Pass the ball (a getting to know you game)

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A simple game useful for getting to know new people in the section.


Small ball e.g. tennis ball, or balloon


1. Ask all of the participants to stand in a circle. Make sure they are not too far apart or too close together. Give one person a small ball (tennis balls work well) and ask them to throw it to
someone else in the circle. The person who catches it says their name and throws it to another person who does the same. As the ball moves around the circle, everyone in the group gets to learn one anothers name.
2. If the group already knows each other, turn it into a teambuilding exercise by asking everyone to call out these things instead of their name:
- Their favorite color
- One thing they like about Keas
3. Make it more fun by timing the exercise and seeing how fast the participants can get the ball around the circle.


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  • getting to know you
  • welcome activity
  • Welcome game

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