Microorganisms Group Game Review Cards
1. What it is: This is a talking game that is fun for the whole class or small groups.
2. What is Provided: Microorganism Vocabulary / Question Cards.
3. How to play: The point of the game is to get your team members to guess the target word by explaining the word to them out loud. The trick is, you can’t say the word (or any variant of the word) or you lose the round.
4. So to start, use the prepared Microorganisms vocabulary cards. Put the cards into a bowl or hat and then situate all your players. Divide everyone up into two teams and have everyone sit in a circle, alternating members from each team (if you can find a way to divide teams like boys versus girls, then it’s good because it’s very easy to remember who’s on your team).
5. Choose one player, like Marty, to start. Marty takes the bowl of Microorganisms vocabulary cards, draws one, and immediately starts to describe it while at the same time someone starts the timer (for as much time as you all choose). As soon as Marty starts describing, his team members can start shouting out guesses (while the opposing team stays silent/watches the timer). Marty can say anything as long as it’s not the word written on the paper or any variant of the word . (The opposing team members sitting next to Marty can look over his shoulder and make sure he doesn’t say any words he’s not allowed to.)
6. Once Marty’s teammates guess the target word or correctly answers the question on the card, Marty quickly passes the bowl, hat, or bag of words to the person sitting next to him in the circle. It is then the opposing team’s turn to guess the correct word or answer to the question on the card. The objective of the game is to NOT end up with the container of words in your lap when the buzzer goes off. It’s kinda like Hot Potatoe. The team who manages to get rid of the container of words before the buzzers sounds wins a point for the round! :-)
HINTS are provided on the cards for the kids to review and use! However, you could use just the words once the students become more proficient in this area.
PS: The answers to the questions on the cards and the Target words are all color coded in red. This helps the students to differentiate the hints from the answers, easily.