Leadership Inspirations Activities
Learn each other’s names through alliterations and actions
Type Of Activity
It can be very challenging to learn names in a new group! This activity provides a fun, simple, quick and very effective strategy to actually remember everyone’s names.
- Have all participants form a circle.
- Give each participant time to come up with an alliterative action word for their name and a corresponding movement to go along with it. For example: Running Riley, Jumping Jack, or Diving Diana.
- Go around the circle and have each person introduce themselves and do their movement.
- The whole group should say “Hi“ and repeat that person’s name and movement to help them remember!
- Challenge the group to use the alliterations and movements all day when talking to or calling on people.
- With smaller groups, have each person introduce themselves as well as everyone who came before them, this will test their ability to remember the names of their peers!
- With larger groups, have each person introduce themselves and just the one person who went before them to save you time.
- With extra large groups split them up into several smaller groups so that they can learn those names really well.
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?
Inclusion and 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 are the traits that make someone successful on this team? What are the traits that make someone unsuccessful on this team?
- What motivates our group?
- How does our group dynamic affect the way we get work done?
- 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?