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Exercise, Ice-breaker, Name Game/Get to know each other

Map of Europe

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To find out from which countries and towns do the participants come from and at the same time to give them a chance to say their name in front of the whole group

Description of the tool

Distribute the little flags to everybody and ask them to write their name on these flags, then facilitator starts with his/her own flag and pronounces clearly the name, country and town he/she comes from. Then you give the floor to other “volunteers” until everybody is finished with this little introduction. Be aware that pronunciations of different names might be a tricky and that they might require a bit of practice.
You can of course ask additional questions (about their trip, the symbol of their country, etc) to break the ice a bit - this will then of course take more time.


  • You can also ask participants to draw the map of Europe by themselves. It could provoke the discussion and could be good introduction for Intercultural learning.
    If you use Polaroid pictures, you can stick them at the wall and make links to the map.

    Zilvinas Gailius , 9 July 2004 15:28:00
  • You can also let the youngsters ask the other partner to scribe the national song and to sing them togheter as an activity later at the campfire
    Tonie Lassauw

    Tonie Lassauw , 20 February 2008 19:04:15

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Tool overview

This tool is for

Any size, as long as it is more than two

and addresses

Group Dynamics

Materials needed:

Big map of Europe, stickers or rope for fixing the map, little flags for each person made out of “Post it” papers, pens for writing


30 seconds per person

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Bara Stemper-Bauerova (on 3 July 2003)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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