Leadership Inspirations Activities

Fastest Name Game Ever

This is the fastest name game ever

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Forming

Type Of Activity

Icebreaker

Materials

None

 

SUMMARY

 
This is a great quick name game for a particularly large group, when you are short on time for introductions, or when your participants will be wearing name tags during the day.

 

SET UP

  • Have your group stand together in a circle.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Tell your group that this is the fastest name game ever.
  • They will introduce themselves, then introduce the person to their left, and then the person to their right.
    • “Hi, my name is Caelan, this is Gino, and this is Kim”
  • Introduction will move counterclockwise around the circle so that the person to their right introduces themselves next.
    • “Hi, my name is Kim, this is Caelan, and this is Jayne”
  • Continue until everyone in the circle has completed these introductions.

VARIATIONS

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • What was the goal of this activity?
  • Did your group do well? What could have improved?
  • How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
  • How did your group manage conflict that arose?
So What?

Teambuilding

  • When has your group worked well together in the past? When have they not worked well together?
  • When has (something that happened in the activity) happened in the past with your group?
  • What habits or actions make a successful or effective team? What are your group’s opportunities for growth when working together?
Now What?
  • What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
  • What’s one commitment each person can make?
  • What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
  • How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
  • What can you do differently moving forward?