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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.

Variations

  • 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.

Runtime

(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.

Questions & Feedback

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