This is straight out of the elementary school textbook. Place an eraser in the middle then beat your partner to snatch it away and get a point.
|Time:||5 - 10 minutes|
|Level:||Elementary grade 1 - 6|
|Works with:||Vocabulary sets|
|Class size:||Any size|
- Introduce students to the vocabulary set.
- Students make pairs. Place one eraser between the two students.
- Set a keyword.
- Call out the vocabulary and students repeat until you say the keyword, when they try to be the one to snatch up the eraser.
- Repeat from step 3.
- The students enjoy this game but to keep it fresh and reusable (and it's a great tool), stop after about 5 or six keywords.
- For smaller classes you can arrange the pairs in a line and have the winners of each round move up one and the losers move down one. The top winner and the bottom loser do not move.
- A similar activity for younger students is freeze chanting.
- When stronger students are paired with weaker students neither enjoy this activity. Watch out for it and move students around if necessary.