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Which Foot Do You Hop On? 3 Fun Ways to Split Your Group

Several times throughout a sequence of activities you will come across a need to split your group in half. I have learned three fun ways to split the group without having to count-off or count people. Each of the following activities somehow will divide the group of participants pretty close to equal. Try them out for a quick change of pace.

1. What Foot Do You Hop On?

Ask each participant to hop on one foot. Tell the people hopping on their left foot to move to one side of the room, and the people hopping on their right foot to move to the other side of the room.

2. Thumbs on Top

Instruct the participants to clasp their hands and interlock their fingers. Once their hands have been clasped, have the people with their right thumb on top of their hands separate from those with their left thumb on top.

3. Cross Your Arms

Ask the participants to fold their arms across their chest, and see which arm is on top of the other arm.

What other ways have you used to split a group?


2 responses

  1. Oh my goodness Ryan, there are just so many – nobody should have any excuse to be using the boring 1, 2, 3,4 or Pick-Two-Captains’ methods anymore. How about colour of eyes, season or month of year born, whether you prefer good news before bad or bad before good, odds/evens of house numbers, type of blood group, etc. Take a look at for tons more ideas. See also the link to learn tons of Getting Into Pairs ideas too… have FUNN 🙂

    August 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    • Thanks for sharing Mark! What a great resource.

      September 2, 2013 at 8:29 am

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