Nouns & Adjectives Game
A very popular game to help revise nouns
face each other with the rest of the class acting as referees.
One child starts by saying a noun. The other responds with an
adjective that fits that noun, e.g. "Chair," followed by, "Comfy."
Then the first child says another noun and the second child
responds, again, with an adjective that goes with it. The game
continues until either child loses. The child that wins stays
up and faces a new challenger. The winning child must now take
on the opposite role. So if they said nouns before they are
now adjectives and vice versa.
A child loses
- they take
too long to answer a question;
- they say,
"erm," before answering;
- they repeat
a word that has already been said in the round by either child;
- they say
an incorrect word (one that either isn't a noun or adjective
or an adjective that doesn't fit).
My last three
classes have all loved this game. Sometimes I thinks it's the
only way they remember the difference between nouns and adjectives!
I've been making the game more varied
and interesting by trying some different variations on the rules.
The basic rules remain the same but try out some of these.
Colours etc. - Make them think of a
different selection of adjectives by banning a certain type of
adjective, colours for examples.
colours etc. - Focus on a particular
type of adjective by only allowing that type of adjective to be
in this room / Only things in this room - Children
are allowed to only say things that are (or aren't in the other
variation) in the room. You could also add a real adjectives
rule... in that the adjective that describes the noun must
fit the object in the room.
repetitions - Set the rule that not
only must there be no repetitions during the course of each round
but also no repetitions during the course of the whole session.
Encourages attention paying!
Nouns & Adjectives - My favourite
new rule variation. The game now involves three people. It plays
almost the same as before with each of the three taking it in
turns. i.e. The first person says a noun, e.g. table. The second
person responds with an adjective, e.g. brown. The third person
now needs to say a noun but that noun must fit the adjective that
has come before it, e.g. hair. Then the first person has a go
again and must follow with an adjective that fits that noun, e.g.
long. Then the second person goes. Again they must follow the
adjective (long) with a noun that goes with it, e.g. ruler.
are also good for differentiation. You could set different rules
for each person.