Alphabet PingPong

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Type of strategy:
Brainstorming and Discussion
Closings and Wrap Up
Collaboration
Energizers and State Changers
Openers & Get to Know You
Processing
Intended Audience:
Students
Teachers
Learning styles:
EN: Extraversion and Intuition
ES: Extraversion and Sensing

Pingpong can be used as an opener, get to know you, or revisit of content all while energizing learners.

Directions

Steps:

  1. Divide the group into pairs.
  2. Ask partners to have a conversation back and forth  beginning each new sentence with the next letter of the alphabet. For example, someone might start by saying, "Are you enjoying the workshop?"Their partner might say, "Best course I've been to for a while!" The conversations can continue to the letter Z or until you call an end to the activity.

 

Debrief: You may want to ask pairs what letter they ended on and award a prize to the duo who got to the highest letter.


Variations:

  • Use as a way to revisit content.
  • Do the activity whole group (if the group is not too large).
  • Use as a closing activity stating the learnings.

Source

Submitted by:
Jennifer Arns