To increase the comfort level of the group.
4 or more
Small baton-like item
Ask for four volunteers to come to the front of the room and give one of them a baton-like item (a paper towel roll will work). Select a category such as: Disney® cartoon characters, breakfast cereals, kinds of candy with chocolate in them, NFL® teams, US states, names of people in this group, books of the Bible, etc. Once the category is given set a timer for about 30 seconds. The person holding the baton must name something in the category and pass the baton to the next person, who must do the same. Players may not name something that has already been said. When the person keeping time yells "stop," the person holding the baton is out and must sit down. Give the group a new category or let them continue with the same one. The last person left wins that round. You may play several rounds with different people.
Have the group members say the words of the pledge of allegiance, a song, cheer, etc. The first person says the first word, the second person says the next word and so on down the line until someone makes a mistake.
(From the book More Team-Building Activities for Every Group)