Who Am I?
Skill: asking and answering personal
Group Size: 4 to 30
Prep Time: ~1 hour
Playing Time: 5-20 minutes
Interest Level: ages 4 to adult
Ability Level: upper beginning to intermediate
Paste pictures of popular characters on 4 x 6 or larger cardstock. With very
young children, you may want to use cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse,
Minnie Mouse, Simba, Nola, Snow White, Donald Duck, and so forth. With older
students, you may choose to use well-known athletes, political leaders, actors
and actresses, musicians, and so forth.
Call one student away from group. Show the student a card. (Make sure that the student recognizes the individual on the card.) The student then stands in front of the class and his or her classmates ask questions in order to guess who the student is. Students may ask questions such as . . .
- Are you male or female?
- Are you a real person?
- Are you a child or an adult?
- How old are you?
- Do you like sports?
- How often are you on television?
- Where do you live?
- How much money do you make?
- Who likes you more, children or adults?
When a student correctly guesses who the student is, he or she becomes the next mystery person.
Suggestion: Collect pictures from magazines and newspapers or print from internet (especially if you have access to a color printer).
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- Ask each student to bring a picture of him or herself to class. Make cards for each class using photographs of students in that class.
- Watch selections from a video. Create cards using characters seen in the video.
- Instead of using pictures, write out names for students who can read reasonably well.
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