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(Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:13:25 pm »
Hi Y'all.

One of my schools have an extremely long winter semester. My 4th graders are done with their book already so now we're just doing a lot of reviews and culture lessons. I want to give them a review activity that's NOT a bomb game because I'm tired of them and they're getting tired of bomb games as well. I'm doing stations with them, but I feel like that will grow old very quickly with them.

What other activities can I incorporate that will help them review everything? I was thinking of having 2 - 3 mini games for the class, but I feel like that'd be too much?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


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Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 12:29:42 pm »
hot potato, or something like it when the music stops they say the phrase etc...
umm, idk because i had the same issues and gave up and let them play go fish. lol


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Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 01:20:13 pm »
Big screen 'connect four'. Correctly answering team gets to place a piece. (My students love that.)


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Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 01:54:36 pm »
I have a couple of review games that actually consist of 3 mini-games I've used happily with my 3rd and 4th graders.

Go to a different site and find the YBM final review links for those books.  I wish i could be more specific...
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Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 02:07:06 pm »
I have a couple of review games that actually consist of 3 mini-games I've used happily with my 3rd and 4th graders.

Go to a different site and find the YBM final review links for those books.  I wish i could be more specific...
i wish you could be more specific too :(


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Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 02:19:41 pm »
I have a couple of review games that actually consist of 3 mini-games I've used happily with my 3rd and 4th graders.

Go to a different site and find the YBM final review links for those books.  I wish i could be more specific...
i wish you could be more specific too :(
maybe you can search google on mr c korea teach ...
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Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 02:34:44 pm »
I have a couple of review games that actually consist of 3 mini-games I've used happily with my 3rd and 4th graders.

Go to a different site and find the YBM final review links for those books.  I wish i could be more specific...
i wish you could be more specific too :(
maybe you can search google on mr c korea teach ...
i just did and signed up. I'll dig around for it. thanks


Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 06:57:22 pm »
yeah, I suppose I can do that! I think I'm focusing too much on all skills for review. It should be something fun. Thank you!

hot potato, or something like it when the music stops they say the phrase etc...
umm, idk because i had the same issues and gave up and let them play go fish. lol


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Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 07:56:55 am »
honestly my reviews were 20 minutes of review and then games of their choice.  and I tried, I really did, to make them fun! but nothing seems to please these kids.


Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2020, 02:21:42 pm »
Hi -

Stick puppets
This is a review activity of the Minitalk/Look and listen/Listen and Talk/Make a story/etc from the textbook.

1) I chose (Look and Listen) and had the class listen and repeat to them all (for the year or just half the textbok one period and the other half of the textbook for another lesson)  using the CD.
2) Hand out chopstick puppets to each pair (or 3) (puppets could just be laminated faces with a  section for holding).
3) Hand out one script (and maybe another dialog using those characters) with the English dialog and Korean translation to each pair (the Korean translation is on one of the files on the CD).  [Each pair gets a different Lesson/Unit.]
4) Give them 2-3 minutes to do the dialog with their partner.  If they finish swap puppets and do it again.
5) Pass the script to the next pair and repeat.
[I have done the chopstick puppets in class.  Some classes really enjoy it and some don't.]

Write their own song
1) Review - Play the songs for all units and sing along.
2) Students write their own song (maybe give them a reminder sheet of the key words and sentences for each chapter) using a tune the memebers in their group are familiar with (Mary had a little lamb, Happy birthday, Twinkle twinkle little star, etc)
3) Groups perform to the rest of the class.

Mad libs story
1) Give each group (pair/3s/4s) a list for them to fill out (do altogehter as a class using a ppt and some options- works better)
2) Give the story (using key sentences etc they have covered during the year) and have them complete the story.
3) Practice their roleplay in their group
4) Perform their roleplay to the class.

I have just finished my winter camp and did the following
one period - chopstick puppets roleplays
one period -  mad libs - it worked quite well - a mixed level group of students - up to 20 students.
one period - create their own song to go with their roleplay.  Then perform their roleplay with the song.  I videoed it and then they got to watch their roleplays later.

I have attached the ppt and files I used.  We use the Cheonjae textbook with 'Jello'. 




Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 02:33:45 pm »
Another activity I have done is Wordfind but I also made it into a game.
1) Give each pair/group a wordfind using words covered during the year (or on the topic of winter or ....).
2) Teacher chooses a word and calls it out.  Then counts down (fairly slowly) from about 10.  .
3) Group/pair race to find the word.  First one to find it circles it and raises their hand. 
4)  First correct team to find it gets a bonus point.
5) All correct teams get a point.


Starter Scrabble
Materials - a 'scrabble' board with a list of words used during the year at the bottom for each group
1)   Students play in groups of 3-4.
2)   Student 1 chooses a word, reads it in English, then Korean meaning, then use it in a sentence.  Write it on the board one letter in each square. [Cross out the word you used.  Each word can only be used once.]
3)   Student 2 chooses a word that will connect (has a letter in common with) the previous word (English, Korean, sentence) and write it on the board.
4)   Student 3 chooses a word that has a letter in common with one of the words on the board.  (English, Korean, sentence.  And write it)
5)   Take turns writing a word on the board.
6)   Score one point for each letter you use.  If you write a letter on the * you get 2 points. [Only 1 point if you use a * that is already on the board.]
OR  Giving one point for each letter you write in (2 points if the letter is on an *) gives higher scores and encourages students to use the longer words.
7)   Words can be down or across not diagonal.  Decide before playing if you will allow words to be spelt backwards (personally I would not do this but I didn't specify when the students played and let them do it)
8)   Traditionally Crosswords and Scrabble (a game) use uppercase letters.
[I didn't worry too much if the words were adjacent to other words.  It was quite a slow game but the students seemed to quite enjoy it - looking for the words)

At the end of the time I asked who the winners were.  I also collected the sheets and counted how many words (or how many letters) were used to determine the winning team.

The attached files were using a Christmas theme but it is easily adapted to any theme - just change the words.



Re: (Elementary) Non-Bomb game review activities?
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 08:41:47 am »
Oh wow, thank you for all the suggestions!! I'll definitely incorporate them in my classes! <3