This game is designed specially for helping you and your new students to get to know and to faster memorize their names on the first day of class.
Skills: Speaking, Listening
Recommended Age: 8-10 y.o.
Number of Participants: 6-12 players
Time: 15-20 minutes
Equipment: Not required
Materials: Not required
Preliminary Preparation: Not required
Immediate Preparation: If possible, arrange the participants in a circle or a semi-circle.
How to Play. Before starting the competition, explain to the children that the boys are going to guess the names of the girls, and the girls are going to guess the names of the boys. For example, Player A (a boy) stands up and asks: 'Is there Kristina in the class?'. If one of the girls answers: 'Yes, there is. I'm Kristina!', Player A gets one point. If two girls respond, Player A gets two points and etc. Then it is Player B, whose turn to ask and so on. If a boy asks for a pair name, e.g. Alex, only the girls, whose name is Alex, answer and vice versa. The game continues around the circle as long as all the names have been revealed. At the end of the activity, the number of points, accumulated by each participant during the whole competition, is counted up. The player, who gets the most points in total, becomes the winner of the game.