This fast-paced game makes a good back to school or end of year review. Students have just one minute to give oral clues or gestures, hoping their team can guess the six words in a category. Targets verbs, clothing, foods, animals, professions, places, feelings, transportation, sports and more. It also targets multiple intelligences: bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal and linguistic.
To play this game, divide your class into two teams, A and B. Call on a volunteer from Team A to draw a card. He or she will tell his team what the category is: Things you do on vacation. The team member giving the clues has 15 to 20 seconds to study the words to make sure he knows them. When he is ready, the timer is set and he gives clues to Team A in English or the target language, depending on the language level. For Spanish II students, you might challenge them to give the clues in Spanish.
Clues may consist of several words or phrases and gestures can also be used to act out the word. Each team has one minute to guess the list of six words in the target language. Below is a sample vocabulary list with suggested clues in parenthesis.
Things you do on vacation - verbs
1. viajar (when you take a plane or train you do this)
2. sacar fotos (act this out)
3. dormir (act this out)
4. comer en un restaurante (Camarero, una hamburguesa, por favor.)
5. nadar (El niño está en una piscina. ¿Qué hace?)
6. conducir (act this out)
Also included is a one page worksheet where students figure out the connection between a list of words. Example: lejos de, sobre, entre (prepositions)
Subject: 1st and 2nd year Spanish
Time: 50 minutes
Note that this product was revised in June 2016 and 18 more category cards were added so the game fills a 50 minute class period. Also note that this product is also available in my TpT store in a bundle of five products called "¡Olé! Spanish End of Year Bundle".