Materials needed: paper cut into pieces, tape
You’ll probably want to model this one first with a student volunteer.
Give students the pieces of paper and tell them to write a famous person’s name on it. A person that they think everyone will know. (i.e. the President of their country or the President of America, a famous movie star or singer, a historical figure like Ghengis Kahn)
Collect the pieces of paper and look over them to make sure they have people on them that everyone will know.
Have the students come up one by one and tape a piece of paper with a famous person’s name on their back. Don’t let the students see who their person is. Do this with all the students.
Now have the students mingle and look at each other names. The students then ask questions about themselves. (i.e. Am I alive or dead? Am I from this country? Am I a boy or girl?) The students are NOT allowed to ask their name. They have to guess who they are.
Students keep asking questions and guessing. You can tailor it to suit your class with rules. (you must ask three questions before guessing) You can also do it in pairs or groups.