Under 10 minutes
To develop verbal communication, strategic thinking, and creative thinking
Before You Start
- You will need small pieces of paper for every player, pen, and tape (optional).
- Review with players how to frame “yes or no” questions.
- Give players ideas for clue-finding questions, such as the animal’s environment/habitat, physical traits, etc.
Write the names of several different animals on the small sheets of paper.
How to Play
- Stick an animal to the forehead of one player, not allowing him/her to see what’s written.
- The player then asks yes or no questions to try and guess the animal that’s been assigned, such as “Am I big?”, “Do I have scales?”, “Am I a mammal?“
- This player continues until they answer correctly, then pick a new person to go.
- Play in small groups or pairs.
- Pass the animal card to all players except for one instead of sticking the name to the player’s forehead.
- The the opposite way. One person gets to look at the card, while everyone else asks yes or no questions, trying to determine what’s on the card.
- Write cards with a different theme, such as Presidents of the United States or sports.