This is a great game to practice numbers in any language. I have used this one from 3rd grade elementary up to 2nd grade Junior high. It’s another limited resource activity which works great as a warmer/filler or for a part of your practice within your lesson.
Ok so here are the rules:
- 2 – 4 students (depending on the difficulty and numbers you want to practice)
- 1 or 2 hands per student (again depends on the numbers you want to practice)
- 1 small score sheet for each student.
- split the class into teams for 2~4 students
- each student holds up 1 or 2 hands made into fists (1 hand each for lower levels)
- In a team, all students together say, “3,2,1 – GO!” as if they are about to play ROCK SCISSORS PAPER.
- At the same time all students in the team display their fingers of choice from 0~10 (or 0~5 for lower levels)
- The first student to count and call out the correct number the fastest gains a point.
- This game precedes until the allocated time you have set for the game is over.
- Ask the students how many points they have, then reward the overall winners in the class.
My kids love this game. Even the quiet kids really get into it. I hope it works for you too.