Fun and easy game to put together. Students have to answer the 5 questions on the strip of paper before the time is up. You can adjust the time depending on class and level but 15 seconds seems to be a good start for many levels.
Type out various questions on a sheet of paper and cut out the questions intro strips. Some examples of questions include:
5 words that start with A
5 words that start with B
5 words …. ” ” through Z
5 things you can find in a castle
5 things you can find in this room
5 things you can find in.. ” ”
5 things that are color red
5 things that are color ” ”
5 things that rhyme with bad
5 things that rhyme with ” ”
After, put the questions in a bag. Split your class into two teams and call up a student. Once the student is at the front of the class, tell the student to reach into the bag and pull out a slip. Have the student reads out their category out loud. As soon as the student is done reading, the time starts. The student has 15 seconds to answer the question. If the student can not give 5 examples of the question, the following team sends up their next member to try. The following member can use the same answers as the other team but must add more answers to complete all 5 questions.
To make it more exciting, use a timer that all students can see. If you can, project the timer or use your phone but make sure the students (especially the one thinking of the answers) can see it.