Download game font HERE
Visually appealing, clear instructions on how to play
Card template is also included in the file (or you can use your own)
Play as a listening/speaking or a listening/reading game - templates for both versions included in the PowerPoint
How to Play
Each student gets a card with an image on it.
Then, the students sit in a circle with one student standing in the middle.
The students sitting ask the the student standing a question.
The student standing answers the question with any of the responses pictured on the cards.
If a sitting students hears the answer that matches their card, they have to stand up and find a new place to sit.
The student standing in the middle tries to find a seat too.
The student who doesn't get a seat is the new person standing in the middle and the game continues.
However, if the student standing is the middle says, "fruit salad," all students must stand up and find new seats.
Extra notes on how to play and edit the PowerPoint are included in "Notes" section
The instructions above are for the speaking version of this game. To play as a reading game, replace the images on the cards with words/sentences instead. The PowerPoint template also includes slides for this version.
You can divide students into multiple circles if you have a larger class.
If you have no key expression question, omit this part of the instructions and only have the person in the middle say a word/sentence.
Feel free to use any expression you wish in place of "fruit salad" if one fits your target words/expressions better.
(based on experiences from me and other teachers)
Time: ~15min; Students: 10-20; Skill Focus: Speaking; Finished: Yes (Played with grades 3rd-6th with varying class sizes - think the game is a lot more fun for bigger classes. Game run time is ~15min, but explaining, doing practice rounds, and setting up the chairs adds ~3-5min minutes)
Time: ~10-15min; Students: 28; Skill Focus: Speaking; Finished: Yes (used with middle school students - played around 10/15 minutes at the end of class, but up to the teacher how long you want to play)
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