People to People

An easy, fun game to energise players of all ages, which allows you to talk about setting and respecting boundaries.

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A step-by-step guide to play the game

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Ask all players to walk around.

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When the game leader shouts "people to people", all players need to pair up as quickly as possible.

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The game leader then shouts out a series of actions, which the pairs of players have to carry out as quickly as possible, e.g.: "knee to knee", "hip to hip", "nose to nose", ...

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When the game leader shouts "people to people", all players need to pair up with someone else as quickly as possible.

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The players now carry out the assignments given by the game leader with their new partner: e.g. "nose to ear", "elbow to knee", "foot to hand".

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The game ends after a couple of rounds, when the group is energised.

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If you use this energiser as an introduction to the topic of sexuality in general or boundaries more specifically, reflect on the game with the players by asking questions such as:

  • Did you carry out all the assignments? Why (not)?
  • Did you feel uncomfortable at some point? If so, were you able to communicate this? How? Was it difficult?
  • Did you pay attention to your partner in the game? Did he/she always feel comfortable with the assignments. How could you tell?
  • ...

Extra game information

This activity is a part of the StreetSmart sexuality package. The package aims to give youth workers the tools they need to address the topic of sexuality in a playful way with the children and young people they work with, so they can learn to make conscious, healthy and respectful decisions.

 

Sexuality is a very broad term, encompassing various subtopics. Here, you can find a list of all activities included in our sexuality package to address these different topics:

  1. Sexuality in general: The Sex Alphabet, The Sexuality Goose Game, Yes or No Circle, Sexuality Statement Game
  2. Body (development): Anatomy fundamentals, Who has what?, Physical changes in puberty, Emotional changes in puberty, Life Cycle
  3. Boundaries: Stop!, People to People, Kiss the Teddy Bear, Body Carrousel, (Not) Okay?, Body Twister 
  4. Relationships: Choose Your Relationship, My Ideal Partner, In The Worst Way Possible
  5. Gender & sexual orientation: Labels, Sex Change, Who does what?
  6. Safe sex: The Synonym Game, Condom Smugglers, Goodie Bag, STD-Roulette, Can I get pregnant?
  7. Sex & media: Who is responsible?

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