New for 2014! It's time to set the table! But watch out, the guests are arriving too early for the Thanksgiving meal! Stop the clock to get more time to prepare! Shuffle the foods, place settings and direction cards. Place the guest cards and clock cards in two piles. Your students will choose a (food, place setting, or direction) card on his/her turn after completing their objectives. As they get a place setting, they will arrange the place settings around the edges of the “table” and the foods in the middle of the “table”. If he or she chooses a direction card then they will follow the directions by choosing another food, place setting, guest or clock. The clocks are good because the student gets more time to prepare for the guests.
The guest cards are not good because the table is not ready for the guests and they have arrived too early for the meal. The students want to get the table completely set before all of the guests arrive at the table. If all 5 of the guest cards are at the table before the foods and place settings, everyone loses. If all of the place settings and foods are in place before all of the guests arrive, everyone wins. Clock cards can “save” the game by enabling the player to remove a guest by providing more time to set the table. At the end of the game whether they win or lose, place all 5 guests around the table at his or her place. The clock that reads “12:00 time to eat!” is placed on the game letting them know it is now time to eat. The great thing about this game is that everyone must work together to win or lose the game! There is no individual winner or loser!
Skills addressed: Telling time to the half hour, setting a table correctly, hygiene, turn taking, cooperative play, meal preparation, food pyramid/healthy eating, Thanksgiving, early, late, on time, speech therapy
If you like this open ended game, please look at my other open-ended games such as:
Back to School Open-Ended Game
Halloween Open-Ended Game
Harvest Helpers Open-Ended Game