Simon Says Draw!

This is a great listening & giving instructions activity. It's also a bit of fun. :) Without letting the students see your work, draw and call out instructions for them to copy. Try to make some instructions more specific than others. Also throw in a few instructions that don't begin with 'Simon Says' to see how carefully the students are listening! Eg - Simon says draw a large blue rectangle - Simon Says to draw eyes towards the top of the rectangle - Draw a yellow oval in the bottom right hand corner of the rectangle - Simon says to draw orange spikes coming out from the top of the rectangle - Simon says to draw a green triangle in the centre of the rectangle When you've finished your drawing get everyone to reveal their pictures. Who had the same picture? Who didn't? Discuss which instructions were the easier or

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One Word

This is a great filler activity if you have a few minutes until the bell goes. It also helps students practice story telling, their oral language and logical thinking. -Students sit in a circle or, if they're at their desks, determine which order they'll be going in. - Each person says one word and the next person adds to it, and so on and so on, and it turns into a story. - For example, Grace says "The," Sam says "mouse," and Tom says "tiptoed." It's a simple concept but it requires that everyone pays attention, so that they follow the story, and don't say a word that doesn't fit in or make sense. This game can go for as long or as short as you like! For an added challenge you can set a topic, setting, theme or genre. (Eg: A mystery, set at the zoo, involving monkeys.) If

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