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Welcome to December! Here are some cool game ideas to go along with the
Christmas Theme on the site! Enjoy!
Pin the nose on Rudolph
John in Osaka came up with this "life saving" twist on an old
1. You draw up to 4 reindeer on the board ( depends on the number of kids
2. Put the kids in groups
3. They do Rock, Paper, Scissors in each group to see who gets blindfolded.
4. The teacher says "Go!"
5. The other kids direct the blindfold kid "up, down, left, right"
etc. to put the nose on the reindeer in the right place
6. See who gets the closest!
1. Split the kids into groups
2. Put them in lines
3. Spread out a set of mini cards in front of each line.
4. The kids ask a question in unison and the teacher answers.
5. The front kid from each line picks up the card that has the answer.
6. They pass it to the person behind them, but they also have to say the
7. When the card gets to the back person, they race to the front and tell
the name of the card to the teacher! Fastest is the winner!
8. The kids who ran to the front now join the front of their line, everyone
shuffles back and you repeat from 4.
Jacq says the game can be used either standing up or sitting down, or with
hands on heads for the cheaters out there!!
Great for Christmas parties!
Game Show Buzzer
If you play "Quiz Show" style games ( great for end of year reviews!),
then how about this little page that works like a game show buzzer. One
player has their finger on the "A" key, one on the "M"
key and the computer flashes to show which one pressed the button first! http://genkienglish.net/gamebuzzer.swf
Gingerbread Man - Play?
The Discussion Board has been alive with loads of great questions, discussions
and ideas this month ( http://genkienglish.net/discussion.mv ) . One of the great threads that came up was about the "Gingerbread
I didn't actually know there was a story of the "Gingerbread Man",
but it's just at the right level to use in an elementary school class,
with lots of repeated phrases and this site below has the story and some
nice images: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/stories/gingerbread.htm