Materials: One ball for every group of about 15 -16.
Aims: Introduction, memorizing names
Procedure: New group sits in a circle of not more than sixteen. One person is given a ball. The ball is passed around the circle and each person who receives the ball says their name very clearly (usually just the first name). When everyone has been named and the ball is back to the beginning, the person holding the ball throws it to any person. That person must say the thrower’s name. The ball is then thrown to someone else who must say the next thrower’s name. If a person cannot remember the name of the person who has thrown the ball to him, they must ask and repeat the name before proceeding with the activity. The game continues until everyone can remember the names of the people within their group. Group size is usually about sixteen.