This activity encourages conversation between mentor and mentee.
What you need: pick a card handouts, scissors
Before you play: Print out the pick a card handouts and cut out each question square, stacking them like a deck of cards.
How to play: Place the deck between you and your mentee, take turns picking a card, reading it aloud and answering the question. Some of these questions are for older mentees. Feel free to take out questions you feel may not be age appropriate and add questions from the additional 80 questions handout if you like.
Pick A Card Handout
Which classmate would be the best to lead us through a zombie apocalypse? Why?
How can you tell when someone your age is feeling insecure? Are most people more insecure or anxious than they let on?
If the internet were to crash forever, what would the benefits be for you? The drawbacks?
What three features should your future house have? Why?
If you starred in a TV show about your life, what would it be called? What genre would it be? (comedy, drama, thriller, reality, romance, action-adventure, superhero, soap opera, game show, etc.)
Is your ethnicity an important part of your identity? How so?
You get to take one book, one food item, and one famous person (living or dead) to a deserted island. What and who do you take? Why?
What do the five friends you hang out with most have in common? How are you most like them? How are you different from them?
If a wizard could tell you anything about your future, what would you most like to know?
You wake up tomorrow with a silly superpower that makes you famous. What is that power? How does it lead to your becoming famous?
What are examples of things you want versus things you need?
Describe a scary situation that you’ve experienced.
You are hired as a consultant to determine how best to use $20 billion to save the world. What’s your plan?
Would you rather be very beautiful or very smart? Explain.
You can save one object before your house burns down. What is it? What makes that object important to you?
How much control over your life do you have? What makes you say that?
Describe your ideal life 15 years from now. What is something you can do every day to reach that goal?
What would your friends say is your most lovable quality? Describe that quality.
What is something scary that you would like to try? What makes it scary for you? How might you overcome that fear?
What are three of your most profound learning experiences? Where and when did they occur?
Would you rather be loved or respected? Because?
Does social media represent individuals authentically? Explain with examples.
What’s the most beautiful person, place, or thing you’ve ever seen? Share what makes that person, place, or thing so special.
Which is better, giant muscles or incredible speed? Why?