This game essentially works like Connect Four.
Put students into pairs or groups of three. Give each group colored slips of paper (different color for each play) to cover the boxes.
The goal is to make a line of 4 squares on the board – the first person to do this is the winner. The lines can be up, across or diagonal.
To win a square, the play must say a sentence using the phrase that matches the picture in that square or a word that is in the square.
The other players have to decide whether the sentence is correct. If it is, he/she covers the the square with his/her colored slip of paper.
Remind students that they can’t choose a square that has nothing underneath it. They must magine that you are dropping counters into the grid from the top – they fall straight to the bottom unless there is another counter underneath them.
Here is what the grid might look like:
You can download a Connect 4 Grid.