Just a few Large Group Ideas
10-26-2011, 02:45 PM
As a LARGE GROUP activity:
1.) Doggie, Doggie, Where's Your Bone?
Someone Stole it from your home.
I place a little stool chair in the middle of the circle. I actually purchased a "toy dog bone." I place the toy dog bone under the chair and pick a student to sit on what we call "The Dog House." This person shuts his/her eyes.
I quietly point to a student who quietly and quickly takes the bone under the chair and hides it under his/her bottom. When hidden, the entire class says, "Doggie, Doggie, Where's Your Bone? Someone stole it from your home."
The person sitting on the "Dog House" - on the little stool chair - opens his/her eyes and he or she has three chances to guess who took his/her bone.
The person who took the bone gets to sit with his/her eyes shut on the stool next and it starts all over again.
2.) Version of the OLD HIDE THE THUMBLE type game:
I send a small group of students (2 to 3 students) to sit in the hallway while one student hides a pre-determined object in the classroom. When the object is hidden, we bring back in the small group of students to find the hidden object. Only clues of "Getting Warm," "Getting Cold," "Getting Really HOT!" are given by the person who hide the object - or you have a shouting match of screaming by all the students. The kids seem to enjoy this game. Person who finds the object get to hide the object next.
3.) 7-Up game - already mentioned in previous post
4.) I use the white board - and one at a time, a student comes up and draws a quick thing on the board and the class (3 students) get to attempt to guess what they drew. If they guess right, they get to draw something.
5.) Voice Identification: I place one student in a chair (not facing the class of students) - I point to one student to go up to the back of the chair and say something like, "Hi. I'm in your class." They go back to their chair and sit down. The student in the chair then can turn around and he/she has 3 guesses to GUESS who spoke the words.