Icebreaker intro: memory challenge

Have the group sit in a circle. (Not recommended for groups over twenty people.) Each participant will introduce themselves by saying their name and a word using the first initial of their first name.

The topic from which the word is based is flexible. The facilitator would start by asking the group to think of a favorite food item, or some other topic, that begins with the first letter of their first name. Each person will be responsible to remember the names and matching items for every person that precedes him or her in the circle. The whip ends when the last person in the circle names everyone in the room and the item they like. The facilitator should then ask if anyone in the group can name everyone in the circle and the item they liked.