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Connect Four

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Game Features

  • Imagery and gameplay based on the actual Connect 4 game

  • Easily correct mistakes or reset the board

  • Minimal prep work and simple game mechanics

  • Play as a reading or speaking game

How to Play

  • Split your class into 2 teams: Yellow and Red.

  • To drop their colored puck in a slot, a student/team says the target vocabulary or expression in the white box of row they choose.

  • The teacher then clicks the team’s corresponding button above the white box to drop their puck.

  • Then, it’s the other team’s turn.

  • Teams keep taking turns until one team gets four pucks of the same color in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. That team wins the game.

  • Further instructions on how to play and edit the game can be found in the notes section of each slide.


  • To play as a speaking game, use images in the boxes. To play as a reading game, use letters/words/sentences in the boxes.

  • If using as a warm-up activity, I usually just play one round. If I’m trying to take up more time, I count each win as a point, and the team with the most points when time is up wins the whole game.


(NOTE: The runtime for this game can VARY depending on how many rounds you play and how long it takes a team to get four in a row.)

STUDENTS: 1     TIME: 5min     SKILL FOCUS: Speaking     FINISHED GAME?: Yes

STUDENTS: 5     TIME: 20min     SKILL FOCUS: Speaking     FINISHED GAME?: Yes

  • I played this with my 4th grade english club students and they loved it. it took them a while to realise that this wasnt only a game of english skill but also a game of strategy. the kids who though would win would always get caught out in the last round. it was fun to watch.

STUDENTS: 8     TIME: 15-20min     SKILL FOCUS: Speaking     FINISHED GAME?: Yes

  • Played this game with my 5th graders (5 students) and 6th graders (8 students). The 5th graders seemed to have more fun and were able to get in a couple of rounds. The 6th graders were more strategic and therefore a bit slower to answer and maybe didn't have quite as much fun. If I play again with the 6th graders I might have to implement a timer. The 5th graders played with "Where are you from" and photos of flags in the bottom, they had to respond with "I am from _____." While the 6th graders played with "What grade are you in?" and "I am in the _____ grade." Overall they seemed to enjoy the game!

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