New Game: Lightning Jump

Simple quick game from Mido today.

1. Put the kids into 2 groups.

1. Give each group a set (or sets for larger groups) of Β minicardsΒ from today’s lesson, they divide them up between themselves with at least one card each.

2. Everyone in the class shouts out today’s question. Β The teacher says “sorry?” so they have to say it louder!

3. The teacher does a dramatic pause and then ……. choosesΒ one answer from today’s lesson (put the “words 2” from the software on the board to remind you what they are) and shouts it out.


4. The kids who have this card have to jump up, lighting fast, hold up their card and repeat what the teacher said!

5. Fastest kid gets a point for their team!

Keep the pace nice and fast and this turns into a fantastic game!

What do you think? Β Do let us know in the comments!


Richard Graham

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4 Responses to “New Game: Lightning Jump”

  1. Mark Armstrong

    This sounds like a wicked game. I’ll give a try in the next couple of weeks and let you know how it works out. Thanks Richard!

  2. Liora

    I tried this game in 2nd and 3rd grade- it was amazing!The kids didn’t want to stop playing:-)
    Thanks Richard and Mido!

  3. Janet Gray

    My only concern is what do you do if the WRONG kid jumps up. I guess you’d take away a point for their team????

  4. Richard

    Yep, or one to the opposition!

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