Hi, My Name Is…
To learn everyone’s name and increase social comfort.
Before You Start
Skills Practiced: Public speaking
- Gather the group in a contained area. If played outside, lay out clear boundaries.
- Demonstrate the greetings with a volunteer.
- Make sure all students can repeat back to you greetings.
How to Play
- At a given signal everyone goes around introducing themselves to one another. Students go up to each other and they shake hands. Four exchanges happen while shaking hands:
- The first person says, “Hi, my name is _________.”
- The second person says, “Hi, my name is _____________”
- The first person says, “Nice to meet you.” The second person repeats this back to his partner.
- The first person says, “See you later.” The second person says something similar in response, “See ya!” or “Bye!”
- Once that four-part exchange happens, the partners split up and find someone else to introduce themselves to.
- Players go around trying to meet as many other players as possible in one minute.
- Students can use signals or sign language to develop nonverbal communication.