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Materials
Arrange a deck of playing cards with the four aces on top, followed by the four 2’s, then the four 3’s, and so on.

Activity
At the start of the meeting, count the number of youth and remove that many cards from the top of the deck. Shuffle these cards and give a card to each participant. (If people come in late, give each of them a card from the top of the left-over cards in the deck.)

Ask the youth to show their cards to each other and explain that these cards are their ID cards.
• When you want youth to pair up, ask them to find someone with a card of the same value and the same color (example: 3D and 3H).
• To form groups of four, ask the participants to find others with cards of the same value (example: 5C, 5S, 5D,and 5H).
• To divide the youth into four teams, ask them to find others with cards of the same suit. (hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs).
• For two teams ask them to divide into red/ black or odds/evens
• Instead of asking for volunteers, randomly call out the name of a card (example: “Seven of Diamonds!”) and ask this person to do whatever you would have asked the volunteer to do.

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