Around the Words: by John Wilson Cards: 48
Players will take turns drawing a card. When a card is drawn, the player will read the “Action Word” from below to share with the other players (For example, “Letter A”, “ QUESTIONS”, “Shapes”,...). From the player drawing the card, he or she must start by saying a word that is associated with the Action Word (For example, “Letter U” can say “Umpire”, “Upward”, “Unite”...). In the order of the players, each player will say a word associated with the Action Word until a word is repeated or a word is not known. For the player drawing the card, he or she may use the card as a hint as it has many clues within the card.
Special Rules Cards:
369 Clap Game:
369 is a popular game where players count numbers outloud and clap every 3 numbers. For example, “1”, “2”, “*CLAP*”, “4”, “5”, “*CLAP*,...
3 Letter Words:
Must say a word that has only 3 letters in it. For Example, “One”, “Ten”, “Boy”, “She”, “Try”, “Sky”,...
Must say questions only, not answers (To practice questions…). For Example, “What do you like?”, “Who are you?”, “When did we meet”,...
Say a classmates (student, Teacher, Etc.) name (No need to say “This is John”, simply “John” is ok). For Example, “John”, “Amy”, “Yuna”,...
Heart Cards are the life points for the players. Each student begins with one Heart Card. The students may draw another Heart Card from inside the deck, thus giving two life points. If a player cannot say a word, then the player must give up a heart card to the played card pile. If a player has more than two heart cards, then the player must choose a fellow player and share the Heart Card. Thus, drawing the third Heart Card, the player must share that Heart Card with another player.
As the game progresses, students of all ages will learn more and more words and phrases leading to expanding imagination and creativity. As a teacher, you may want to read these rules carefully to help any questions that may arise.
*In the future, please look for expansions and
other great activity ideas!