This product from Chez Nathalie entirely in French is a set of two verb games, the ABC(D) game and Verb Tic-Tac-Toe. At the beginning of the document, there are a few pages about subjects in French, conjugation of regular verbs and differences between the following verb tenses : present, past, imperfect, and future. Then, there are 5 game boards for the ABC game and a template. For the ABCD game, there are also 5 game boards and a template. The Verb Tic-Tac-Toe game includes 4 game boards and a template.
How to play the games:
ABC Game: Divide the class into groups of 2 or 3 students.
Material: a photocopy of one of the simple game boards (PS) per group, a small whiteboard per group, a marker per group, a white board eraser or another item to erase per team (old socks, for example).
Goal: to score more points than the opponents
Game: The ABC game is divided into three columns: A (subjects), B (verbs) et C (complements). The teacher chooses each of the three letters accompanied by numbers, such as A1—B6—C16. It is also necessary to choose a verb tense : présent, passé composé, imparfait or futur simple. The tense may be the same for the entire game or different depending on what the students are studying. According to the letters, numbers and verb tense, students write sentences. When all the teams have finished writing their sentences, they hold up their whiteboards. The teacher then gives points to each team (1 point for the correctly conjugated verb, 1 point for correct spelling of the subject and complement). The students take turns writing in their groups. It’s up to you to decide how the game finishes: after 10 sentences, the first team to get 10 points, etc.
Note: Choose the letters/numbers carefully if you want students to write serious sentences. Otherwise, some sentences will be funny.
ABCD Game: This game is exactly like the ABC Game except that students are required to use one of the advanced game boards and there is an extra column (D) which represents different elements of time. The students need to determine which verb tense to use according to the chosen "D".
Verb Tic-Tac-Toe: Divide the class into 4 teams or more if you wish.
Material: chosen game board projected on a screen, four different colored markers (or more if there’s more than four teams), a small whiteboard per team, a marker per team, a white board eraser or another item to erase per team (old socks, for example).
Goal: align three symbols (colored circles) in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally before the opponents, as in the Tic-Tac-Toe game.
Game: Write the order of the teams on the board, such as 1-red, 2-yellow, 3-blue, 4-green. The first team on the list (red) chooses a number on the game board; each number corresponds to a subject and a verb. The teacher chooses the verb tense. A member of each team writes the verb conjugation according to the subject and chosen verb tense. If the red team conjugates the verb correctly, the number is circled in red and the next team on the list (yellow) chooses a number. However, if the red team writes the conjugation incorrectly, other teams have to a chance to steal. The next team on the list (yellow) has the first opportunity to steal, then the blue and green teams. As soon as a team writes the correct conjugation, regardless of the successful team, the next team on the list (yellow) chooses the next number. The students take turns writing conjugations in their groups. You may want to make the game more difficult by choosing four or five in a row.