Name Balloons

Purpose: Getting to know you, remembering names

Group Size: 4+, but the bigger the better

Directions: Blow up one balloon that the team has to keep from hitting the ground, The twist with this game is that before anyone can hit the balloon, they have to shout out the name of someone else in the group, who then has to pay attention and be ready to hit the balloon after the present person has hit it. They, too, have to shout out a name before they can touch the balloon. This is great when a group is a brand new to each other. You could tell them they have 1 minute to try and memorize the names of everyone because they will be “tested” and then explain the rules of this game. A variant is to make people shout out something else beforehand, such as a good quality for an employee, or something they’re grateful for that day.