Name Game. Good for a first class. Sit the students in a circle. Point to yourself and say your name "I'm Jason". Then students say their names around the circle. You can use a ball to pass around the circle as each student says his/her name. After going around the circle a few times get each student to throw a ball to another student. The student that catches the ball has to say the name of the student who threw it. This will really test if they were listening!
Name Memorizing Game. Have children sit in a circle. Start by saying "my name is.." and then answer a question about yourself. For example "My name is Jo and I like the color purple." The next person says "This is Jo and he likes the color purple and my name is Rose and I am 8 years old." The next person says "That is Jo he likes purple, this is Rose and she is 8 and I am Jeremy and I like the color blue." It's a chain and the kids have to repeat what the last people have said about themselves. It's really hard to be the last person in the circle! (Submitted by Danielle)
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