Buddies (Lunch Day Mixer)

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Based on Musical Chairs

Students sit at cafeteria tables with people they don’t usually sit with. (You can use a technique such as distributing playing cards, or “Life Savers in the Lunchroom” to get students to their tables.) Once students are at their tables, they pair up with a buddy. The buddies introduce themselves to each other, using prompts. Some prompts include: What’s your name? Where are you from? Do you have sisters and brothers? Do you have a pet? What’s your favorite color or food or game? After buddies have introduced themselves to each other, each person takes a turn introducing his or her buddy to the rest of the group.