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
All stand or sit in a large circle.
One player begins in the centre with the ball.
They throw the ball high into the air and call the name of another player.
The named person has to run and try to catch the ball, or at least retrieve it when it bounces.
Continue until everyone has had at lease one turn in the middle.