New Game: Lucky Months & Lucky Days

I thought we’d start this term with some really easy review games to get a quick bit of fun into those returning students after the holidays.

Today is a simple no-prep game to practice either days of the week or months of the year. ย 

It’s basically a great variation on the “Unlucky 13” numbers game.ย 

In the original form …

For big classes:

Or small classes:

1. Put everyone in groups of between 2 and 10 kids (or teachers as we have here! ๐Ÿ™‚ )
2. The first person says either “1”, “2” or “3”
3. The next person continues on and can say an additional one, two or three numbers.
E.g. if the first person said “1, 2”, the second person can say either “3” or “3,4” or “3,4,5”
4. Continue around the group until one person is forced to say “13”. They are now out.
5. Start again from 2.

Today’s big twist…..



So today’s big twist is to simply do it with theย months of the year.ย ย e.g. the first person can say January or January, February, ย or January, February, March etc. ย and the person who says “December” is out! ย (Maybe they become Santa’s helpers : )

For theย  days of the weekย there are only 7 options so it’s best to let the kids say either one or two days as other wise it becomes too easy. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Do give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments!

Be genki,


P.S. ย This was another fantastic game I learnt from the ACET Teachers in Fukuoka – thank you!

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3 Responses to “New Game: Lucky Months & Lucky Days”

  1. Trevor Lawless

    Alternative is to win a point when you say the last number, day, month etc.. This way the kids are always in the game.

    I find the more dramatic “you are out” works best with some classes, but other classes prefer the “get a point” and keep playing style.


    You can always try to do this with the ordinal numbers as well, 1st to 31st. As they will also need this to tell the date.

  3. Martin

    Cool idea! I didn’t think of that. Another game in the quiver. I like the idea of awarding a point to the “unlucky” 13 or December or Saturday student…that way the kids all keep playing as opposed to most sitting and watching as we whittle down to a winner.

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