Name and Motion
Skill Level: Beginner
Active Participants: All
Materials: An open space
Participants create a sound and a motion that goes along with their name.
HOW TO PLAY
- Participants stand in a circle.
- The facilitator starts by setting the game. "History shows that motions help us learn names; we're going to make a wacky motion for each name and pass it around the circle."
- Facilitator then demonstrates with a motion attached to his/her name and passes the name with the motion clockwise around the circle.
- Each participant repeats the name and motion as it travels round the circle, attempting to mimic the original person perfectly.
- After all the participants have gone, ask a volunteer to stand in the middle and see if they can remember everyone's name and motion.
- This game can also be played with the entire group repeating the name and motion immediately after each participant rather than passing it around the circle.
- Older participants should be able to choose an adjective before the name, for instance, "Mighty Matt" while making a muscle.
- Encourage exact replication of the motion and voice of the original participant.
- Encourage creativity- the voice and motion can be anything.
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