Tell Me Something

This is a fun ice-breaker game for older children. You will need space to sit in a circle and listen carefully to each other, so we've found it works best with no more than 10-12 children. You could split into groups if you have more.

Tell Me Something

How to play:

Sit in a circle and choose one child to start. She tells the group a little about herself. The next child to her left then picks an aspect of what she has told and adds her own snippet of information. What she says must be slightly different, but linked. Sometimes the adult might like to intervene with a quick prompt to help a shyer child. The examples below make it clear.

Correct:

Child 1: I often go to stay with my grandparents at the weekend.

Child 2: My grandmother lives in Australia so I don't see her very often.

Child 3: My family went on holiday to Australia last year and it was amazing.

Child 4: My favourite animals at the zoo are the wallabies.

Child 5: Is a wallaby the same as a kangaroo? I used to have a kangaroo cuddly toy called Wally.

Child 6: I like animals.

Teacher: I like animals too. If you had to pick only one animal to be your favourite, which one would you pick?

and so on...

Incorrect:

Child 1: I often go to stay with my grandparents at the weekend.

Child 2: I often go to stay with mine, too.

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