Donated by Lisa
What do you need?
- Big paper/chalk board
- Directions, when you prefer to have pre-prepared directions
How does it work?
Everyone loves competitive games. This type of game can involve running and writing the answer on the board, throwing balls, or the quieter tabletop version of simply holding up the correct answer. Don’t forget: adults can be just as competitive as children, so introduce these games to all age ranges. They take little preparation and can be used as a starter or a main activity in your lesson. This version tests listening skills and comprehension of directions, but can equally be used for numbers, items of clothing, or even animals.
1. Go over directions (turn right, turn left, go round the corner, take the second right etc)
2. Split class into 2 or 3 teams, line each team up in front of board
3. Shout out a direction; the first student from each team must then run to the board and draw the corresponding direction. The first person to draw the correct direction wins a point.
What else do I need to know?
If you prefer, you can have the directions pre-prepared so the student selects the correct direction and pins it to the board, but we find that students gain more from the process of drawing out the direction.
What is the purpose of this activity?
With this game, memory, working in teams and being competitive will be trained. Of course it is also a great way to spend time together and to enjoy.