I’m always looking for ways to reinvent materials that I already have in new and interactive ways. Many times we as teachers don’t need to reinvent the wheel, we just have to find new ways to spin it. This is a quick set-up activity that requires almost no prep and gives students numerous opportunities to practice saying colors and numbers in the target language. There is also an opportunity for students to practice some simple math.
- Students play in groups of 2-4 and lay out the cards with the numbers facing down.
- Each player takes a turn choosing two cards, they do not have to match in number or color. The player then says the two colors and the two numbers.
- Depending on the math level of the students, the play can either add the numbers together and say the total or multiply them. He/She then puts the cards aside and records the sum.
- After each player takes a turn, he/she adds to their total. Once all the cards are used the player with the highest total wins.