If you're looking for something to do in class on the first day of class, or even in the first couple weeks... or anytime, this is an activity that will help the students engage with each other, use genuine language, and learn a bit about each other. Turning it into a guessing game with points will get them involved even more!
Create your own rules and adapt the game play and categories for your class and your style.
Possible adaptations could be:
- each partner gets up to 3 guesses per word
- the partners go back-and-forth until the first one answers correctly
- award points
- create a story based on your partner's words.
Be flexible and use several adaptations if the students are enjoying the activity
Easter Egg Lesson:
Community - This is abstract enough that students usually feel comfortable letting loose a bit during this activity. Sometimes, you'll get some real moments during this.
Fluency Expression - Take time to teach "You'll never guess". Include that it's usually followed up by a 'W' word. (Ex. You'll never guess who I saw today.)
Have more time.