Friday, December 7, 2012
Who Am I ?? - Game
Activity Level LOW
Age levels ANY
Supplies MARKER, PAPER, TAPE OR NAME TAGS
Instructions: Before the participants arrive make up name tags with names of famous people George Washington, Tom Hanks, Joe Gibbs, etc.. You will need one name tag per participant, but having a few extras is always a good idea. Put the name tags on the participants’ backs and explain the following: the object of the game is to guess who you are the name on the name tag on your back. You do this by walking around and asking people Yes or No questions about your person until you guess who you are. After you guess your person, you can remove your name tag but continue walking around and answering questions for others.
Leader’s Hints: You can purchase a set of name tags, or you can just buy a thick roll of masking tape and write the names right on the tape. You can easily make this game fit any theme by using only names that would apply to the theme. For example, famous people from the Bible John, Esther, Mary, mother of Jesus, Lazarus. Another variation of the game is to use stereotypes instead of people. For example, the “names” could be star quarter back, nerd, frat boy, homeless person, a person with downs syndrome, etc. You can have the participants either ask Yes or No questions or have them treated as their stereotype suggests be in awe of the star quarterback, joke on the nerd. This variation needs to be followed up or used as a lead in to a discussion on prejudices and stereotyping.