Fun ways to learn names in large and small groups. Do you have a favorite? Please submit your ideas!




Putting the Pieces together

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Description: I'm a new RA and was moving onto a floor that needed a little boost, so I made puzzle piece doortags for each of my residents and then made a bulletin board titled "Putting the Pieces Together". I then made the bulletin board into…

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Group Juggling

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GROUP JUGGLING: The group starts in a circle formation. The leader of the group will begin with one object in hand (i.e. a small ball). The leader will ask one group member to repeat their name, and then the leader will gently toss the object…

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Whomp ‘Em

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WHOMP ‘EM: One person is the “Whomp ‘Em Master.” That individual stands in the middle of circle with the “Whomp ‘Em Sword.” (Could use Styrofoam tube or rolled up tube of newsprint, etc.) The rest of the group sits in a circle with legs out…

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Motion Name Game

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MOTION NAME GAME: Have everyone stand in a circle. Anyone can begin the game by saying his/her name and demonstrating a [physical] motion to go with it. When the person is done, the entire group repeats the name and the motion. Then, the second person…

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Line Name Game

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LINE NAME GAME: This game is a variation of the Motion Name Game. Can be played with group of any size. Best if group has more than 10 members. Game begins with group lining up shoulder to shoulder. One member starts off the game by…

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