Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Greeting Rituals

Time: approx. 10-15 min.
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: from 8 persons
Time for preparation: none
Material: nothing

Game description

You can either write two copies of each note with the same way of greeting, mix them up and hand them out among the group members. The group members with matching cards must find each other. Once this has been done the cards are reshuffled and handed out again. Or you can go through the greetings rituals one after the other, or greet the nearest person when the music stops. The following types of greeting are possible: 1. Simply saying hello, 2. Shake hands (German), 3. Shake hands while stretched out and bow (South American), 4. Kiss on forehead (Russian), 5. Kisses on both cheeks (French) , 6. Bend over with the hands folded (Indian), 7. Rub noses together (Eskimos), 8. Hug each other (very friendly - Southern Europe), 9. Bend down at the knees, hands on the knees and bow (Japanese), 10. Say salam and move the right hand down from forehead to the naval (Oriental), 10. The spaceship Enterprise: Place the palms of the hands against each other with the fingers spread out into Vs (wrap the little finger and ring finger around each other and the index and middle fingers around each other), 11.Clap the palms together, touch fists and then snap the fingers (cool).


no scoring

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