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This is an introductory game, used to help learn and remember the names of others. Like most name games it is very simple, and not really intended for repeated use. Sprinkled here and there in a programme of activities, however, name games can form a useful first step in getting to know peoples names, and learning just a little about them.

How to play

Players stand in a circle.

Give each player a sheet of newspaper which they tear in half.

Each player stands on one half, then crumples up the other half andthrows it into the circle.

Then the leader will show the group where A is and where Z is (the crumpled pieces of paper represent letters).

The group is then asked to get into alphabetical order according to their first name.

Players should end up standing with a group of people who all have the same first initial.

When the players are in their groups proceed to the next game.

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