Blanket drop name game

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Blanket drop name game
Age Range 3-5 (PreK-K), 5-8 (grades 1-2), 8-11 (grades 3-5)
Group Size medium (6-20)
Setting indoors, outdoors
Setup Time short (0-5 min)
Duration medium (11-30 min)
Materials sheet or blanket
Presentation Style interactive, student led

Brief Description

Blanket drop name game is a name game. Students divide into teams and send one person from their team to sit behind a blanket. When the blanket lifts, the student has to guess the other student's name.

Objective

  • Students will be able to...practice each others names

This Is How You Play

  1. Divide the group in half
  2. Have two leaders hold up a blanket to create a "wall"
  3. Send one half of the group to one side of the blanket and the other half to the other
  4. Have them all squat down and hide as a group behind the blanket
  5. Instruct each team to silently send one person from their team to the front of the group, still behind the blanket.
  6. Leaders count to 3 and then drop the blanket
  7. There will be two people from opposite teams now facing each other
  8. The first person to yell the other person's name correctlywins
  9. The winning team gets to take the losing person over onto their side behind the blanket.
  10. Repeat from step 5.
  11. You can play until one team has all the players on its side or you can play for a designated amount of time and then declare a winner based on the team with the most people at that time. Or you can play without winners, just for the crazy ol' fun of it!

Variations

Variations for Older Students

  • If kids fall in love with this game but already know each other's names, try this variation:

In preparation, have the kids all share one word that describes them, or their favorite animal, or anything else to represent them. Then play the same game, but instead of shouting names, have the kids shout each other's describing word/ animal, etc. This can be a good getting to know you game, or inclusion game, to allow all kids to feel known and noticed!


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