This game comes with a slide for each vocabulary word below are the instructions on how to play. You can do whatever you would like with these slides but this game is fun too!
How to Play
This game is very similar to the game “Taboo”. You will need to assign each student a partner (my students sit in groups of 4, so I just pair up students who sit beside each other). Tell one partner to face the projector’s screen and one partner to face the opposite direction. As soon as students are ready, display a vocabulary slide and tell students to begin. The partner facing the screen should immediately tell their partner the category and try to get their partner to say all of the terms on the screen by providing clues such as definitions, synonyms, and antonyms. They cannot spell, give rhyming words, or say any of the words on the list, and of course NO PEEKING. You can either give students a time limit to try to complete as many words as possible, or you can play until someone says all the words on the list.
After each round, discuss the terms and what clues could have been used for each of the terms. You can keep playing by having the partners switch spots and repeating the steps with a different slide.
I love this game, because it requires every student in the class to participate at the same time, and I love that students get instant feedback on their vocabulary knowledge. It is fast-paced and exciting for students and is an amazing review at the same time, and is a great game for when you have a couple extra minutes before or after a transition.