BANK OF GAMES

Type of Game:
Title of the game

ROLL THE DICE
P-5 Improve and reinforce vocabulary .To have fun. Promote participation. ROLL THE DICE Short sessions 5-10 minute, it depends of the song or activity. DICE, SONGS, PICTURES Can be used with big group activities or small group activities (4-5 students- 1 song).

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials Grouping and interaction

Description

•We need a (big foam) dice and we stick 6 different pictures on it. • Basically it is used to reinforce vocabulary. • Each student roll the dice ( not competition) • When we sing a song we “transform” and change some items “This is the way we…”-actions- and “One little…-animal- jumping on the bed. • Children like to roll the dice, take pot luck and in some way decide that is going to be changed.

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1

Type of Game: Vocabulary game,
Title of the game

RUN TO THE FLASHCARDS
P4-P5 Revise vocabulary. Improve the capacity of observation and memory. Pass. Open. Close ( the box) .Say the name. 5’ Box with flashcards

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials

Grouping and interaction Small group ( 7-10)

Description

Pass over – pass under. Pass a box with flashcards. When music stops they have to open the box and they have to say the name of the flashcard.

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2

Type of Game: Table names ( cards)
Title of the game

MISSING CARD / ODD ONE OUT
P5 Revise vocabulary. Improve the capacity of observation and memory.

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials

5’ flashcards

Grouping and interaction Small group ( 5-10)

Description Show 4-5 flashcards. Turn only 3-4, one is unveiled. Ask children what is the one missing. Variation: Odd one out Show 4-5 flashcards. Turn all the flashcards. Ask children what is the one odd.

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3

Type of Game: Verbal games, movement game
Title of the game

YES OR NO
P5 Review vocabulary. Improve the capacity of observation and memory. Develop the logical thinking and improve concentration. It’s a/an… 5’-10’ Flashcards, tape, yes-no cards

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials

Grouping and interaction 12-14 students

Description

• Stick a line of tape to the floor and divide the room into 2 halves / circles. • One side of the tape is yes and the other is no. • Hold up an object or flashcard and say a word (either the name of the object or another word from the same topic). • If the students think you’ve said the right word, they jump on to the Yes side. If they think you’ve said the wrong word they jump on to the No side.

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4

Type of Game: traditional game
Title of the game

LONDON BRIDGE
P4/P5 Improve and reinforce vocabulary (song) .To have fun. Promote participation.

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials

5’ song

Grouping and interaction 10-12 students

Description

Two students stand one in front the other holding with both hands up. The other students, in a line pass behind their arms. When they listen ( sing)…my fair lady ,the two students put their hands down and catch one of the students.

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5

Type of Game: Verbal game
Title of the game

KIM’S GAME
P4-P5 Improve the capacity of observation and memory. Look I know / I don’t know 5’ A tray, objects or flashcards

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials

Grouping and interaction Small group (6-10 students)

Description Put some objects on a tray (they could be colored crayons if you’re practicing colors or toy animals if you’re practicing animals). Ask the children to look at them and name the objects they can see. Ask a child to cover her/his eyes and ask another child to remove an object from the tray and hide it. The first child opens her/his eyes and guesses the missing object asking Is it …? The rest of the class respond yes, it is or no, it isn’t

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6

Type of Game: Communication, movement and verbal game

Title of the game

SIMON SAYS
(FOLLOW THE LEADER)

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

P4-P5

Actions: put your hand up/down, touch your…,jump, 5’ Flashcards with actions or parts of the body

Timing Materials

Grouping and interaction Small group ( 7-10 students)

Description

The teacher is Simon (P4-P5) and says an action She says : Simon Says, he/she does the action and the children follow imitating. Attention; if the teacher says: jump and not Simon says jump the students are out Variation- other imitation games such as Move as if you were : eagles, dogs, penguins, butterflies,… There is a song ( internet)

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7

Type of Game:
Title of the game

STOP!
P4-P5 Improve body coordination. Review vocabulary You are a/an Verbs: run, jump, walk, hop,… 5’ Flashcards

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials Grouping and interaction

Description Say “Run /jump/ walk/ hop,…” and indicate to the children to run around the room. Call out “Stop!” and indicate to the children to freeze and stand still. any child who moves is out of the game. Is also possible saying names of animals ( pretend they are…lions, monkeys…).

