Suggested games to play with our mini cards
SUGGESTED GAMES TO PLAY WITH OUR MINI CARDS
Play either as a whole class activity or in small groups with a child as Caller in each group. Text cards to be used at the teacher’s discretion according to ability.
Children lay out 4 picture cards face up on their desk. The Caller calls out cards randomly. Players turn over the card if it is called out.
The winner is the first one to turn over all his/her cards.
DOUBLE BINGO (depending on Topic)
Make a picture grid of another set of vocabulary eg means of transport with town cards, Weather with clothes cards, days
of week with sports etc.
Children place 4 cards randomly on grid.
Caller makes more complex sentence eg Je vais à l’école en autobus. (town cards + transport grid) Children turn card
over if they have the right card on the correct transport picture. First to turn over 4 cards is the winner.
Play with 2-3 players using 1or 2 sets of cards.
Children take it in turns to turn over 2 cards, attempting to find matching text and image. If they succeed, they have another turn.
The winner is the one with the most cards at the end of the game.
Players lay out all their picture cards (the less confident could still use the text cards as well)
The teacher begins by slowly calling out 2 or 3 cards, which the children must pick up in the same order.
With each subsequent round the teacher increases both the number of cards and the speed while the children learn to listen and retain the words in order to pick them up in the correct sequence. As they fall out in each round, they could join forces with others who are still in.
The winners are those who have managed to stay in until the end (all 10 cards in the right sequence). The children LOVE this game.
3 players per group
4 cards per child (image only).
Each player in turn asks child of his choice for a card. If the player does have it, he must hand it over and player A keeps asking for more cards until he asks someone who doesn’t have the card. Play then passes to the next child and child A picks a card from the stack.
Good opportunity for social niceties.. désolé, merci, s’il te plaît; voilà etc
The winner is the one with the most cards at the end.
EVER INCREASING LIST
Whole class or small groups
First player chooses a card from the images displayed on his desk and says (using town cards as an example) “A Paris il y a une gare!”
Second player repeats and adds one more : “A Paris il y a une gare et une piscine.!” etc.
The class can build up their own list with their own cards as an aide-mémoire while the teacher displays the appropriate flashcard. The final challenge is to recite the entire list from memory in the right order (the teacher can display the flashcards out of sight of the player so that everyone can check his progress)
Usual rules, but get the children to say what’s on each card as they lay it down.
Shout “BATAILLE!” if a matching pair is turned over.