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Swat That Spot

May 11, 2005

I can't take the credit for dreaming up this game, having learned it at a family and consumer science conference. My students love reviewing for tests this way. You need to purchase 2 new fly swatters (the plastic handle ones are the best). On a wipe off board or chalk board draw horizontal and vertical lines similar to a Jeopardy board. Write the answers to the review questions in the squares, usually the fewer words the better. Divide the class into two teams. Each member gets their chance to go up to the board against a member from the other team. The teacher reads the question and the two students at the board search for the right answer and swat it. The first swatter there gets the point! Don't mark off the squares that have already been answered since that makes the last few questions too easy to find. I have used this for nutrition, sewing, etiquette, child development and parenting. I could see it being used for vocabulary words, math facts, etc.


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