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Matching Board Game


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Matching Board Game


Objective(s):

By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

·     read and match words and pictures.

Target Language:

Phonetic words from year 1 and year 2

Time needed for preparation:

45 minutes

Time needed in class:

5 minutes

Level:

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Language Focus:

Reading

Activity Use:

Assessment
Practice
Production

Pupil Task:

Individual
Pair Work
Group Work

Which learning institute:

School

Materials:

picture board, bottle tops with words written on.

Procedure before class:

1.       Prepare the board with your selected pictures.
2.       Print and laminate.
3.       Write the words on the bottle tops and store in a jar or bag. 

 

Procedure in class:

1.       Arrange the pupils into mixed ability groups.
2.       Give them a board and set of bottle tops.
3.       Set a time limit of 1 minute. Use a bell to signal start/stop.
4.       Students have 1 minute to match words and pictures by placing bottle top on the picture.
5.       Whichever group matches the most words and pictures correctly is the winner.

 

Follow Up:

Students can do individual matching worksheets on their own.

You can do a mini spelling test of the words on the board. 

Variations:

Fast finishers can play the game on their own when they’ve finished their work.

Tips:

To collect the bottle tops more quickly ask students to bring them in from home.


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