Purse/Wallet Introductions

Type of strategy: Openers & Get to Know You

Intended Audience: Teachers

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and Sensing

Fun, sometimes funny, way to do introductions.


  • In small groups or in partners.
  • Give participants a few minutes to pull out something from their purse, wallet, or briefcase that they feel represents them. 
  • Participants take turns sharing why the object represents them. 

Optional: Mid-way through or at the end of the day, see if partners can remember names, objects, and reasons why those objects were chosen. 

Submitted by: Jennifer Scypinski