This is a spin-off of the game “20 Questions.” All you need to do is choose a graphic (there are over 100 included to choose from OR take a photo of your own) and “hide” it in the brown paper bag.
Some areas of speech-language include: categorization, expressive language for describing, question formulation skills, reasoning skills, vocabulary-same/different, auditory memory skills-making mental pictures.
Two ways you can use this app:
- Hide the item and have the child ask the questions to identify characteristics of the item or the name of the item. You can use visuals with sample questions written out (e.g., Is it a food?” “Does it fly?” etc.). You can also use a clue sheet that lists attributes (e.g., hard, soft, tall, short, round, square, noisy, quiet, cold, hot, etc.).
- Hide the item and you give the clues to describe it. Example: “ It’s a food, that is served at breakfast, round with syrup.” Give one clue at a time if the child can make guesses based on the limited information.
- After the child is familiar with how to play the game, you can reverse roles and have them hide the object.
- It is always good to review the facts after you have gathered a few. For example: “So far, we know it is a vehicle, that has an engine and wings.” etc.
- By using your own photos, this app can also be used to help children learn family members and other information. Example: “Guess who we are going to see this weekend?...She is a girl, she is 12 years old, she has blonde hair and green eyes, she likes to play soccer… Yes, Cousin Emily!” OR another example: “We are going on a special vacation this summer. Would you like to guess?... We are going on an airplane, we will stay at a hotel, it will be hot, we will go to a state called Florida, we might see Mickey Mouse”…Yes, we are going to Disney World in Orlando Florida!
- You can also use this app during long car rides, waiting at a restaurant or doctor’s office, etc.
Bag Game is marketed by All4mychild and is available in the iTunes App Store for $1.99