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Hebi Janken


Author:  Lynn Kernan
Level:  Kids - Adult
Target_English:  Any conversation
big_small:  Big groups


All my kids love playing Hebi-janken at break time, so why not turn it into an English game! The kids draw a big snake on the floor (with chalk in the gym, or outside in the playground). The kids make two teams, one at the head and one at the tail of the snake. Shout start and one person from each team runs along the snake. When they meet they have some sort of English conversation, i.e introduce themselves, ask "Do you have any pets?"etc, depending on the level of the class. Next the kids do rock, paper, scissors - the winner carries on running along the snake, meeting someone else from the other team. If a player reaches the opposite end end from where they started, they get a point for their team!! If you have loads of kids in a class you can have 3 or 4 snakes going at the same time.

Lynn Kernan

( Also have a look at the "leapfrog game" )






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