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: 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.