Name Web

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Learning names whilst creating a web


Ball of string


All sit in a large circle.
Leader starts with a ball of string. Says their name and then throws ball of string (holding loose end) to another person in the circle.
The person that receives the ball of string then holds onto the loose end and shouts their name before throwing the ball to another person in the circle.
Eventually everyone will have held the ball and have a part of the string in their hand and a large web would have been created in the middle.
The trick now is to wind the ball of string back starting with the last person moving through the web to the next person unravelling the web. They then stand in their place whilst they take the ball and go back to the next person etc. etc.


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