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April 2019

Who Am I

By Neal Bowes

This is a classic ice breaker that helps get students engaged in investigation-style questions with each other. In this game players need to guess the identity of the well-known person assigned to them. In advance of your session, prepare index cards with names written on them (suggestions below) or post its. If you have extra prep time, you could add a picture of the person clipped from a magazine or printed from a website.

Begin by taping a card on everyone’s back. They all move around the room asking each other yes or no questions about their person. “Am I fictional?” “Do I play sports?” “Have I been in a movie?” The game continues until everybody identifies their assigned person. Here are some suggestions:

  • Queen Elizabeth
  • LeBron James
  • Big Bird
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Batman
  • Tiger Woods
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Scooby Doo
  • Taylor Swift
  • Simon Cowell
  • Drake
  • Tom Brady
Neal has had the privilege of being in ministry with the youth at Jesse Lee for the last 15 years. He also works through the New York Annual Conference to train and support volunteer youth workers in local churches. He loves speaking at youth gatherings--group retreats or conference-wide events. www.NealBowes.com