I Love My Neighbor…

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Indoor Game
  • 11+ Players

  • All Ages

  • None

  • Less Than 10 minutes

Development Goal

To have students recognize commonalties within the group and to identify personal characteristics.

Before You Start

  • Make sure everyone understands the rules.
  • Cue players to think about what they will say if they get to be in the middle.
  • Briefly discuss awareness and review how to play Rock-Paper-Scissors in case there is a tie.

Set Up

Position chairs/cones to form a circle. Make sure there is one less cone/chair than the number of players.

How to Play

  • The person standing in the center of the circle begins the game by saying “I love my neighbor especially my neighbor who…”
  • S/he completes the sentence with a piece of information that is true for him/her
    • Example: “I love my neighbor, especially my neighbor who was born outside of state, loves to play basketball, has a pet, is an only child, etc.”).
  • As soon as s/he is finished with the statement, everyone (including the person in the center) who this applies to moves from their cone to an empty come that is not right next to them.
  • The person who remains in the middle begins a second round of the game.


  • This game can also be called Move Your Body. Players say move your body if…. Or Move If….
  • Instead of running, this can can be played in stadium seats with an audiences as Stand Up. The leader says stand up if….