One person goes somewhere out of sight of the rest of the class.
Everyone else describes her/him on paper. The person is called back
and the other pupils' descriptions are compared with the real person.
Divide into groups and work together to write a description of
the facial features of one person in your group as if she/he were
a missing person.
When this is completed, each group in turn should read out their
description while another group draws a picture of the person being
described on the board or on a sheet of paper. Can the rest of the
class identify who the missing person is?
Voices - The class should be divided into two
Group A should stand facing the wall.
Group B should change their positions in the classroom.
An individual member of group B should greet a
member of group A by name The group A
person who is named should try to identify the person who greeted
her/him. This can be done as many times as necessary to see how
easy/difficult it is to recognise people by their voices. Some people
could try to disguise their voices.
Were the voices recognised whether disguised or not? How? Why?
Discover together what you have to do to disguise your voice. This
will give you some ideas what makes each voice unique.
There is a worksheet which looks at how cartoons are drawn and
how they exaggerate people's distinctive features. How much more
interesting life is because everyone looks different.