Wednesday, June 18, 2014

End of the Year One Day Lesson - Battle for the Board

Continuing our End of the Year One Day Activities is a game we played that I call Battle for the Board.  Battle for the Board is basically Pictionary that I tweaked for a larger scale.  Sometimes we'll play Pictionary as a class for short period of time, and it's difficult to manage 25 kids screaming out answers at the same time.  So for this game, the kids broke off into groups of 3 or 4.  Two groups play at a time, while the others wait in line for their turn.  One of the playing groups is the champions, the other is the challengers.  The champions pick an artist to draw the clue that I give them, and like Pictionary, the two participating groups have to guess what the artist is drawing.  If the champions win, they remain in control of the board and face a new challenger group.  If the challengers win, they take over the board as champions, and the next group up will challenge them.

I shared the clues with the non playing groups so that they could help judge who guessed the right clue first.  It was a huge hit, and a lot of fun to watch as well.

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