This has become one of my favorite new games to play with my class. It is a great assessment tool to see if student's are understanding and remembering vocabulary in a fun and unique way.
Each student is given a card. The first card is numbered 1 so you know where to begin. So the first child reads his card "I have Mercury. Who has the second planet from the sun and also the hottest planet?" The student who has Venus would answer "I have Venus." Then read the rest of their card. Play continues until all cards are read. This set includes 16 cards.
Vocabulary is: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, comet, moon, asteroid, astronaut, solar system, shooting star and the sun.
Variation: You could play this with small groups and give students multiple cards at a time.
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