Age: Kindergarten and Younger elementary (3-7 years of age)
Skill level: Beginner (L) to Intermediate (U)
Class size: Under 20 students.
I love using this one for kindy and younger elementary students just because they are so cute! It won’t require too much prep, and you can reuse the props!
- The game is simple, introduce everyone today you will be having a magic/witch/wizard battle! Split them into two teams.
- Call up two students from each team at a time, they will stand back to back first. Let them put on their hat and pass them their wands.
- Everyone can count “one” and they must take a step forward, “two”, one more step. Here teacher should choose a flashcard and show it to the class so everyone can see.
- When everyone counts “three” they must turn around, check the flashcard teacher is holding, say it, and blast the opponent with their magic powers.
- The winner is the fastest, or the better acter if they are the same time.
- A bigger hat that covers their eyes is better than a smaller hat that will just fall off their heads.
- Keep getting sitting students to cheer on their teammates, and talk about the score of the teams after every few pairs.
- If you cannot keep their attention, of course they will just play with each other, they are kids. Awarding points for good cheering is always a good idea.
- Just go with it, really make it immersive. Fool them into learning English.
- You need to make 2 witch/wizard hats and 2 wands out of paper. If you have actual costumes that will of course be great!! (Like a cloak or wizarding robe!)
- Coloured construction paper is perfect. Make a wand by rolling up a smaller piece of brown construction paper around a pencil. Stronger is better because they will play and destroy it.
- You can make a hat by having two pieces of black or white construciton paper, making a cone with one, and attaching a ring shaped piece of construction paper to the underside of the cone to make the rim of the hat. Dont forget to make 2 hats!!
That is just how I did it, I’m sure there are better ways to make them! I think it took me 20 minutes!