And, I hope there weren't any mistakes on the cards because I was sort of in a rush to get them made.I thought I would have plenty of time to get them typed and printed before school started, but I didn't account for kids coming in to get help on making up their quizzes!I set up a card making station with dollar store supplies: cardstock, glue, glitter, googly eyes, and recycled books.I had planned to play Telephone Pictionary or Mind Readers (instructions on this post) after the matches, in case some people didn’t want to make Valentines cards. My goal was achieved: everyone made new friends and had a lot of fun.(This is also the reason why I don't have any pictures of my students in action.) You'll just have to settle for pics of the cards.
If you have any questions about how I ran Friend Speed Dating I would be happy to help! Looking for fun ways to engage 20/30s at your library?That’s why arrows are necessary: to show people which seat to move to next.Here’s an animation by Danny Fast to help visualise the movement: Having an Odd Number of Attendees: You can prepare for an odd number in three ways: a) step in as a participant yourself to make it even, b) set up one spot with snacks and books or a continuing story or crafts instead, or c) create one trio match station.Noise: 30 new adults having exciting, nervous, get-to-know-you conversations is LOUD.For this reason I would advise leaving some room between the tables.In the few minutes you spend with the other person, you want to find something out about them and you want to trade information in case you decide to pursue things further in the future. Each partner should hold up their card for the other person to see. After both cards have been answered and discussed, the partners should trade cards. ) Or, you might end up like me and have to participate yourself.