Participants will learn and remember the other participants’ names. The starter game Remember my name also very active and very good fun!
Objective of Remember my name
Familiarizes the participants with each other and focuses concentration on something apart from the workshop topic. This energises the group.
Softball or soft toy like a teddy bear.
Participants stand in a circle. You instruct them to throw the ball and call their name while doing so. The next person to receive the ball repeats the first name and adds their own name while throwing it to a third person.
The third repeats the first two names and adds his or her own and so on and so forth. The final participant will have to remember all the names. As this won’t run smoothly the first time, do several rounds.
If you want to increase difficulty, but also the fun — start a second memory chain by throwing in a second softball or teddy bear, or even a third.
Remember my name is best at the beginning when it will be the most challenging and interesting.
Newspaper Interview is an ice-breaker activity to familiarize your participants with each other. Create teams of two participants who interview each other. It’s advisable to mix gender, organisation, and age groups.
This is an ice-breaker activity to familiarize participants with each other. The form of the wanted poster reduces information to the relevant and the time needed.Make teams of two who interview each other and draw a Wanted Poster. It’s recommended to mix gender, organisation, and age groups.
Participants will learn and remember the other participants’ name. It’s also very energising and great fun.Present yourself with name plus animal name, e.g. I am Anita and I am a cat because I love the independence and self-reliance of cats.