Birthday Line-Up

Type of strategy: CollaborationEnergizers and State ChangersMovementOpeners & Get to Know You

Pairing up participants


  1. Participants line up in chronological order bases on birthdate.
  2. Find the middle point of the group and split it into two. 
  3. Start at the oldest person in each group and pair them together.
  4. Work your way down the line until the youngest in each group are paired.


Extension: Have them discuss a topic such as favorite technology that would get at age differences and preferences.

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Eye Contact Buddying

Submitted by: Jennifer Arns