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Reception getting to know you/ team building games

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by svxenos, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. svxenos

    svxenos New commenter

    Anyone have any 'old faithfuls' they can recommend? I've a Reception class coming in on Wednesday who have all been to different nurseries and don't know each other very well. Any ideas would be gratefully received.
  2. rosiecg

    rosiecg Occasional commenter

    We always start with 'pass the smile' - literally one person smiles at the next who passes the smile on until it gets all the way round the circle.

    Then a fruit salad type game - stand up and swop places if you... have a sister... have an s in your name.... have a pet... etc
  3. May2

    May2 Occasional commenter

    Rollaball. Children all sit in circle You start saying and children start to join in 'Rollaball rollaball rollaball to David, David has got the ball ,roll it back to me'. When you say a name the child can also put their hand up so everyone gets to learn their name. You may want it in two groups if you have 30 otherwise it may take too long. Once they get the hang of it the children can then take the lead and choose someone they know the name of.
  4. svxenos

    svxenos New commenter

    Brilliant! Thank you!
  5. toty

    toty New commenter


    Like you, our chn came from various nurseries. We played a game a bit like pass the parcel except the chn passed a bean bag.. First time round with no music - the children saying their name when holding the bean bag. Second time, with the music, like a normal pass the parcel game. When the music stops the rest of the chn have to say the name of the child holding the bean bag. First one to do so gets a 'real parcel' to unwrap with a little wrapped sweet (after checking beforehand for allergies) between each wrapping. After the game the chn who missed out got a wrapped sweet also.

    Hope all goes well for you on Wed.
  6. ashleysummer

    ashleysummer New commenter

    Hello folks!
    Being a team builder, I have some great experience to share. We have been practicing escape games ( escapehour ) as a team building activity. Team building in an escape room turned out to be a great way to bridge the gap between coworkers who might not usually interact.
    Have you ever done escape room as a team?

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