games?

Discussion in 'General Education Archives' started by Guest, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Apr 17, 2002

    Hi! I am currently a substitute teacher and I was wondering if anyone can give me some ideas on quick games that can serve as time fillers? If you have any ideas please respond. Thanks!
     
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  3. clarnet73

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    Apr 17, 2002

    One you can do (and tie in with whatever topic the kids are studying) is fruit basket upset. Everyone sits in a circle (chairs or tape marks), except for one person, probably you, in the center...person in center calls out a particular characteristic (wearing gym shoes, has been outside the country, has a dog, etc), and all those people have ot find a new seat, while the person in the center tries to find a seat. Repeat until you get sick of the game. Kids LOVE this game. You can make it work with a particular subject by whispering a particular animal, fruit, space creature, etc. to each kid and using those characteristics instead.

    Another one you can do, not sure what age you're going for, but "Two Truths and a Lie" is always a good one... you think of 2 true things about yourself and 1 false thing, tell the group, and the group has to guess what the false thing is. The wackier the better. :)

    Good luck! I'll try to think of some more. :)
     

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