Miss Melisa and I are all about trying new things. We will also try to use an idea and elevate it to make it unique. While researching ideas for a Black History Month-themed craft or activity, we noticed there were a lot of activities that have been done many times before. We also found in our research that the inspiration for many crafts and activities were people whose stories were well-known, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. All of a sudden, Miss Melisa said, “We should make a Guess Who? game!” I loved this idea and knew immediately that we should center the game around the sheroes and heroes that The Third Institute featured in their monthly Roots videos.
Using the original Guess Who? board game and a template that we found online from Etsy, we found it was fairly easy to customize the game. We provided the face cards and mystery cards, so all that is left to do is cut the cards out and insert them into the gameboard. The challenge would be playing the game, especially if you don’t know much about the people.
We decided to create a helpful guide that includes a brief introduction to each shero and hero. Thanks to the Roots videos and several great books in the library’s collection, we learned so much about these amazing people. Learn more about them by watching Roots on YouTube and checking out these great books!