Play this St.Patrick’s themed word game to develop association and categorising skills. This activity is great for answering questions through exclusion, understanding negation and understanding nouns, verbs and adjectives.
To play the game: Print and laminate the placemats with the pot of gold or slip them into plastic pockets. Print, laminate and cut out cards with category questions and gold coins for durability or print on card stock.
Each player is given a placemat. The cards are stacked in a pile and the coins can be placed in the middle of the table.
A card is picked and read to the group. Each player needs to think of an answer to respond to the “tell me” question. Each player can record (write or draw) their answer on the blank St.Patrick’s theme sheet.
Once each player has their answer everyone needs to share their response. If a player correctly answers the question they get one gold coin. If a player has an answer that no one else came up with then they get two coins (e.g. Tell me a vegetable that is not a carrot = Player 1 says, potato, player 2 says peas and player 3 says potato. Player 1 & 3 get one coin and player 2 gets 2 coins)
The player with the most coins on their placemat at the end of the game is the winner.
To use the sheets: If working with a large group or full class then this product has sheets available to play the above game. Choose a sheet and give each student a copy. Work through each question one at a time and have students record their answers on the sheet.
At the end of all questions the whole class can share their answers and use the rules above e.g. if you answer correctly you can record that you earned one coin and if you give an answer that no one else says then you get two coins. Students can tally up the number of coins they earned on their sheet to find the winner in the class.
The bigger the group, the harder it is to earn two coins! Students need to think creatively and give different answers that no one else is thinking!
Katrina Bevan-Speech Pathologist