I like to print it out and cut them up into neat little squares or rectangles, since that will be easier to handle and read for the students.
Put all of these Name Scraps onto the floor, and introduce your vocabulary or grammar structures for the day. I’ll often have something simple like a ‘Wh’ question that students have to ask one another, or something related to a recent holiday.
Students will stand up one at a time and take a Name Scrap. They then have to ask that person a question. When they’re finished, the person that got asked the question has to take a Name Scrap, and the process repeats until everyone has gone.
To make it more fun, especially for younger learners, I cut the Name Scraps up into weird shapes. For higher levels I’ve been known to have students tell a short story about the person they selected, even if it’s a bit fanciful. After all, the sillier it is, the more fun it will be.
Name Scraps is a great way to get a class warmed-up when they haven’t’ seen you in a week, or spoken any real English other than classroom drills.