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With my current job I’ve found I’m simply far too busy for long posts. Instead, I’ll be posting short and fun activities to do with kids.
One of my favorite games to play with kids is Bonk!, not least of all because it involves hitting students on the head For this game you’ll need two chairs and something soft to hit students with. A big inflatable bat is ideal, but plush animals work just as well.
How to Play:
1 – Form two teams
2 – Set up two chairs in the front of the class and call a member of each team up to sit in them.
3 – Say a category like colors, animals, clothes, or whatever else you want to review.
4 – Students must alternate saying a word from the category. If a student repeats a word already said or takes too long to think of a word, you hit them on the head and say Bonk!. The other team then gets a point.
This game is great because it challenges students to recall as many words as possible from a given category. It also works with any category, so is great for review. And students find the getting hit on the head part hilarious.
After a few rounds I usually call a student up to choose the category. Just be careful which students you give the bat to though
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