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Hackey-sack Hypo

author:  Jacqueline O'Donnell
level:  Elementary
target_English:  Review any vocab but great for questions & answer combos.
big_small:  Small Groups


Using the traditional hackey-sack game familiar amongst travellers (a small bean filled bag is passed almost soccer style between players standing in a circle - it can be kneed or tossed with a foot or bounced off a chest or hip if desperate).

Whoever is responsible for the hackey-sack hitting the ground -either through a really bad pass or by not receiving it when passed - has to answer a question to stay in the game.

Because the kids really want to stay in, they tried quite hard to get the answers right (even the ones who will happily score no points in quiz games!)  None of my South Korean kids had ever seen a hackey-sack or played the game which adds to the excitement and of course, means lots of questions being reviewed!

Jacqueline O'Donnell





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