Monday, 18 October 2010

How many ladybirds?

A commonly asked question, I'm sure you'll agree?

Players race to the middle, telling you (teacher) how many of whatever there are on the flashcards. Change out the 'easy' cards to make it harder/review a wider vocabulary set than you can fit on the table. You can do this as a relay race with larger groups; beware it gets noisy when they "rock/scissors/paper" in the middle!

A real challenge? Use the flashcards of items in a big picture eg textbook with a lot of objects in it, after children have asked each other "How many...?" as a memory test. Or use number cards (read the word, not the numeral) Lots of fun, even if you are 'drilling'!