Who am I is a great ice breaking activity for kids. It helps children explore their creativity as well as provides a fun platform for the kids to introduce themselves.
Equipment: A sound recorder
Group Size: 5-15 (The more the merrier)
Time: 5-10 minutes
Effective Age Group: 4 and above
How to play Who am I?
- The facilitator of the game takes kids one by one to a separate room where they can not be overheard. S/he then asks the kids to describe themselves in 4 or 5 sentences.
- The description should not include the names and should end with the kid questioning his/her identity.
For example: The kid goes like, Hello, I have a blonde hair, I like chocolates, My father works at rubber factory, I am wearing grey socks, who am I?
- After the facilitator is done recording the kids, s/he asks all the kids to stay together in a circle.
- The facilitator now plays the clip one by one and the kids should guess who the person is.
- Award a point for each correct guess and the player with maximum number of points wins the game.
- Since kids are pretty sharp with voice recognition, ask the kids to change their voice while the recording is being done.
- Ask kids to include their lesser known details. Like, Hi I have a pet dog name Boxer
- It helps to bring the introvert kids out of their shells.
- The kids can know a great deal about each other through the recorded sentences.
- It also helps bolstering the power of observation and deductive reasoning in kids.