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Group Size: 10 to 20
Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes
Goal: To have fun and learn the names of other participants
Audience: Parents, Couples, Teens, Children, Singles
Special Considerations: This activity can become very loud with a lot of laughter. It is a good activity to do on the second week or after basic introductions have been done. For more excitement you can keep score between the teams.
Resources Needed: One large blanket

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Start by dividing the room into two teams.
  2. Have teams go to opposite sides of the room, but not too far apart.
  3. Facilitators should divide the teams so that they cannot see each other by holding up a large blanket.
  4. Have each team, quietly, chose one member from their team to move up close to center of the blanket and face the other team (the blanket is still keeping the other team from seeing him or her).
  5. On the count of three the facilitators should drop the blanket.
  6. The goal is to see which team can call out the name of the other team’s member who is standing front and center.
  7. Continue on with game until everyone has been to the front and center of blanket at least once.

Tips for Discussion and Processing

This is a fun icebreaker activity to get the class warmed up and learn (and remember) the names of other participants.

Note: These activities can be modified to reflect a variety of skills.