This activity was designed to help students become aware of idioms and the importance of idiom in everyday life. I use this card game with McGraw-Hill's Wonders curriculum.
In this game, players read a question or a statement. Another player reads the appropriate reply (idiom). Students learn the importantce of idioms and their meanings. Sometimes they have to think for a moment, but they catch on fast.
1. Mix up the cards. Put the Statement & Questions cards face down on the table.
2. Mix up the Reply cards. Pass all of them out to all players. If there is an uneven number, it does not matter.
3. The first player picks up a Statement & Question card and reads it aloud. The player, who has the reply to that statement or question, reads his reply. Then both
players put their card down and does not use them
4. The player who runs out of cards first wins.
Alternate use: (Whole group or small group) The teacher reads the statement or question. The students answer with the correct idiom.
This is a fun activity. My kids love this game.