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Badminton

Author: Salvador Domingo.
Ages: Ages 7 to Adults
Level: Elementary - Jr. High
Target English: Adaptable to most structures
No. of Students: small groups
Materials: Flyswatters (1 per student), One Balloon, Jump rope & Flashcards



1. Set a "Badminton" court in the classroom with two chairs and the jump rope.

2. Divide the class into 2 or more teams (depending on the number of Students).

3. Inflate a balloon to a medium size (the younger the kids are, the bigger the balloon must be).

4. Give each player a "racket" (flyswatter).

5. The rules are: to hit the balloon so that it does not touch the floor (you might want to set a three-hit limit).

6. When a team drops the balloon on the floor the other team earns a point. However, at that moment show a flashcard (or whatever the lesson target is) to all the Students. The first team to call it out earns another point (regardless who dropped the balloon).

Variations: Have the students make more complex structures such as: "S/he is dancing", "I want to be a..." or "She's from..." etc.

Salvador Domingo.



(also have a look at the "Balloon Game" - Richard)









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