Vocabulary Charades

Help students remember vocabulary words by associating them with actions.

Setup and materials:
This game can be played with the entire classroom. The studentss can remain in their seats while guessing, or stand near their seats while doing the actions.

How to play:
Show each vocabulary word and go over the meaning. Choose a student to perform an action for a vocabulary word. Do this for all vocabulary words.

Once all words have an associated action, you can play in one of two styles (or do both).
Method 1: Say a vocabulary word and have all the students perform the action.
Method 2: Perform an action and have the students shout out the word.
Variation: Have a student take on the role of the teacher to give them more practice.

Competition variation:
Invite a handful of students to the front of the class. Say a vocabulary word and have the students act it out. If a student is slow, or does the wrong action, they are "out" and must sit down.
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April 2, 2016 at 10:12 PM delete

Having students rewrite the rules in their own words is a great idea that I had never thought of. I will definitely give it a try!

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