Connections (Y Cards)

Length of Time: 5-10 minutes

Game/Activity Name: Connections

Age Group: All ages

Supplies: String/yarn

Space Set-Up: Circle

Game Instructions:

One person begins holding the ball of string and starts to list facts about themself (I have a pet dog, my favorite food is pizza, etc.) and when someone else from the circle hears something that is also true for them, they say, “Connect,” and the ball of string is passed to them. Each person should make one connection before players are repeated. You can play until the yarn runs out, or as long as students stay engaged.

Special Considerations:

It’s fun to point out to the students how we have created a visual representation of how we are all connected (you may be able to relate this to the “Namaste” at the end of class.)