This ice-breaker game is part of the resources made available by Earthchild Project, used by our facilitators in under-resourced schools in South Africa. Additional lesson plans, games, songs and a Seed Pack guide to teaching holistic education can be found at: Earthchildproject.org/teaching-resources
MEXICAN NAME WAVE
Type: Name Game
Time: 5 mins per 15 people
Group Size: Any size
Stand in a circle. Do a simple Mexican Wave: one player lifts both arms in the air, and down again. When his arms are totally up, his left neighbour does the same, so a ‘wave’ of hands forms around the circle.
When they’ve got this, the first person then says their name as they start the wave. As the group then passes around the wave, each person says the wave starter’s name so that the wave and their name move around the circle once. The person on the starter’s left then says their name as they start the wave and in turn each person has a chance to start the wave and pass around their name
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These are so awesome! Thank you for sharing. Would you mind adding a video for us visual people :)
Thanks for your comment :) Great idea to create a visual! We don’t currently have one, but hopefully we can put one up soon!