Participants stand in a circle, arms distance apart. Ask each
person to think of an verb and action which starts with the same letter
as the person's first name e.g., "Jumping James".
The person does the action and yells out their action-name.
Everyone then repeats the action and the action-name.
This requires pretty high level of instructor energy and drama, people
are pretty shy to start with. Really encourage everyone to join in and
say the name and action of everyone else.
To really drill names home, go around again, it should be faster and
really get the blood moving.
For participants who say "I can't think of anything", I say "Keep
thinking, we'll come back to you". If they still don't come up
with anything, I ask the group to help.
Note I don't allow duplicate verbs either - must use a unique verb.
Time: ~10-15 minutes
A physically and socially stimulating activity for dramatically introducing oneself
and learning people's names.