Lining Up

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Method
Intent or purpose: 
This is a good and fun way of introducing people and getting them talking.
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
10-30 minutes
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Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Setting and Materials: 
Masking tape.
Resources Needed: 
Space big enough for everyone to stand in a straight line.
Pre-Work Required: 
Put tape on the floor in a straight line and long enough for everyone to stand shoulder to shoulder
Procedures: 

1. Ask the participants to stand in a line with their toes on the tape.<br>
2. When they are set, ask them to arrange themselves by birthday from January 1 to December 31. They must keep one set of toes on the tape. Point out the end that is January 1 and the end that is December 31..<br>
3. When they are done laugh, clap and cheer.<br>

How flexible is the process?: 
A number of arrangements can be done: the amount of time they have worked in the organization, how far they have travelled, etc
Follow-Up Required: 
None
Background
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unknown
History of Development: 

Maureen Jenkins suggested this.

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