LET'S PLAY! Game Ideas & Videos for Playing with Pronouns
Game Idea #4 in the Card Deck
- Try this as a Memory Game for 2 or more players.
- Lay out all 52 GREEN cards with pronoun side face up (kids & letters face down).
- Lay in rows of 8-9 cards (if you have the Playmat, use the blank circles on the back to layout in rows).
- Take turns turning over any two cards. If the two cards have matching letters, keep them and take another turn. If they don't match, turn them back over. Try to remember who was on each card and where they were and also pay attention to what cards other players choose.
- The game is over when all the cards have been matched. The player with the most matches wins. (note: for younger players you can play with just part of the alphabet)
Can You Find Me?
Game Idea #6 in the Card Deck
- For more advanced game, try playing competitively.
- One player has lowercase cards, other has uppercase cards.
- Each lays in rows in front of themselves with pronoun side face down (kids & letters face up). Players could lay out all 26 cards each or use a smaller amount depending on how hard you want the game to be.
- Without telling other player or pointing at the card, each chooses a Pronoun Kid from the other's set for that player to find. If necessary, right down the Pronoun Kid's name and hide it until play is complete so you don't forget (no changing mid game!).
- Then, similar to the original game, use the sorting cards to ask each other questions to see who can find the correct Pronoun Kid first.
Spelling games, Writing stories about a Pronoun Kid,
Playing in teams or timed Sorting/Matching, and so much more....
Expand characters in other games and books in order to create reflection and provide trans and nonbinary inclusion.
Playing with Pronouns in children's media offers an opportunity to create new inclusive stories.
Making the Invisible Visible!
Playing with Pronouns in Children's Books
(Originally part of a Facebook Live event)