This is an easy vocabulary game that students love! It is based loosely on Family Feud, in that student teams receive points by choosing the most popular answer. I really love this game because there is so little preparation involved, and it is a great way to reinforce vocabulary. You can use it as a 5-minute closing game, and do a couple of questions every day.
1. Divide students into teams.
The smaller the teams’ size the better because more students are doing the work.
2. Give each team different color sticky notes.
3. Generate approximately 10 questions/categories.
I like to use a combination of "fun" questions and our vocabulary words. If this is the first time you are
doing this, I recommend starting with the “fun” categories so students can get the hang of it like I did
below. Here are some of my questions. Our vocabulary words are underlined:
4. Give teams one minute to come up with an answer and hand the sticky note to you.
I put the answers under the document reader like this:
5. The teams that get the most “popular” answer receive points.
I keep track of the points like this:
I hope you enjoy this game and feel free to let me know how it goes if you use it! Another variation is to play "minority rules." The team that has an answer that doesn't match anyone else's wins.
Ms. Young is a teacher who wants to keep a record of what works!