Leadership Inspirations Activities

Name Duck

Get to know the names of the people in your group


10 minutes

Team Stage


Type Of Activity






This energetic name game is a great way to get everyone involved in learning each other’s names.



  • Gather everyone in the group together in a circle.


  • Instruct everyone in the circle to go around and say their name once out loud.
  • To start off the activity, one person needs to stand in the middle of the circle.
  • The player in the middle will shout out a name and that person must duck. The participants to the left and right of the player ducking must shout each other’s name as fast as they can.
  • The player who says the other’s name slowest is eliminated from the activity.


  • If you don’t want to make this an elimination activity, you can have the player who “lost” to their opponent become the person in the middle of the circle.
  • Check out the Blanket Name Game for another fun option!


  • 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?


  • 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?

Inclusion & Involvement

  • What does it mean to be inclusive or exclusive?
  • What did we do as a group that was inclusive? That was exclusive/not inclusive?
  • Why is inclusion and involvement important for our group?
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?