Today is another great game which I just found hiding away in my email!
Here’s the Crazy Pizza Game to go with the How many…? theme, from Genki English reader Hump
Target English How many
This game is a funny practice for “how many” and nice way to get everyone involved. It is a bit more of a sitting down activity but it gets the kids really excited and really genki.
3. Put them in a hat and mix them all together.
You also need to make a large paper pizza base, one for each group (lunch groups work well).
1. Pick one student from a group to come and choose a topping from the hat. Have the student show the class. The whole class then ask, “How many (cats)?“. The student can then answer from 1-12 (or any range you like)”12 cats”
2. The students in each group have to draw the correct number of toppings on the pizza. If you want to make it a bit more active have this as a race (having everyone stand up works well, the first team to finish can sit down). Kids will often scribble anything to finish first, so it`s a good laugh to judge their artwork as a class between each round
3. Repeat step one and two until the pizza is full.
Thanks for the game Hump! Let’s us know in the comments if you try it out and if any of you have any other great games to share, please send them in!
TOP HINT: It’s also a great idea in games like this to play the song quietly in the background whilst the kids are colouring and drawing. They start singing along and memorising the English without realising!