Newspaper twister gets kindergarten or young elementary students playing twister with numbers. Younger students have a blast getting tangled up and it is a good activity not only for English, but also to build balance and motor skills.
|Level:||Elementary grade 1 - 3|
|Works with:||Studying body part names and numbers|
|Class size:||Any size|
You will need:
- Old newspapers
- A marker
- Use a full size sheet of old newspaper and draw a 2 x 4 grid. (You will need 1 sheet for every pair or group of students. Each sheet will get destroyed.)
- Label each square with a number from 1 to 8.
- Put the students in pairs or groups of 4. Give each group a twister sheet.
- Lay the paper on the floor. Students should take off their shoes.
- Call out which hand or foot and the number. The students should put that hand/foot on the appropriate number.
- Keep going until a few students fall down.
- Start with a foot, so that the students can step onto the sheet with one foot.
- Instead of using newspaper, you could play this game outside on a concrete surface and set the 'twister board' up using concrete chalk.
- You could also do this using colors in place of numbers.
- Newspaper tears easily. Warn the students to be careful, but also be prepared with extra twister sheets or a roll of tape to quickly patch up sheets.