Trick or Treat Clocks Game

Here’s a great game I heard from Nigel at the ACET meeting on Monday which goes great with vol. 10‘s Trick or Treat cards!

1. Put 12 picture cards in a circle.
2. Put a mark or object to assign the “12 o’clock” position.
3. Shout out either one of the cards OR shout out a time.
4. If you shouted a card e.g. “Pumpkin Pie” then the kids have to shout “8 o’clock” as it’s in that position.
5. If you shouted a time, e.g. “10 o’clock” the kids have to shout out “Spider Spaghetti”
6. The fastest kid to answer correctly gets a point for their team!
7. Repeat from step 3.

The cool thing is that you keep moving the marker to adjust where the 12 o’clock is. e.g. if “Monster Mash” had the marker and you shouted out “4 o’clock” the answer would be “Pirate Pancakes”. It’s great to get older kids thinking!

Or even better you can do a mash up between CD6‘s “Happy Halloween” and CD9‘s “Winter Clothes

1. Put half the of the cards as Halloween creatures.
2. Put the other half as items of clothing!
3. Assign one of the cards as the “12 o’clock” position.
4. Say a time.
5. This time the kids have to make a sentence using the two items e.g. the ghost is wearing a hat!

Of course you can do this mixing up any of the themes to get the kids creating any sentences!

What would your favourite combinations be?

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9 Responses to “Trick or Treat Clocks Game”

  1. Margit

    This is great! Thanks again for a great idea Nigel.

    I think I’d love any combinations, but I’m completely into
    What do you think of” right now, so I am going to try a more advanced clock today, something like:
    I think the witch is scary, leading into I think Mr Obama is excellent.

    I figured out that I could create weeks and weeks of lesson plans based on “What do you think of” garnishing it with other topics. Even my stubborn , not wanting to speak English 6th graders made it!
    So this game will be the perfect treat for them

  2. julian

    Brilliant game! I’m always pleased to find games like this that can be played without too much prerparation, just the cards you’d already have with you.

    Presumably, it’d work well as a line game. Big cards on the board, kids lined up in three lines, great fun!

    It’s also always good to be able to combine themes, and, as Richard says, there’re loads of combinations you could come up with.

    How about I/you/he/etc with hungry/sleepy/etc? Then throw some of Roger’s great famous people cards into the mix.

    Thanks for the idea, Nigel.

  3. Flossy

    Great idea and so simple to prepare. Thank you Nigel.

  4. Carol

    Super idea and so SIMPLE! Thanks alot Nigel.

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