I’m always looking for fun games to play in the classroom. Students love it and when done right it is a fantastic way to get the kids up and out of their seats and learning the language in a fun way. I have struggled though with finding enough games so I can play with them frequently enough without them getting bored of the same old thing. I recently started watching Ellen! Did you know she plays a game with her guests and/or audience pretty much every episode?! So many great games to choose from that can be adapted for the language class!
Hear are a few that I found to be great for the classroom
1. Heads Up! (this is an app but you can always make your own cards and have students play in groups – there is a Spanish version and one with just pictures too!)
2. 5 second rule – have students name 3 things in different categories in under 5 seconds. I already started my list and have 8grado_Endofyear_5secondrule already!
3. 60 seconds – Students answer as many questions as possible in 60 seconds. Student with most questions answered at the end wins.
You can find more examples of her games http://www.ellentv.com/tags/Games/
What games do you play in class!?