Friday, July 21

“Responsibility to yourself means … learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts.”
— Adrienne Rich, poet, essayist, feminist

Today’s Excerpt:

Play a game that makes critical thinking fun. In this game, you’ll need at least three participants: A seeker, a truth-teller, and an imposter.

Note: For littles, you might consider having the truth-teller and imposter be stuffed animals voiced by you, just to solidify that the experience is a game and not you being untrustworthy.

  1. Choose an object that you’ll hide somewhere nearby.
  2. Invite the seeker to leave the room or cover their eyes while the other people hide the object.
  3. When everyone is ready, the truth-teller gives clues to lead the seeker to the object, without revealing the location directly (“you’re getting warmer” or “it’s on the left side of the room”), while the imposter tries to lead the seeker away from the object by giving fake but convincing clues.

Repeat the game a few times, giving everyone the chance to play different roles.


  • How did you figure out who was the truth-teller and who was the imposter? (Trial and error, reading body language, etc.)

Throughout life we hear different opinions and have to learn through logic and experience to learn what is true and what is false.


Critical Thinking