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Hello, how are things going? There'll be lots of new stuff for you on the
site towards the end of the month, but for the time being enjoy this special
game for Valentine's Day!
New Game: Broken Hearts
This game is traditionally used in Junior High for sentence practice, but
it also makes a great review game for elementary school!
1. Prepare several A4 sheets of paper, each with the outline of a large
2. Tear up the heart into 4 or 5 equal parts.
3. On each part of one sheet draw ( or glue) a picture related to the theme you are studying. Each part should have a different picture. e.g. one could be a pig, another a cow etc. ( For the Genki English themes, check out the print outs here http://genkienglish.net/evaluationsheets.htm )
4. Do another sheet, this time with pictures from a different theme.
5. Do enough sheets with enough different themes so every kid can have
one piece of heart.
6. Put all the pieces in a bag or container.
1. Each kid comes to the front and picks a piece of heart. They don't look
at it yet!
2. When everyone has their pieces you shout "go"
3. The kids then go around trying to find the other pieces of their heart.
They are not allowed to show other people their hearts yet, only to speak
4. When they find all the people who have the rest of the pieces of their
heart ( as they all have words in the same topic) they sit down in a group,
raise their hands and say "Finished!"
5. The quickest team wins
Very simple, but very effective. You can change the target language to
either be very easy e.g. simply saying "dog", or more complicated
like "I have a dog" or the current target language such as "I
like dogs" etc. etc.
I've also jazzed up the articles/advice section of the website (http://genkienglish.net/articles.htm
) so there's loads of helpful stuff on there, and be sure to check out
the website nearer the end of the month for some groovy new ideas! If you
know of anyone who might be interested in this game, then please feel free
to send this mail on!