Mnemonic Name Game

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Contents

Objectives

Name Games | Icebreakers/Warmups

Group Size

Small

Materials

None

Set Up

Directions

Sit or stand in a circle. Then you start the game... One person starts by using his or her first name followed by using the name of a food with the same letter as his or her first name (Ex. Christopher Carrots or Sylvia Sea Salt). The next person repeats the first person’s name and then adds his or her own. It goes around the circle, each person repeating all of the names that came before. In a small group, go around the circle more than once, adding additional information such as an adjective beginning with the same letter as the first name or an action. Continue to have participants repeat all information that has been previously shared.

Alternatives

Have each participant give his/her name and something s/he likes that begins with the same first letter. Each subsequent participants does the same and repeats the name and like of everyone that went before e.g. (First person says "I'm Christopher and I like Candy... the next person says " He's Christopher and he likes candy... and I am Sylvia and I like swimming)."

You can also try it with things the participants do not like.

You can also have each participant give his/her name and an animal that begins with the first initial.

With some groups try using a word that describes them beginning with the same letter or sound as their first name. Positive Phil or Flipping Phil... Have the group act out their word. It is a great way to read investment and energy level of the group.




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