SKILL FOCUS

Socialization, memory, teamwork

GROUP SIZE

Groups of 10-15

EQUIPMENT

No equipment

LOCATION

Inside or outside

SAFETY

Motionless game, no concerns

PURPOSE

A fun memory game where the kids get to know each other by remembering everyone's name along with a rhyming word for their name.

SETUP

Have your children form a circle, if you have existing lines, use that.

INSTRUCTIONS


Once your students are in a circle, pick one child to stand in the middle.

Next, choose one child to start the game.  This child will say their name followed by an object that starts with the first letter.  For example, the first child may say "my name is Pat and I like pears."  Both words start with a 'P'.

Then, the next child does the same pattern.  Follow this pattern until every child in the circle does this.

Next, the child in the middle must try to repeat what they learned in order by starting with "Pat who likes pears" trying to remember what each child said.

Rotate the child in the middle and start the process again.  This is a great way for the children to learn each other's name and personalities.

MODIFICATIONS


To make it harder, increase the size of the groups.

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