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I Have, Who Has Cards

"I Have Who Has" is a fun "round robin" game used to teach vocabulary, concepts, and early reading.It can be adapted in many ways and for all ages. 

How to Play:

Hand each child a card. I try to have 1 card per child. If there are too many cards, I may include adults or have some students have 2 cards. If there are too few, I have students share a card.

One child reads their card and everyone listens, checking to see if they have the next card. For example, a child reads, "I have horse, who has bird?". The child with a bird on their card reads their card aloud, "I have bird, who has frog?". The game continues until the first person's picture is called.

Playing the Game:

I usually introduce the game using student photos. My students love seeing themselves, they can "read" their name and picture, and they get an idea of how the game works.

LessonPix offers an option in the materials wizard of "Automatic" (Cycle Through) or "Manual" (Prev. Page). Automatic means that the pictures you choose will show on two cards - "Who has (picture)" and "I have (same picture)". Manual means that each picture will show once in the order of your tray. You would need to manually match which pictures correspond and go next to each other for the game to work. Here are examples of each. 

Automatic: 

  • Very simple - "I have Tommy, who has Jane?"  Just read card: Great for simple vocabulary terms 
  • Scavenger Hunt Objects - "I have a pencil, Who has a ruler?". Students find their object. When everyone returns to the gathering area, they read their cared and show their corresponding object.
  • Scavenger Hunt Clue - "I have red and I found a red ball, who has blue?" Students find something that matches their clue. This works great for attributes such as colors, shapes, sizes, etc.  

Manual:

  • Beginning Letter - (first student) "I have Lion, who has M word?", (next student) "I have monkey, who has G word?", etc.
  • Corresponding - (first student) "I have New York, who has Atlanta?", (next student) "I have Georgia, who has G Sacramento?"
  • Math Facts - (first student) "I have 6, who has 2+2?", (next student) "I have 4, who has 3+2?"
  • Literature - (first student) "I have Bricks, who has first Little Pig?", (next student) "I have Straw, who has the wolf?"
  • Weather - (first student) "I have raincoat, who has something to keep your hands warm?", (next student) "I have mittens, who has something to wear swimming?"

LessonPix Styles

Lessonpix has different styles to choose when creating the cards. The following are 3 styles as well as different variations to the game. (Free Samples)

Here is a Free Sample of the Sand Style. This game is designed as a scavenger hunt - finding objects. Students find school supplies in the classroom. I chose the school supplies pictures and chose "automatic". LessonPix wizard automatically made the cards with the last picture on the first card.

Here is a free sample of the owl style cards. Although it is very cute, it is a busy style and may not be the best for young children. This game is also designed as a scavenger hunt. Students take time first to locate an item that matches their shape for the game. Again -  I choose the shapes and chose "automatic". LessonPix wizard automatically made the cards with the last picture on the first card.

Here is a free sample of plain strip cards. These are the simplest and easiest to read left to right for the students. Not as cute, but they do use less ink and less paper. This game is designed for students to listen for the letter called that matches their picture. A child may say "...who has H?", and all of the students look at their card to see if they have a picture beginning with H. The child with a "hat" reads their card.

In this example, I selected the pictures and corresponding letters. For the options, I chose "manual". This meant I had to make sure the pictures I selected were paired next to each other, and I began with the last picture.