Aim: A way of getting boys to find out information for themselves and also to assist them remembering one another’s name. Taken from the BB Juniors Pro Pack Mind M-1
On a photocopier, enlarge the symbols, cut them out individually and stick them around the
walls of your meeting place. Write the meanings of each symbol on individual sticky labels
and put a label on each boy’s back. If you have more than twenty boys you may like to create
a few more symbols so that everyone can be included. On the other hand, if you only have a
small group, put more than one label on each. The object of the activity is to see how many
symbols the boys know.
Give each of them a pencil and paper, and ask them to write down the numbers 1 to 20.
They then walk round the room, look at the symbols and write down not the answer but the
name of the boy with the correct answer on his back! In this way the boy will need to mingle
and find out each other’s names. If you have a wide age range, allocate an older boy to help
a younger one. At the end, bring the boys back together to check their answers.
1. Wool 10. Icthus/Christian fish
2. Dollar 11. Cycle route
3. Roadworks 12. Put litter in the bin
4. Information 13. Danger – falling rocks
5. Water 14. Poison
6. Percentage 15. Hand wash only
7. Please recycle or Recycled 16. Price bar-code
8. No entry 17. No dogs
9. No smoking 18. Highly inflammable
The principle of putting clues/questions on the walls and the answers on the boys’ backs can
be used for many different games: picture clues relate to Bible stories, famous people and
For full details see BB Juniors Pro Pack M-1