This appealing game is designed specially for helping you and your new students to find out and memorize their names on the first day of class.
Skills: Writing, Speaking
Recommended Age: 10+
Number of Participants: 6-12 players
Time: 15-20 minutes
Equipment: A hat
Materials: One A4 sheet of paper
Preliminary Preparation (3-5 minutes). Cut the sheet into 16 pieces.
Immediate Preparation (5-7 minutes).
1. Distribute the cards around the class and tell the students to write their names on them.
2. When everyone is ready, bring the class to order. Aferwards, arrange the game participants so that they are sitting or standing in a circle.
3. Pass the hat around the circle. Each player gives their name and puts their card in the hat.
How to Play. When all the cards are in the hat, you pass it around again. This time, Player A takes out a card and reads out the name, written on it. Next they hand the card to its supposed owner, asking: 'Is this yours?'. If it is true, Player A gets one point and give the card its owner. If it is false, Player A goes on searching for its owner. When they have found them, you write the number of their attempts on the board. Then it is Player B, whose turn to take out a card and so on around the circle. If a player takes out their own card, they also read out their name and say: 'This is mine!', but do not get any points. The game continues around the circle as long as all the cards have found their owners. The players, who get the LEAST points, become the winners of the game.