Getting Acquainted: Names

Start with a small number and increase the group size as kids get to know the game. Variations will leap to mind almost unbidden.



Children ages 3-4 imitate simple actions or gestures GM IX
Children ages 2½-3 give full name on request. Lang. IIIA
Takes turns SE IV
Children ages 2-2½ make rhythmical response (clapping). Lang. IIIB




1. Have children form a circle and sit down.

2. Go around the circle with each child saying his/her name, one after the other, in something other than a normal voice. Names may be shouted, whispered, sung, etc.

3. Go around again, this time clapping the rhythm of each child's name. Teacher can clap first, children follow in imitation.