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Floating Order

Form of organisation: entire group

Materials: chairs or benches

Description of the game:


At the beginning of a group activity in a holiday or youth camp, the participants are usually unknown to each other and must get to know each other by learning the names, hobbies, etc. of the other students. This is one of the fun games, which reduces inhibitions (through physical proximity) and playfully promotes the group sense and getting to know each other. All participants in this game, stand on their chair within a circle of chairs. Then the group must arrange itself in a particular manner, for example, by size, age, initial letter, etc. The coordination of this funny game is, however, made more difficult by the fact that the participants may not touch the ground and instead must climb over the chairs to take their positions. Naturally, this can be tight and wobbly, thus all should hold on to and secure each other.