A sequence-based speed game
Age group: K-8
Number of students recommended: 20
Subjects/skills learned: Spelling and vocabulary
Object of the game: To individually spell words correctly and quickly by moving through the playground
Setup: Using chalk, write the letters of the alphabet in order on the tires, leaving one letter off (we would suggest the letters ‘x’ or ‘q’).
Game Play: All students line up in one line, next to the teacher. The teacher yells out a word (“orange,” for example) and the first student spells out the word in order by tagging the tires in order, as quickly as possible (“O” “R” “A” “N” “G” “E”), while announcing the letters. Once the student has spelled out the word correctly, they go back to the end of the line. The teacher asks the following student to spell a new word.
Game Conclusion: Once all the students have had a turn spelling a word.
Examples: The teacher yells out “purple” and the student must spell “P” “U” “R” “P” “L” “E” by tagging the correctly lettered tires in sequence.
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