Hand holding bunch of cards with letters on them, playing the Name Swap game

Name Swap

Interactive name card game with friendly competition.

  • Non-traditional name-game
  • Great for reinforcing names
  • Highly interactive
  • Many variations


Step-by-Step Instructions

Video Tutorial

How To Play Narrative

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Comments (2)

  1. Christopher Cavert

    I like the choice provided during this activity – How many cards do I want to trade and who is willing to trade with me? When someone has his/her letters needed, he/she can help locate letters for others – they look at trades of others in order to find resources needed by others.

    • Mark

      Yep, Chris, choice is one of those elements essential to the success of a program to my way of thinking. Coupled with liberal doses of fun and interaction, you can’t go wrong.

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