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Author = Kristan Truong
Level = Elementary
Target_English = Revise vocabulary and also as an ice breaker
big_small = Big groups
Things needed are - newspaper (globe), music and cards with the words the kids need to learn.
How to play - place a word card on each newspaper. Start the music and the kids run around (fast music works better to hype them up). When the music stops, call out a word and the kids have to run and stand on the newspaper with that word. Kids not on the paper are out and sit on the side. After each go, fold the newspaper in half (hence shrinking globe) and repeat until there is one final winner.
Variations - this game can be played with actual items, like stuffed toys, picture cards etc...you can also have a champion round at the end where the newspaper remains small enough for only one person and everyone is back in.
Note - you will need lots of newspaper cos the first few goes will see the paper get ripped to shreds as the kids all stomp on it. Need to tell them to be GENTLE!
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