- Sophie &Friends
Here's a great getting to know you game. A roll of toilet paper is passed amongst the group members, with each person advised to take a many squares as they like. What they do with the squares will cause some to smile, some to squirm, and others to wish they hadn't been so greedy with the TP.
1. Have everyone take a seat, either in a circle, or, if in a classroom, at their desks.
2. Hand one person the roll of T.P.
1. Have each person take the roll of T.P. and tear off as many sheets as they like. When they ask "Why?" or "What's this for?", explain that they will find out later..
2. Once everyone has taken their paper, have them separate the sheet into its individual squares.
3. Explain to the group that one by one they must stand up, say their name, and then share one interesting detail of their life for each square of paper.
4. Go around the circle and have everyone share their details.
5. When you get to the last person, collect all the sheets of paper and recycle them.
1. At the end, instead of recycling the paper right away, offer up the challenge to see who can fold their papers into something interesting.
2. You could personalize this for any theme if you like. Instead of sharing details about themselves, players can share dance moves, athletic moves, math skills, spelling skills (i.e., spell a word out loud for each piece of T.P.), etc.
1. If someone is extremely shy or seems stumped by what to say, help prompt them with things that are very generic. For example: What's your name? What's your middle name? Where do you live? How many siblings do you have? How many pets do you have? What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
2. Keep things moving; prompt those with lots of sheets of paper to plow on through.
3. Help those who are more introverted. You can't let anyone off the hook, everyone must be responsible for the number of sheets they have taken. However, with your help and prompting you can alleviate some of the stress of having to share. Just make sure to be friendly and kind -- don't probe or push too much.
4. Be prepared for some pranksters. Allow them to be who they are, but if they start to get crude, just remind them gently that they should use appropriate language for school/mixed company.
5. You could pass a recycle bucket as players share their details. They can drop one sheet in at a time as they share.