|Adjective Action Name Game|
|Friday, 16 November 2007|
This is one of my favorite name games as it not only helps a group to remember names, but it also creates some inside terminology/jokes for the participants to revisit later.
This name game works for a group of up to 20 or so people. Any larger than that, and it needs to be adapted.
The first step is to have everyone stand in a circle so every participant can see every other participant.
Ask for a volunteer to go first, then instruct that person to come up with an adjective that starts with the same letter as the first letter of their first name. Instruct them to also come up with an action. The action may or may not correspond with the adjective. Provide an example first. (for example, I might say "Daring Dan" and do a jumping jack). You then let the group know that after the first person goes, the person to their left will do the previous person's action and say the adjective and name that person selected, followed by their own action, adjective and name.
The next person will start with participant #1 and repeat their adjective, action and name, then go to participant #2 repeat theirs, then do their own. This continues until the last person does every single person's action, adjective and name.
At the end, you can do everyone's as a group to cement the information in everyone's mind.
This is fun, as creativity and personalities tend to really shine through this exercise, and group members sometimes end up with nicknames.