For any of you who have been in my workshops you’re unlikely to forget “The Mingle Game.”

Ninja Tip:  Choose a different verb instead of “mingle” every time you play it to keep it fresh! 

And Setareh has just sent in a really great bonus idea…

1.  Do the mingle game as usual.

2.  The kids ask you “What’s your favourite colour?

3.  After doing a few “Sorry?”s  to get them to say it louder, you say one, two or three colours e.g. “Red & Blue.   Pink & Green”

4.  Kids who have one of these colours get into groups with other kids who have this colour e.g. all the people with red & blue things get together,  all the pinks & greens get together etc.  If you several colours both, you can choose which group.

5.  Everyone else goes into one group.

6.  Do this a few times until you roughly have the right number of students you want in each group!

Ninja Tip:  If your school has a uniform (i.e. everyone wears the same colours!) then just pin a minicard to everyone’s top and they get in groups based on these colours.

Ninja Tip2:  You can even take this one step further and use any theme’s minicards! 🙂

What are your favourite group making games?  Do let us know in the comments!

Be genki,


P.S.   This game also works great with the upcoming Summer Clothes song!



Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

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