Set of alphabet letters used in Crossword Names games

Crossword Names

Engaging icebreaker to introduce name-knowing to groups.

  • Quick set-up
  • Highly interactive
  • Promotes collaboration
  • Assists learning names
  • Multiple variations


Step-by-Step Instructions

How To Play Narrative

Practical Leadership Tips

Social-Emotional Learning

Health & Wellness Programming

Popular Variations

You Might Also Like...

Useful Framing Ideas

Reflection Tips & Strategies


Contributor Mark

Add your Comments...

Have you played this activity? What worked, what didn't work? What type of group? Do you have useful advice for other users? Do you know a fun variation?

Comments (2)

  1. jeWElle de Mesa

    thaaaaanks for this, mark.

    verrrrry quickly – for diversity – with enough time – have learners choose their own colors, shapes and writing instruments, et al. these choices can be used in future sharing opportunities about:
    1) reasons for choice
    2) how the shapes, colors, et al represent them
    3) other topics for diversity – same letters/different shapes, et al

    • Mark

      I really appreciate how you have added a diversity angle to this activity, thanks for sharing JeWeL.

No Props No Problem

Brand NEW book featuring 150+ outrageously fun group games & activities. Scan QR codes to connect to tons of digital content including video tutorials.

Add to Cart

Do you have a programming question?

Looking for activity suggestions?

Want to know what others think?


Check out playmeo's new COMMUNITY tab.

Exclusive to playmeo members, this space is designed to help you share, learn & connect with others.