Any size room. Easy game used to divide your group into teams. Simply yell, “Form a group according to . . . (see suggestions below).” If you're looking for a certain number of people per team, just say, “Form a group of 7!” If you end up with a remainder, then have staff go around and divide the leftovers on teams.
Variation: Once in their groups, the game leader reads a question from the list below (or write your own) and everyone in the group answers. When the majority in the crowd have answered, leader directs them to mingle again.
Clumps: height, hair color, # cavities, # siblings, shirt color, number of people in your immediate family, month of birth, favorite color, grade, middle initial, school you attend.
• What is your favorite cartoon (or cartoon character)?
• Who do you most admire?
• What animal is most like your personality?
• What would you do with $100,000?
• What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?
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