Here's a fun, educational game for you to play with your students/children. Enjoy!
GAME: Crazy Categories
Materials: 1 object/item (can be almost anything that you can pass around a circle)
Description: In this elimination-style game, the goal is to be the last player remaining. To begin the game you pick a category, for example: Cities. Once the round begins, the first player, the one holding the object must say a city, and then he/she must pass the object to the next player in the circle. The next player says a different city and passes the object along. A player is eliminated if he/she:
- Repeats something that was already said
- Hesitates too long
- Says something that is incorrect (e.g. says a country instead of a city)
When a player is eliminated he/she backs out of the circle slightly, and he/she gets the honour of picking the next category.
Hint #1: With a little creativity, this game can be adapted to almost any subject! Use it for Geography, history, vocabulary words, or even just for fun with pop-culture topics!
Hint #2: If you have fun your student will also have fun!
(That is the best way to learn after all!)