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(You need a wide blanket or canvas to play this game.) Divide the kids into two teams. Put two chairs (one for each team) about 2 meters apart facing each other. Assign two people to hold the blanket up between the two chairs, so the people sitting in them can't see each other. Each team will assign somebody per turn to sit on each chair. At the count of three the 2 people holding the blanket will release it causing it to fall down and reveal who is sitting on the chairs.

The two people sitting on the chairs will immediately say the name of the one opposite them. The first between the two who names the person opposite him/her scores a point.

This could be played w/o chairs, if you want.

The Point: Great for getting a new group of students to know each other's names.

Our variation: If you have a smaller group of "regulars" have people come up with nicknames that everyone else has to remember. You can have people make up their own or choose from categories like body parts. I.e. "Twinkle Toes", "Pretty Eyes", etc.; or animal names like, "Ape", "Moose", "Kitten"; or cars; you get the idea.

Submitted by Youth for Christ

Also see Getting To Know It (Click Here), Getting To Know You Better (Click Here), and Identity Circle (Click Here).

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