This great game for kinesthetic learners can be played as a whole class or in a small group.
The set up:
1. Vocabulary words are written on the board. (Again, you can use pretty much any content.)
2. Obstacles are cleared. (Furniture, cords, etc.)
3. Tape is put on the floor for the three teams to line up behind.
Other Considerations: Conduct a practice round; tell students they must wait for you to finish reading the clue before they leave the line. Also, once they leave the line they cannot receive help from their group. The first person to hit the correct answer with their fly swatter wins the point for their team. Again, if they hit the wrong answer first, I do not give them the point. They then return to the line and give the flyswatter to the next person. Stand back and watch the fun!
I like to have my clues written out for this fast-paced game. Download the sample to see the types of questions I ask.
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