Toss a name game

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Stand everyone in a circle. 

The leader then says his/her name and then throws a tennis ball to the person to their left.  Continuing in one direction each person says their name and passes the ball until it gets back to the leader.  The leader then calls out someones name and then throws the ball to them.  That player then calls another name and throws, and so on.  Once people are getting an idea of names, introduce another ball, and then another as it gets easier.   

  • Free / Low Cost
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Outdoor
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

  • Medium (11-29 mins)
  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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Great game. Used it in a camping trip. Kids could not complete it when the second ball was introduced.
- Raymond (25 Nov 2008)

tryed it, well it gets the youth in a active but a get to know each other mood which promotes growth.....well done!
- shandre (29 Apr 2010)

Use stuffed animals instead and try adding 5-6! Softer and even more fun!
- Dave (31 Jan 2017)

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