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8

Type of Game: Movement game
Title of the game

HUNGRY CROCODILE
P4-P5 Improve body coordination and concentration abilities. I’m hungry. Run, stop. Change the corner. 5’ Playground, Gym

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials Grouping and interaction

Description Divide the class in four groups and they are in four corners. When the crocodile says : I’m hungry they have to run and change the corner. If the crocodile touches one he/she became a crocodile.

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9

Type of Game:
Title of the game

TOUCH TOUCH…
P4-P5 Review vocabulary Touch Stop 5’

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials

Grouping and interaction Group of 10-12

Description Play some music. Stop the tape and call out “Find a friend and touch…part of body / color /clothes”. Each child finds a partner and they touch their …

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10

Type of Game: circle game
Title of the game

MONKEY, MONKEY
P4-P5

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Sit on the floor. Stand up-sit down. Run-stop. 10’ Monkey, flashcards

Timing Materials

Grouping and interaction Group of 10-12

Description

The class sits in a circle. One child walks round the outside of the circle, touching each child on the shoulder and saying a color /animal /food /clothes… . After a few the child touches another student and says “monkey! monkey!”. That student stands up and chases the first child around the circle and has to try and tap her/him on the shoulder as they run round the circle. The first child tries to sit down in the student’s place before they are tapped on the shoulder.

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11

Type of Game: table game
Title of the game

FAST AS RABBITS

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

P4-P5

Timing Materials

5’ flashcards

Grouping and interaction All class

Description

The teacher puts some flashcards on the board. A pair of students go to the board and look the flashcards The teacher says a name and the students have to touch the picture-flashcard as fast as they can.

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12

Type of Game:
Title of the game

MEMORY
P4-P5

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials flashcads

Grouping and interaction All class. Preferably groups of 12-16.

Description Remember the cards repeated and their position. Put the cards face down and ask (turns to point the two equals.)

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13

Type of Game:
Title of the game

NO-LOSE MUSICAL CHAIRS

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

P4-P5 Review vocabulary

Timing Materials

5’-10’ Chairs, vocabulary

Grouping and interaction 12-14 students

Description

Put as much chair as students. A flashcard in each chair. Every time the music stops the student says the name of the flashcard.

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14

Type of Game: Guessing games
Title of the game

WHAT’S IN THE BAG?

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

P4-P5

Timing Materials Grouping and interaction

Description

Variations: Guess what I mime Guess what I’m drawing

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15

Type of Game:
Title of the game

SNAP
P4-P5

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials Grouping and interaction

Description Two set of cards (repeated) Two child pick a card and show the card. If the card is the same they say Snap!, if they are not the same they put the cards in a third pile.

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16

Type of Game:
Title of the game

SLOW REVEAL
P4-P5

Age group / Level Aim/s Main language
(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials Grouping and interaction

Description

Hide a flashcard or picture behind a book. Very slowly pull the picture out to reveal it bit by bit. Encourage the children to guess what the picture is by asking Is it a (lion)?

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17

Type of Game:
Title of the game

NOUGHTS AND CROSSES
P5

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(vocabulary, chunks, sounds, …)

Timing Materials Grouping and interaction

Description

Draw a 3 by 3 noughts and crosses grid on the board and write the numbers 1 to 9 in the 9 squares. Divide the class into 2 teams. Show the first team a picture and ask What’s this? If they tell you the right word then ask them to choose a number and draw a nought for them around the number. Then the second team have a turn to say what a picture is and can draw a cross in the square of their choice if they give you the correct answer.

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P4-P5

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Type of Game:
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P4-P5

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Type of Game:
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P4-P5

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