Sport Psychology: The Story of My Name Icebreaker

Sport Psychology:
The Story of My Name Icebreaker

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

This icebreaker will help your students learn something personal about each other. It will also provide vivid memory cues to help everyone remember each others' name.

How to Play
Divide your class into partners. Each student asks their partner about the meaning of their name and why their parents gave them that name. A typical answer might be: "My name is Dick, it's short for Richard, which means "strong leader" and I was named after my great-uncle who served on a destroyer in the Atlantic in the Second World War."

After this information has been discussed, students introduce their partner and describe what their name means and why they received that name.

Reference: James Neill, "The Story of My Name.", August 2004.

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