Everyone gets in a big circle. Pick a volunteer to leave the room. Once they are out of hearing range, pick another volunteer to lead. When the absent volunteer reenters the room, everyone must watch the leader and imitate what they do (cross legs, cross arms, yawn, stick out their tongue, etc.). The person who was out of the room will stand in the middle of the circle and try to see who is the leader. The leader can get bold and make faces, throw their hands in the air, etc. when the person in the middle's back is turned. Give the person in the middle three chances to guess who the leader is. Then choose a new volunteer and a new leader.
Lengths of String
This is a simple mixer, great to get a group warmed up to one another. Each participant receives a piece of string of a certain length. Each different string length has a partner of the same length somewhere in the room. The objective is very simple--find your partner. The group must mingle to compare string lengths. This can also be a quick, easy way to assign partners for another activity.
Curly, Moe, and Larry
Groups sits in a circle. One person stands in the middle and points to someone in the circle, saying either “Curly,” “Moe,” or “Larry”. The person pointed to must respond with a name before the person in the middle can count out loud to ten. The name the person shouts depends on the name the person in the middle says:
“Curly”: say the name of the person on your right.
“Moe”: say your own name.
“Larry”: say the name of the person on your left.
If they succeed, the person in the middle stays and repeats the process with someone else in the circle. If they fail, they change places with the person in the middle.