The students will get a piece of paper listing different characteristics, a copy of the paper for each student. The students walk around in the classroom trying to find a classmate who has a certain characteristic. When the students find for example “someone who can swim” they write that person’s name on their checklist and move on to the next person. The goal is to meet and talk to as many classmates as possible.
When the exercise is done, the teacher can as a follow up ask the students to introduce someone and say something about that person.
For example, Kim could say, “I’d like to introduce Marc to you. I found out today that Marc is Santa Claus.”