Name Game Teacher Training

This is a group energizer activity to help remember all the names in the group. Students will stand in a circle and each person will state their name. Start with one ball/soft object in your hand, and explain to students that in this game, you will just toss the ball to someone in the group, saying “here... (name)” before you toss it. The person who receives it will say, “thanks... (name)”, and then will say, “here...(name)” and toss it to the next person, etc. Tell the group that as the first ball gets going, you will add in a second ball/object, and a third, etc. The idea is to go quickly and to try to remember all names. After a couple of minutes, ask if there is anyone in the group who would like to try stating all names of group members around the circle.