This game was based on Family Feud and is great for therapy, ELA, or special education. This version is animated for high interest.
Setup: Questions were created to target different language goals (i.e., non-literal language, perspective taking, evaluating social situations, etc.). A large population sample was asked to provide one answer to each question (e.g., “What vegetable do all children hate? — broccoli”). Responses were tallied. Answers are sorted by frequency, mirroring the Family Feud show. The answers were then imported into a Family Feud type PowerPoint.
Students are asked to make educated guesses about how the large population sample answered questions. For each question, each student in the group makes his or her guess, either by saying or writing the answers. Once each student has answered, the therapist reveals the top 4 answers.
Each student receives points (1 point for the top answer, 2 for the second, etc.). If a student guesses an answer not on the board, he or she receives 5 points. The student with the least points at the end of the game wins. Therapist/instructor modifies activity to independent student’s skill level and goals/objectives.
*Alternate scoring: The number of people who provided each response is in the "Notes" section of the PowerPoint. Students can receive the number of corresponding points, and the player with the most points wins. This method may be more time consuming but can be great for incorporating basic math skills!
The student with the least points at the end of the game wins (unless using alternate scoring).
Check out my blog posts for suggestions of application in therapy: https://ains56786.wixsite.com/thebrainofains/single-post/2017/07/27/Student-Skirmish-The-Educators-Family-Feud