Donated by Jessica
What do you need?
- Sticky tape (just in case)
How does it work?
- Hand out a post-it to each of the students.
- Tell your students to write the of someone famheous that everyone in the class knows on their post-it; this person can be dead or alive. It is important to keep the name on the post-it secret!
- Stick the post-it on the back of the person sitting next to you (this is where sticky tape can be handy!)
Split the class small into pairs; each person must find out who they are by asking questions. Here are some examples:
- Am I dead or alive?
- Am I male or female?
- Where do I live?
- What do I do?
The only question your students are not allowed to ask is, of course, ‘what is my name?’! Once each person from the pair has found out their name, they can swap post-its with another person. A simpler version of this game is adaptable for younger children, using animals instead of famous people.
What else do I need to know?
You can also do this game is groups. Make sure the group of students is not too big. Groups bigger than 15 can better be divided into smaller groups. This way the kids don't have to wait an eternity on their turn. You can let them stick the post-its on their forehead so it is easier to see which person they are.
What's the point of this activity?
You can give this game an educational aspect by asking the young students to use names of historical persons, local heros or famous international icons like Nelson Mandela if they are old enough to know these.