Virtual Team Building Events

Activity Description

Activity Overview

This activity is best suited at, or very near, the start of an event, workshop, or meeting where people don’t know each other as it helps to learn the names of each other.


  • Assisting participants to learn the names of each other.

Step By Step Instructions 

  1. Instruct the group to sit in a circle where they can all see each other. The activity works best with a group of ten to two participants.
  2. Tell the participants that ” This is a light-hearted activity that will help us all remember each other’s names”.

  3. You say to the person seated next to you, “I would like you to say your name to the group and then mine” so she says “I am Jane and this is Francis (say)”.

  4. Then the next person says “I am Linda and this is Jane and this is Francis”

  5. Repeat until you get to the end of the group, “I am Xolisa and this is Yvonne ….and this is Linda and this Jane and this is Francis”

  6. Before you get this far the people at the end of the line will be panicking, so reassure everyone that it is Ok to help if anyone gets stuck.

  7. Lots of laughter is expected which relieves tension about the activity.

  8. Most people will have no difficulty as there is enough repetition for them to remember. If someone does get stuck, that person may be having a hard time being present for some reason and might need your particular attention.

  9. It’s great exercise and it’s so easy to carry out.


Say My Name Ice Breaker Activity

Basic Details
Property Type : Ice Breakers
Listing Type : Placeholder
Activity Type : Ice Breakers
Focus On : Communication, Collaboration, Having Fun
Outcome Based : No, just fun
Facilities : Indoor, Outdoor
Props Required : None
Duration : 26+ minutes
Exertion Level : Medium
Group Size : 1 - 8, 9 - 16, 17 - 30, 31+
Age : Youth, Adults