Objective: Get to know a little more about each other; work as a team

# of participants: Unlimited

Space: A long space or hallway

Estimated time: Under 10 minutes or based on the faculty member’s discretion and student engagement in the activity


Ask the students to line up silently by the first letter of their first name as fast as possible. If two or more people have the same first letter then they should get in order alphabetically by the second letter or subsequent letters. If they have the same first name then they should line up by the first letter of their last name. When the class thinks they have the correct order, have them say their names out loud starting with A and ending with Z.

Other ways to line up silently: date of birth (not including year), height, color of eyes, color of hair, etc.