In Spanish 4 we were doing some scary stories leading up to Halloween. We had an odd little 18-20 minutes extra after reading Chac Mool and I needed a quick activity for them. I decided to put them in groups of 3 and have them do a sort of $10,000 Pyramid style game. If you’re not old enough to remember that game, one player sat with their back to the pyramid as the other tried to get them to say different words that were revealed.
In my class of 24, I asked for 8 students who felt like they were decent at drawing. These 8 sat at my tables with their backs to the board. I put the other 16 kids in pairs with one of the artists facing the board.
I googled monster clip art and chose the first monster. I projected it on the board and gave them time to describe it to their artist.
It was so much fun to watch them circumlocute. I have a group this year that is particularly daring in trying to use Spanish to communicate, so this activity really let them show what they can do!
In each round, I chose the three monsters closest to the monster on the board. The teams kept track of their own points.
This was SO easy to set up and so much fun. I used whiteboards and markers, but if you don’t have those, they could easily do it on paper!! I hope it is as much fun for you as it was for us!
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