New Game: Candy Rain!

Barbara just sent in a fantastic suggestion for using the How are you? Monster or Nemo Game but for weather….

1. ย Before the class starts hang a large colourful umbrella (or several large umbrellas) from the ceiling around the room.

2. ย The kids ย start walking around in a large circle and ask you “What’s the weather like?

3. ย You answer.

4. ย The kids repeat this answer, in English of course, and now start walking around in the circle like it is this weather e.g. if you say “It’s cloudy” they pretend they can’t see far, ย if you say “It’s snowy!” they huddle up cold as they walk, ย if you say “It’s windy” they walk as though the wind is really strong!

5. ย Repeat from step 2.

6. ย But …. if you say “It’s rainy!” ย the kids have to run and hide under one of the umbrellas!

You can either just enjoy running to the umbrellas, or ย have the kids who didn’t make it to the umbrellas be out (like in musical chairs) or …. even better for parties etc. ย is for you to launch a glitter bomb or throw confetti in the air, over the umbrellas, and anyone who gets the confetti on them is out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Do let us know what you think in the comments!

Be genki,


P.S. ย If you have a class of older boys you might want to change the name to “Zombie Rain” where anyone who gets hit by the confetti becomes a zombie! ย Play the game as before, ย and the zombies sleep. ย But when you say “It’s rainy” the zombies come alive and if they can tag anyone before they get under an umbrella they become zombies too! ย Don’t try this with the younger kids though! ๐Ÿ™‚

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6 Responses to “New Game: Candy Rain!”

  1. Drew

    Great idea! Particularly for a big class! Will give it a try with my year ones. Thanks

  2. Margit

    THIS will be a hit for Halloween! Thanks for the idea!

  3. gumby

    This is a great game. Love the idea of confetti, but any ideas for a substitute? Confetti would mean having to clean up in between costing a lot of time. Something larger, perhaps string? or heavier rope?

  4. Margit

    Have a good look at Daiso. There are those types of confetti where all coming out is connected to the “base”, so you have lots of mess on first sight, but can sweep it away right away.

  5. Susan K

    When I was in England a couple of weeks ago I remembered one much-neglected weather word – ‘drizzle’! I’m not sure what action we could use for ‘drizzly’, though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Richard

    I’d quite happily have drizzle, we’ve spent the last four days in the middle of a full on typhoon in Japan!

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