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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Family Guess Who?

Friday's Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

If you've been visiting The Grand Connection for a while, you probably know that I love the magazine Family Fun; it's filled with so many great ideas!
This month's issue is no exception; it has a creative tip that Rebecca Beachy shared. Since Rebecca does not live near her family, she has turned an old Guess Who? game a into a Family Guess Who? game.

In the original Guess Who? game, the board is made of cards that flip up to reveal the faces of different people. The object is to "guess" the identity of an opponent's "Mystery Person." Players ask questions to deduce the identity.

For example, if Susie asks Billy, "Does your person have glasses?" and his answer is "No," then Susie would turn down all of the cards of people wearing glasses. As you can tell, this is a really easy game and Pops' and my grandkids love it. The manufacturer recommends Guess Who? for ages 6-12, but two of my grandkids taught me how to play when they were just 3 and 5.

For Rebecca's Family Guess Who? game, she cropped and printed pictures of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, ... and taped them over the pictures that came with the game. Isn't that creative?

I did something similar to this once and printed off two duplicate stacks of photos of relatives. Then I laminated the pictures and mailed them to long-distance grands, explaining that it was a matching game. On the back of each photo I shared not only the name, but also something about the relative shown.
Hope that you have a great weekend! I may try to make a few garage sales and see if there are any old Guess Who? games out their just begging to be turned into Family Guess Who?

One final note ... the October, November, December issue of Encouraging Women with Hearts for Their Homes is now online. You may want to check it out.

Have a great weekend,

P.S. How do you help your grands get to know relatives they seldom see?

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TNT said...

What a fun way to pass along family heritage stories that are worth passing through the generations! Love what you do for us...thanks for another idea to be a good grandparent!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

TNT, you are so kind to leave a comment. Sure appreciate you and how you have shared some of your great ideas with The Grand Connection! - Mary