Community Level 1 – Acquainted

Materials: Note cards with categories created in advance

How To Play: Players are in a circle. Choose a player to be the
caller. From the predetermined categories, the caller picks a category
and says, “Get together with people who like the same kind of ice cream
(or other category) as you.” Players move around trying to find the
group they fit into. When everyone is in a group, have the groups call
out their category name, for example, “We like chocolate ice cream!”

Plan for Success: Model finding a group, remembering voice level, moving safely in a group, and including others.

Variation: Choose categories that fit your curriculum.

EXAMPLES
Get together with people who want to visit the same region as you.
Get together with people who would research the same animal as you.

This could spark a shared writing activity for small groups.

Variation: While the players are moving, the leader
calls out, “Huddle up with those who (categories of qualities,
preferences, activities, etc.).” Players with the same preferences
group together. When players group up, they can talk about their
commonality.

EXAMPLES
Huddle up with those who have the same color eyes as you.
Huddle up with those who are wearing the same color socks as you.
Huddle up with those who like the same genre of book as you.
Huddle up with those who like the same subjects as you.

Variation: Focus areas in common on current topics of study.
Topic: Our current novel

EXAMPLES
Huddle up with those who have the same favorite character as you.
Huddle up with those who, on a scale of 1 to 5, rate the book the same as you.
Huddle up with those who have the same favorite part of the book.

Topic: Ancient Rome

EXAMPLES
Huddle up with those who like the same Roman architectural icon as you.
Huddle up with those who like the same Roman topic as you: food, clothing, weapons, government.
Huddle up with those who have the same favorite god/goddess as you.

 

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