Friday, December 7, 2012
Activity level Low
Age levels: Youth-adult, older, intergenerational
Instructions: Tell your group that you are going to start naming commonalities things about yourself that someone could not tell just by looking at you, and if those commonalities are true for anyone in the group, he or she will come stand next to you. For example, you could say you have a sister. Someone else in the room who has a sister then stands next to you. That person then starts saying things about him or her self, until someone matches the statement. The person who matches gets in line and this process repeats until everyone in the group is in line. If more then one person matches commonalities, just have one person get in line don't let the whole group get in line if someone's says I brush my teeth. Continue playing until everyone is in line.
Leader's Hints: There are thousands of commonalities. They can be as narrow as 'I was born on July 19, 1978,' to as general as I take showers. This game works well to show that everyone in the group has things in common, and there are always things about other people we will not know until we start asking questions.