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Unread Feb 16th, 2011, 10:16 pm
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Cool What's a good game for 1st year kids using "I like___."

I am looking for a good game for 1st year elementary school kids using "I like____."

My 1st thought is "Fruit basket," but we don't have time to teach "Do you like___?" Yes, I do. No, I don't.

Does anyone know a good game using "I like___?"

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Unread Feb 24th, 2011, 08:04 pm
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Default Re: What's a good game for 1st year kids using "I like___."

A game I play with my Japanese students is a pretty basic Rock-Paper-Scissors game. They all get one or two cards (fruit, animals, colors, etc.) and challenge anyone they want to. The winner says "I like apples," and if the loser has that card, they give it to the winner. I use it a lot when I'm teaching large classes yes or no questions.

If you have a smaller class, you can play a time bomb game. Arrange students in a circle. Set a timer to go off in 5-60 seconds. They pass a picture card around the circle and take turns saying "I like..." When the alarm sounds, the student holding the cards get to explode. If you have an egg timer that ticks or a CD with a sound effect, it works even better. You can use more than one card if it's too easy for them.

You can always play bingo, do a relay race, or do Chinese whispers/Telephone.
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Default Re: What's a good game for 1st year kids using "I like___."

What about a Guess Who type game, where the kids take on a persona and say what they like and the others have to guess who it is. For example, pretending to be Britney Spears they can say "I like music, I like dancing..." etc.

Or just try to find a song that has I like lyrics to sing along to.

Or you could choose a topic such as sport and do a little charades game, where a child says "I like..." and then mimes the action and the others have to guess what it is. You could use it for vocabulary such as fruit too, where they have to draw it either in the air or on the board like pictionary for the others to guess.
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Default Re: What's a good game for 1st year kids using "I like___."

I like the sound of that time bomb game eaturcheese! Depending on the age of your students and size of your class, you could also play stations.

Or how about a variation of duck, duck, goose? The student who is it could say "I like...." and have a particular word that replaces 'goose' (apples, for example) so when the student says "I like apples" the chase begins!
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