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Guess Who Patrizio Cuscito

Encourage children to listen to the clues to find out which famous star they are. 

 Materials Needed:

  • A4 piece of paper cut into horizontal strips (big enough for writing on).
  • A pen/pencil.
  • Sticky tape or masking tape.

What to do:

  • Before you begin the game, write the names of several famous people on slips of paper.
  • Choose two children, have them sit on a chair and stick a famous name on each of their backs (or) on the back of their chair. Each child has to try to discover which famous person they are by asking questions such as – “Am I a female?”, “Do I star in movies?”, and “Am I Australian?” and so on.
  • They can only receive YES or NO answers. If a child asking a question receives a YES answer, their turn continues. However, if a child receives a NO answer, they miss a turn.
  • At the end of the game, the player who discovered the identity of the famous person first is the winner.

Hints and Tips:

  • Try these variations of this game – “Jungle Animals”, “Zoo Animals”, “Friends I know” etc. When playing using the “Animal” theme same rules apply. The only difference is each child will be asking questions such as “Am I a carnivore?”, “Do I run very fast?”, “Do I have black spots?” etc. When using “Friends I Know”, the child describes one of their friends to try and guess who they are. For example, “Are we in the same class?”, “Do they sit next to me?” “Do they have an older sister”, “Do they live down the road from me?” etc.
  • Instead of writing names of people/animals etc. you could use images. Just cut some images of famous people (or) animals out from magazines and stick them on the back of each child (or) on the back of the chair.
  • If playing with a large group of children, split them up into two or three teams. The team has to collectively decide who they are. Each team can answer YES or NO answers to opposing team questions and vice-versa.


Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 8 year+
  • Number of Children: Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Makes few grammatical errors while speaking.
    - Uses simple comprehension in social environments.
    - Knows object properties.
    - Has organized continuous memory.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Dramatic Play
  • Interest Areas: Home Corner
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Family Games, Party Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO2 - Children Are Connected With And Contribute To Their World

    2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving inquiry experimentation hypothesising researching and investigating

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

Created On January 1, 2015 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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