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Getting to know others is one of the most basic, but greatest experiences of being human. When establishing a drama club, preparing for a production, or simply meeting new people, it is vital that everyone feels welcome and acknowledged. These introduction games can be used for such situations to ensure that others can get to know each other in a fun and effective way. 



















Alliteration Name Game

Procedure:

 To play the game, first the group must form a circle with all of the members of the group. A person will start the game by staying their name, as well as saying a word that begins with the same letter as their name. For example, “Musical Molly,” “Happy Harry,” or “Lazy Liam” would all work. Everyone states their name and adjective until everyone has introduced themselves. To add a challenge, try to go through and remember everyone’s name and adjective.

Side Coaching: 

If someone is having a hard time coming up with their own adjective or remembering the name of a member of the group, help can always be provided. If further help is needed, a player can yell, “Role Call” and everyone in the group will say their names again.

Signs and Symbols

Procedure:


This game is very similar to the Alliteration Name Game. The game begins with the group in a circle. One by one, the players will introduce themselves. However, when they introduce themselves, they will complete a movement. For example, a player could say, "Hi, my name is Sarah" and then wave. The other players would then say, "Hi Sarah!" and then wave. Each player should be unique in their movements. 

Side Coaching: 

To add an extra challenge to the game, instruct the players to go backwards in the circle and state the name of the previous players and perform their movements. 

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Call My Name

Procedure:

To play the game, form a circle with all of the members of the group. One person begins by stating the name of another playing in the circle while maintaining eye contact. The person whose name had just been said then calls the name of another person in the circle while maintaining eye contact. Continue in this fashion until everyone’s names have been called.

 Side Coaching:

If someone needs help or they say the wrong name, the group can offer assistance. If further help is needed, a player can yell, “Role Call” and everyone in the group will say their names again.

I’ve got Mail!

Procedure: 

After learning the names of the players in the group, they should learn a bit more about everyone and see what everyone has in common. First, form a circle, and make sure that everyone has something they can use as a place marker (piece of paper paper, shoe, etc.) with the exception of one player who will stand in the middle of the circle.  The game begins with the player in the middle stating, “I’ve got mail for anyone who…”. This person can list a thing they like, a thing they've done, or a fact about themselves. If any other players have that thing in common, (or  have mail for that), then they need to go find another spot in the circle, while the player in the middle tries to find a spot as well . One person will be left without a spot and it will be their turn to go to the middle and say, "I've got mail for anyone who..." again. The game continues until everyone has had a turn or until the instructor ends the game.

Side Coaching: 

Encourage the players to try and be creative! There may not be anyone who has that fact in common, but it will still be interesting to learn new facts about the group. 

Introduction Games