Buy me! “Is” Game

Here’s a cool little review game from Eby…


1. Draw some circles on the board, one for each item you want to review.
2. Put a flashcard in each circle.
3. Under each circle write an amount like $5 etc.
4. On top of each circle write numbers 1 to 8 (or however many cards you have)
5. Form 2 to 3 teams.
6. Teacher calls out a number
7. The first team to yell out the item and the dollar price in gets the amount of $.

Kids love playing money. My kids enjoyed it so much. Try it you will see that even quiet kids will take part and yell.

Thanks Eby!

This would be really easy to do with What would you like for Christmas? and is a great practice of the word “is” e.g. The robot is 10 dollars. You can also get the kids to make cards of the things they really want and choose the prices.  Plus you can review How much?

You could of course do it with any song you like, you simply say the dollar price and the kids have to shout out the sentence from the card e.g. using it with the Where are the Christmas presents? song and the kids have to shout out “behind the snowman!” etc.

If you have any cool games that aren’t on the site yet, be sure to send them in. Your fame awaits!

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4 Responses to “Buy me! “Is” Game”

  1. Flossy

    Thanks Eby this is such a cool idea for a game.

  2. Julian

    Nice one. Another easy to set up, no prep required game that can be done with stuff you’ve probably already got in the classroom with you.

    Great for those frequent situations when a homeroom teacher suddenly turns to me half way through a class and says “Have you got a game?”

  3. Rosebud

    What a brill, easy, fun game. You’re right kids love anything to do with money.

  4. Julian-k

    I tried this game out today, using cards I made from the things my kids said they wanted in the previous lesson. Worked really well!

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