Quite a few people have written in asking what are the best games for One on One or really small classes.
I’ve written a little on one-one-one here and here but by far the most popular games for small classes are the mini cards games. (In fact I also recommend them to parents when they buy the teachers set to use at home.)
Here are a few suggestions:
Mini Karuta. Just like big karuta, but put the kids in groups and each group spreads the card on a desk.
Matching Pairs. Print out two sets for each group. Stick them onto card and play the “Matching Pairs Game” i.e. something like the phonics games on the site.
Try Mini Island Hopping. The same as big island hopping, but the kids lay the cards out on the desk whilst saying the phrase. See who is the quickest to the far side!
What are your favourite games for small classes? Do share with us in the comments!
P.S. I just added the vol. 13 minicards to the minicards page, and I figured you might find them useful here too, enjoy!
P.P.S. There’s also the One Left card game which works great too.