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Seashore Shuffle

No separate online/Zoom version - use game as is for online classes

Download game font HERE

Having trouble downloading the PowerPoint version or editing the Google Slides version? CLICK HERE

(you do not need to request access to the file)

Game Features

  • Play as a writing, reading, or speaking game (details in the “Variations” section)

  • Fun, island-themed graphics and sound effects

  • Includes three levels of difficulty with different point awards associated with each

  • Printable writing and score sheets included in game file

How to Play

  • Students play this game individually.

  • In each round, a pearl goes in a coconut.

  • The students watch that coconut carefully as the three coconuts will then shuffle.

  • Once the coconuts have stopped shuffling, students guess where the pearl now is by a writing the word/sentence on the sign under the coconut of their choosing.

  • When all students have finished writing or the music has stopped, the teacher reveals where the pearl is.

  • If a student was correct, they get points based on the color of the pearl (white = 1 point, pink = 3 points, yellow = 5 points).

  • The student with the most points at the end of the game wins!

  • Additional notes of how to play and edit the game can be found in the "notes" sections of the PowerPoint.


  • This game can be played in pairs or groups as well. I usually give each pair/group a mini whiteboard to write their answers on. They can keep track of their own points on their whiteboard too.

  • The instructions above are for the writing version of this game. I have also played this game to practice speakingand reading as well. For the reading variation, after the coconuts shuffle, go through each coconut one by one. As you go through each coconut, have the students who think that coconut has the pearl stand up and read the word/sentence on the sign under the coconut together. For the speaking variation, it’s played the same as the reading variation except you put pictures instead of words on the three signs. Finally, when using either of these variations, delete the timer music on the game slides (more details in the “Notes” sections of the slides).


No runtime information has been submitted yet for this number of students. If you have used it with your students and would like to share how long it took to play, please fill out the form on the last tab. It would be very much appreciated and would be a big help to other teachers like you! 

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