Whose Is It?

A fun board game where students practice all the possessives in groups or pairs.

Submitted by Englipedia Archive

November 11, 2019

Inspired: Whose is it? - board game

Estimated time: 10-15 min

Archived from Englipedia.
Originally submitted by Ashley Alexander on Dec 09, 2011.

Detailed Explanation:

  • Put the students in groups of 3 or pairs.
  • The students janken to find out who will move first. Depending on how they win they move ahead a certain number of spaces which is written at the top of the sheet. The winner asks, "Whose (object) is this?" while pointing to the object they landed on. The other student looks at the pronoun and forms the sentences "It's (possessive)(object). It's (possessive)." So, looking at pizza (they) it looks something like this: "Whose pizza is this?" "It's their pizza. It's theirs."
  • The losing student(s) then get a chance to catch up. They may move one space and if they form a sentence using the object on that space they can stay there. This gives even janken losers like me the chance to catch up.
  • They continue until someone reaches the finish line.


  • If you have a smaller class, have them write their favorite sentences on the board and then use Chinese whispers to add additional listening practice.

Teaching Suggestions:

  • Doing a model with the teacher gets the students learning more quickly.
  • Naturally, if you haven't gone over ALL of the pronouns yet this activity will need to be altered.
  1. ZoeDeborah June 29, 2021

    Great game!

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