Monday, 2 June 2014

Warm Up Game - 'Shopping Lists'

A good whole class warm up game- 'Shopping Lists'- can theme the lists to absolutely any topic e.g. social skills- 'smile', 'making eye contact' etc or Europe- 'Gouda cheese', 'a Ferrari' etc.
         Choose 4 volunteers to be 'shops'. Stand them on a chair in 4 corners of the room. Give then a shopping list.
         Teacher in centre gathers rest of class around them and asks them to find different items off the master list, one item at a time.
         The students go around the shops and ask them politely if they have the items.
         Shopkeepers can pretend to be hard of hearing/ not understand etc, but must answer yes/ no.
         If yes, the students keep quiet and line up in front of that shop to form a queue.
         If no, they keep going around the shops until they find the correct one.
         The last 1/ 2 students in the queue are out.
         Repeat until there is a winner.
         NB- this game will get quite speedy and noisy!