In late October/ November we start playing one of my favorite games in Kindergarten, Guess Who?
We play it as a class game.
The kids love the game because it is me against the class. I have six games for six tables. I try to buy most of games at Good Will or second hand stores.
One year, parents’ bought a set of Guess Who? games as a classroom Christmas gift.
It was great to have more than one version of the game.
Why is it a great game for the Classroom and Home?
1. The kids must Look for details in each picture card.
2. They learn and Understand what is a “Question”.
2. They Form a Sentence to ask a Question.
3. The kids must use Good Listening Skills to hear what others are asking.
How to Play “Guess Who?” as a Class Game
1. All Guess Who games must be the same.
2.The kids take out the 24 mystery face cards and lay them face up on the 6 tables. (One time I used the game board racks and small pictures, that drove me CRAZY. They kept falling out. I even hot glued them, and then the little tray frames on the racks broke!) Now I use the big cards in each game per table. I keep the small cards.
3. The cards are laid face up on each table so everyone at the table can see them.
4. Teacher chooses one of the small cards as the mystery person and hides it from the kids.
It’s time to solve the mystery.
5. I ask one person at each table to ask me a question. Once all tables have had a turn to ask a question, then we go to Round 2 where a second child can ask a question.
Example: Does your person have yellow hair? I answer, no my person does not have yellow hair. The kiddos now turn all yellow haired people upside down.
4. So there is no fighting or arguing, I mark a kiddo’s finger nail red,blue orange, green with washable markers at a table. Now I say, red kids turn over the yellow haired cards and I keep alternating finger nail colors to turn over cards.
5. The game continues like this, until most tables have only one card up.
I give the tables a point for winning the game. We play several rounds throughout a period of time. The kids love “Guess Who?”
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