Icebreakers are a great tool for people to get more comfortable with one another. That starts with learning names. We believe in making it fun, and this icebreaker does just that!
· Group size: 5 – 30
· Length of Activity: 10 minutes
· Goal: To develop listening skills and learn everyone’s name.
· Equipment Needed: None
· Before you Start:
o Have the players go around and introduce themselves.
o Demonstrate safe tagging to avoid injuries.
§ Light tapping; avoid hard contact that may hurt someone.
o Have the players form a circle around one player in the middle.
o Everyone in the circle then puts one arm out directly in front of them with their palm facing up.
· How to Play:
o The leader begins the game by saying someone’s name that’s in the circle.
o The player whose name was called must say another players name before the player in the middle runs over and tags their hand.
o This process continues until the player in the middle tags someone.
o When the circle player gets tagged before they can say another name, they switch with the player in the middle and become the tagger.
o The player who was just in the circle begins the next round by calling out a name.
o Have the players in the circle close their eyes so they cannot see the player in the middle coming towards them.