This game is designed specially for helping you and your new students to get to know and faster memorize their names in the first day of class.
Recommended Age: 6-8 y.o.
Number of Participants: 4-12 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. To start the competition, invite Players A and B to stand in front of their new classmates, opposite each other. Next, Player A makes any movement, e.g. claps their knees. Then they point to themself and say, e.g.:'I'm Vova!'. After that, Player B repeats the same movement, points to Player A and says:'You are Vova!'. In the following round, Player C takes the place of Player A, and Player B introduces themself in the same way, and so on. The game continues as long as all the ‘members of Moomba-Yumba tribe’ have introduced themselves. The main rule is no movement must be repeated during the whole activity! There is no winner in this game, but its effectiveness as an 'icebreaker' is great!