A great, simple warm up – can be used as a way for the group to learn each other’s names and break the ice.
Tag my Name (Age 8 +)
The group stands in a circle, the facilitator explains that each person in turn has to say their name, and then do a gesture that expresses their personality. If they can’t think of anything, the facilitator can suggest that the gesture shows a favourite hobby, sport or activity. Go round the group sharing names and gestures until everyone has had a turn.
Then the group can play “tag” with the names and gestures. While standing still, the participants can tag each other one at a time by saying a person’s name and repeating their gesture. The facilitator should encourage the participants to say everyone’s name without repeats, so that all members of the group are included.
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