This is a fun way to review/practice vocabulary. My students love this activity! Each slide contains a series of images (you can jumble the images in each slide to make it trickier, but I find that having them in the same exact places makes the students focus on the vocabulary and provides enough for them to feel challenged, with the stability for them to feel successful).
-Screen to project slides
-Each student needs a whiteboard & marker
Object of the game:
If your # is called, be the first to hold up your whiteboard with the answer and shout "AQUÍ!" If your answer is correct, you win a point for your team.
How to play:
- Divide the class into two teams and have students count off on each team. This means that each team will have a #1, a #2, a #3, etc...
- Let students know that when they are shown the slide with an image missing, they will have 15 seconds (or whatever works best for your class--I find it is best to start out higher and then give them fewer seconds if it is too easy for them) to write the name of the missing item on their whiteboard.
- You will roll the die/dice when 5 seconds remain. At time, you will call out the number rolled and that number on both teams should hold up their whiteboard and shout "AQUÍ!" The first person to do that wins a point for their team IF their answer is correct. If it is incorrect and the person on the other team is correct, the other team gets the point. (If both are wrong, I usually roll the die one more time and if both of those students are wrong as well, we discuss the answer and move on.)
- To begin the game: Show the first slide of images for 20 seconds to start. Students should try to memorize the image locations and think about the vocabulary words.
- Show the following image slide (one image has been removed). You may want to make the screen go blank for a fraction of a second so that students don't see the actual image disappear.
- Give students 10-15 seconds to write the missing word on their whiteboard.
- When 5 seconds remain, audibly roll the dice. At time, call out the number rolled (I roll the dice, but actually pick the numbers myself so that I know everyone gets a chance to be called--the students have no idea and think it is completely random. I usually repeat some numbers a couple of times to make it seem random.).
- Follow the stipulations in # 3 above to assign points.
- After the first word, I only show the initial all-image slide for 5 seconds.
The order of the slides is: ALL IMAGES, 1 image is missing, ANSWER, ALL IMAGES, 1 image is missing, ANSWER, etc...