Monday, May 12, 2008

Speed Friendshipping Activity

We did this with the Relief Society sisters at church. This is based of "Speed Dating" where everyone gets 2-3 minutes to talk to a person and then they ring a bell and you move to the next person to talk to and so on. We had two rows of chairs set up to face each other and then had one row move down a seat each time. All the ladies loved having the chance to get to know each other better and it was fun to hear all that chatting going on! This could be adapted for use with teens, men or even at school, work, or at a neighbor party.

Speed Friendshipping – “Get to Know You” Questions

Names - What is your full name? How did you get your name? Are you named after anyone? What baby names do you like? Which ones do you think are funny?

Food - What is your favorite food? What do you eat when you're happy? What do you eat when you're sad? What is your favorite dessert? What would you never eat?

Callings - What callings have you had? Have you served in Nursery? Primary? Young Women's? Relief Society? Missionary? Stake? What did you learn from your calling?

Books Read - What are you reading right now? What book do you want to read next? Do you prefer magazines? What is the most interesting thing you've learnt from a book?

Places Been - Where were you born? What countries have you lived in? What was your favorite house? Where do you like to go with your family?

Jobs - What was your first job? Where have you worked since? What did you learn from your coworkers? Where would you like to work?

Spare Time - What are your hobbies? Do you spend time by yourself or with friends? What would you do if you had a spare month to fill?

People - Who influences you? What famous person would you like to know? Who has done something you found inspirational? Who do you miss the most?

Pets - Have you had a pet? How did you get it? How long did you have it? Are you an animal person? What is your favorite animal?

Sports - Do you like to play sport or watch? What sport do you like? Have you played on any sports teams? If you could go to an Olympic event what would you choose?

Parents - Are all your grandparents alive? What are your fondest memories of them? Are both your parents living? When did you move out of home? What did you learn from your parents?

School - Where did you go to Primary School? What High School did you attend? What was your favorite subject? Did you finish Grade 12? What did you study?

Music - Do you play an instrument? When did you start? What music do you like to listen to? What is your favorite hymn? Do you like to sing?

Games - Do you like to play games? What games did you play as a child? Do you have a favorite board game? What TV game show do you like?

Weird - What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen? Ever glued yourself to anything? Can you do anything weird with your body (double jointed, roll your tongue)?

Sleep - Are you a morning person? Do you like to sleep in? Can you sleep anywhere? What's the longest you've ever been awake? Do you have favorite pj's?

Dating - Where did you go on your first date? What happened on your best date? What happened on your worst date? What dating advice would you give your daughter?

Dreams - What did you want to be when you grew up? What is your wildest dream? If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Have you had a recurring dream? a prophetic dream? a scary dream?

Weather - What is your favorite season? Have you seen snow? What type of weather scares you? What type of rain do you like best? Can you see pictures in clouds?

Health - Have you ever had an operation? Do you hate going to the dentist? Do you wear contacts? What illness scares you? Have you had measles or chicken pox? Been in a car accident?

Holidays - What is your favorite holiday spot? Where did you go on holiday as a child? What is your favorite public holiday? What do you love about Christmas?

Movies - What is your favorite movie? What was the last movie you saw? If you could make a movie what would it be about? What do you wish they'd make a movie of?

Here's a link to one of my blog reader's posts on how she executed a fun night of speed friendshipping as a RS Birthday activity.  Have fun!


Jamie said...

Thanks for the ideas! I'm going to try this one for an Enrichment activity.

Dating said...

Thanks for the ideas!

Unknown said...

We just did this for our RS bday bash and the sisters loved it. I wrote about it on my blog if anyone would like to see how I decided to execute it.

I referenced and linked to your blog. I hope that's kosher.

W/a Smile, Tiana

Pam said...

Thanks Tiana - I like your blog. Sounds like your event went great and I'm glad that you referenced my blog. I'll put a link on my blog post too so people can see how you executed the activity :) -Pam

Unknown said...

These questions are so great! Thank you for sharing!!

Alexis Tanner Lane said...

Thanks so much for sharing these questions! We're doing this tonight and these will be perfect.