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Space Invaders

author:  Nigel
level:  Elementary
big_small:  Big / Small Groups

A scoring game
You need a blackboard, a suction ball that will stick to the blackboard, or wet tissue and children.

A little like the arcade version, draw a number of aliens on the blackboard.

Each Alien is worth x number of points.

Divide the class into 2 or more teams.

Ask them questions

If they get the answer right they then get to throw a suction ball (or wet tissue) at the blackboard.

Aliens which have been hit are wiped off the board.

Options are to also draw earthlings or something which they are not supposed to hit. These hits are worth minus points.

Another option is to draw aliens and earthlings on the blackboard and have the children divided into earthlings and aliens and they have to hit the oppositions pictures. Last alien / earthling standing is the winner.

You can change the aliens/earthlings to fish/sharks, flowers/insects etc etc etc.

Nigel



Readers' Comments

This game is a Godsend; I use it all the time because it really motivates the students to say whatever you want them to say.  I use minus points as values a lot because point elimination is more exciting for older kids.  I've just started doing this with a class of 3-4 year olds.  They love it.  Thank God for sticky balls. - Gary Green

Readers' Comments

Thank you, what a gift! This has come in very handy as all my students ( including adults who are super-competitive.) - Ashley






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