This game is designed to help you to faster catch the names of your new pupils in first lessons.
Skills: Speaking, Listening.
Recommended Age: 8-10 y.o.
Number of Participants: 6-12 players.
Time: 15-20 minutes.
Equipment: A ball.
Materials: Not required.
Preliminary Preparation: Not required.
Immediate Preparation: (5-7 minutes). Take the ball and stand with the players in a circle at a distance of about 1 m from each other.
How to Play. You come in the centre and toss up the ball, saying, e.g.: 'This isn't my ball! This is Aglaya's ball!' After that, you quickly come back to your place. Aglaya should run in the centre of the circle and catch the ball. Next she should toss it up, saying, e.g.: 'This isn't my ball! This is Matvey's ball!' and so on. A player, who has missed the ball, leaves the game. If there are namesakes in the class, they try to catch the ball, racing each another, and, in the case of its missing, both players leave the game, which lasts as long as only two winners remain.