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Author: Salvador Domingo.
Ages: Ages 7 to Adults
Level: Elementary - Jr. High
Target English: Adaptable to most structures (review)
No. of Students: small / medium groups
Materials: Toy money , Flashcards or Picture Cards
1. Show the toy money to the students and elicit "What's this?, How much is this?" This is the best way to call their attention. They will be excited and interested in what's coming next.
2. Place one buck per denomination ("amount") on the table: for example, if you have $20's, $10's, $5's and $1's you should have each one of these on the table so that the students can see them.
3. Have the students choose a topic (Fruits, Animals, Veggies, School Objects, Places, etc etc) Review if necessary.
4. Tell the students that you will secretly choose one item and then give them 4 hints so that they guess it.
5. The rules are: If somebody guesses the item when you give the first hint, that student gets to keep $20 USD (or whatever denomination you are using). If somebody guesses on the second hint he/she gets to keep $10 USD. On the third hint $5 USD and $1USD for the fourth (and last) hint. You will see the students doing their best to try to guess!! NOTE: They should not raise their hands to answer but call the item out (or yell).
6. If two students answer correctly at the same time just split the amount, and so on.
Variations: You can spice this up by asking the students pay you $1 USD (TOY MONEY OF COURSE!) if they do not even try to guess or talk. This will encourage EVERYONE to talk!
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