Grades K-2

Hey, Me Too!

Play a game with students to help them share fun facts about themselves and explore their similarities.

Activity Partner
Total time estimate:
15-20 minutes
Activity Objectives
  • Students will play a game to share fun facts about themselves and identify similarities with each other
  • Using these similarities, students will build trust with peers different from themselves

This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills.


Engage students in a conversation about how finding things in common with each other can help build trust and understanding. You might ask: 

  • Think about a friend that you have. How did you become friends?
  • What are some things that you both like, or enjoy doing together?
  • How do you feel when you think about your similarities? Do they help you feel closer to your friend?

Invite students to play a game, during which they take turns sharing facts about themselves, such as their favorite:  

  • Hobby 
  • TV show 
  • Animal 
  • School subject 
  • Game 
  • Food
  • Color 
  • Vacation spot 

If any other students share the same fact, they should call out, “Hey, me too!” or use the "me too" hand signal. Students can then pick one of them to lead the next round. 

Note: This game can take place within your class or during a live virtual exchange with your Empatico partner class.


Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions:

  • What did you learn about your classmates? 
  • What was something that you shared in common with another person? How did you feel when you discovered this similarity? 
  • How can recognizing our similarities help us build new friendships?
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