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Pick a theme. We'll use flowers in this example, but it could be
anything (healthy living, birds, chocolate bars, insects, cars, city names,
Each child has to think of a flower that will become part of their name
for this game (e.g. Debbie Daisy). Some children may want their flower
to start with the same letter as their name, others may not.
Each child will quietly tell their name to an adult who writes down the
whole list. There can be NO doubles. Everyone needs to be different!!
The children sit in equal teams facing each other.
The adult will read out the names in random order to the group. It's
more fun if you don't just go through each team.
Pick a child who will start the game.
This child chooses a member of the opposite team and tries to guess their
If she guesses right, the child from the opposite team comes and joins her
team and the first child gets to pick another person and try to guess her
When she guesses wrong, she goes and joins the opposing team and the child
whose name she tried to guess next.
Once everyone is on one side, that team is the winner.
Usually the girls will first try to win back their own team mates who have
been 'stolen' before starting to guess names of the opposite team.