Teenagers: game 6: circle game
Games to play with teenagers in the English classroom.
This game is great for listening.
Arrange chairs in the classroom so that everyone is sitting in a circle. Give instructions like:
- Everyone who has a sister change seats
- If you live in a flat or house with an even number change seats
- If you are wearing brown shoes change seats
- Everyone with blue eyes change seats
Again instructions can be graded so that even students with little English can play – using colours, clothes, family etc.
Those who fit the description must stand and change seats, the others remain seated. After a few turns, remove a chair at each instruction, so that one person does not manage to get a seat and they are out – they could then give the next instruction. The last student remaining is the winner.
Be careful with boisterous classes – there may be some overenthusiastic pushing.