Roll Call

Can you remember your nickname?

1. Each participant needs to come up with a new name. This can be a combination of each person's favorite food and color, for example "Pizzagreen." Or, it can be something silly, like a recipe ingredient or something learning-related, truly anything you want.
2. This nickname will be their name throughout the game of "Roll Call."

How to Play

1. At any point in the day the leader will yell "Roll Call!"
2. Instantly everyone needs to stand up, shout out their name (and additional response should you opt to have one), and sit back down.
3. The last person to do so has to do something funny for the group, like jump up and down like a monkey while rubbing their tummy. Or, you can also have this person complete a task/chore: pick up all the trash off the floor, or answer a question (if in a classroom).
4. The children then return to whatever they were doing until the next "Roll Call!" is shouted.


1. If you are having a baking party, name each participant one of the ingredients of the recipe. When the ingredient is called, that person will jump up, hoot and yell, turn around and then sit down.

Activity Length
Indefinite (as long as you want!)
Non-competitive (cooperative)
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Number of Players
As many as you can handle!
Prep Time
No prep time needed!
Space Needed
Small (a clearable open space the size of a 1-car garage)
Team Division
Every man for himself (individual players)