Easy vocab building games 1 – Memory

This game is good fun for the last 15 minutes of Period 6 on Friday afternoon! It involves everyone, teaches important subject vocabulary and it’s enjoyable.

1. Give each student 2 blank pieces of paper. The pieces of paper must be identical (ie. all white, or all blue, no printing on either side).

2. Ask students to write an important vocab word from your topic on both pieces of paper. Writing should be large enough to read from a distance.

eg. rainforest, rainforest

or canopy, canopy

3. Put students in groups of around 6 students. Shuffle the words and place them face down on the floor.

4.  A student chooses two pieces of paper and turns them over.

eg.                                               rainforest

canopy

5. If the words don’t match, the student turns over the words so they are face down again.

6. The next student chooses 2 pieces of paper.

eg.                                     rainforest

rainforest

If the words match, the student picks up the words and gains 1 point. The student writes the word on the board while the other students in the group spell the word together in syllables. The students say the syllable first, then the letters in the syllable like this:

rain

r

a

i

n

fo

f

o

rest

r

e

s

t

 
 

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