Leadership Inspirations Activities
Get to know the names of the people in your group
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!
SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?