"Stump your Relative" Game
for family members and friends at least one generation apart
- To help young people and older
adults get to know more about the life experiences of people in other age
- To stimulate dialogue about
intergenerational similarities and differences.
- Pair up with one or more family
members or friends who are from other generations.
- Have each participant gathers a
few items that people in their generation tend to know a lot about. For
example, a child might select a "finger bike" and an older adult might select a
"fountain pen". (Items can also be selected from the TRIAL intergenerational
- For each item, let
relatives/friends guess what it is. (Give hints if needed.)
- Once relatives/friends guess what
the item is (or give up guessing), provide additional information about how the
item is used.
Examples of "stump your relative"