Objective: to get to know each other by asking various questions
Summary: to arrange a group of people in a line as quickly as possible
Duration: 10–15 minutes
Number of participants: unlimited
Description of the activity:
The whole group stands in the performance area. Instruct them to line themselves up as quickly as possible in a particular order, for instance alphabetically by first name, alphabetically by surname, etcetera. The possibilities are endless.
Tips & directions:
- To make it exciting, set a time limit for the task: for instance, one minute.
- Participants who not are lined up correctly must drop out, or sing a song, or do a different forfeit.
- If the group does not quite know each other yet, give the participants another minute or so to talk to their neighbors to their immediate left and right after the line-up has been formed
- You could also ask the participants to line up based on a theme linked to the contents of the course or workshop. For instance, in a creative session, you could ask them to line up in order of creativity.