g., a tree) by saying, “I am a _________.”
  • Without letting go of the string, they throw the ball to another student, who must name something that is either dependent on or connected to the previous life form. 
  • Whoever catches the ball of yarn continues to build the web of life until everyone has answered.
  • Once the web is established, the Teacher places a beach ball or other soft object in the center of the web. Ask the students to move the object around without letting it fall, by moving their yarn around. 
  • Réflexion: The whole group reflects on the key elements of a web as a system of support. You can close by posing the following questions: 
    • “How are you supported by the web of life?” 
    • “How is the web of life being threatened in your communities?”

Transition vers l'activité

Ask students to form a circle. If needed, stagger the group’s transition with a strategy like, “Anyone whose name starts with a vowel, make your way to the circle.”

Transition hors de l'activité

“Travel back to your desk as the living thing you named as part of the web.”

Aménagement de la salle de classe

Open space, or space around desks to stand in a circle.

Supports/Matériaux adaptatifs/Outils

  • Big ball of yarn or twine.
  • Beach ball or soft plushy (at least the size of a basketball).
  • Les élèves peuvent être debout ou assis. 
  • Les élèves ayant des problèmes de motricité fine peuvent boucler le fil derrière leur dos au lieu de le tenir avec leurs mains.
  • La visualisation guidée d'un écosystème ou d'un environnement particulier peut être un point de départ utile.
  • Une image d'une toile d'araignée peut être partagée pour guider leur processus.
  • Passer au lieu de lancer le ballon peut aider les élèves ayant une basse vision ou des problèmes de coordination.
  • Students who are less verbal or nonverbal can fill in the blank by sharing a movement or shape without naming what they are. 
  • Group brainstorming can support choice-making.

Possible Role of Classroom Professionals

  • Participate in the circle.
  • Act as “the wind,” helping the ball get from one side of the circle to the other.

Réglages pour l'instruction à distance

Laptop IconStudents can create a verbal/visual web throughout the virtual circle.

Formes d'art

, ,


10 minutes