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Energiser, Ice-breaker, Group Building Activity, Name Game/Get to know each other

Alphabetical seats

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To remember or refresh participants names

Description of the tool

Put chairs in a circle enough for everybody to stand on them (it is OK to share a chair). Ask participants to stand on the chairs. When everybody stands on the chairs, nobody can touch the ground anymore. This is a cooperation exercise so people should help each other. The group is then asked to go and stand alphabetically according to their names. If you want to make it more fun, you can ask them to do so without words

Variation - you can ask them to do it standing on a beam, a rope, a line or describe it as the roof of a skyscraper.


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    Unknown , 16 July 2006 10:37:17

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Tool overview

This tool is for

15 - 35

and addresses

Group Dynamics

Materials needed:

Chairs and participants who know the alphabet


5 - 10 minutes

Behind the tool

The tool was created by


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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

sonia holubkova (on 29 August 2003)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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