Easter games in the classroom!
The idea is that we present different Easter traditions (and they exist – nearly every country is celebrating it differently) to the children.
An Example: I gave the children a text about Easter traditions in Austria and they wrote down questions and answers about our Easter customs in groups. They did it in one hour, in the next hour we presented the questions to all the others – waited if they could answer it (of course they could – it is our country). In the next lesson they wrote down a text about Easter. Then put this text plus the questions and the answers in a word doc while the pupils will create a board-game.
It should be finished by the 10th of March. You send the docs to me or upload them online. Then I will send you all docs per Mail back. Easter is celebrated – even I didn’t know that – after Easter as well (so Easter is from the 23rd March – 1st of May). So we have enough time. You can also play the games AFTER the Easter holidays with the children.
So the doc should be like:
1st page: some simple and short sentences about how you celebrate Easter (Very simple!!! It should be the introduction – teacher reads it to children – and the solution when children are playing the game they find the answer in the text!)
2nd page: teacher writes how to play the game for other schools (just a short description)
3rd and more pages: the games
I have attached some ideas how to create Easter games:
• Happy Families with 4 cards that go together
• Memory with 2 cards to pick up, or 4 cards (Picture + Text, Text A + Text B, Question – Answer)
• Domino (Picture + Text, Text A + Text B, Question – Answer)
• Colour in colourful (Questions+2 Answers with numbers, right answer is to colour a picture)
• Colour in (Questions+2 Answers with numbers, right answer is to colour a picture)
• Black Peter (Question and answer cards plus one “black Peter”)
• Multiple Choice answer sheets
• Fill in text with gaps
• Cut the text in stripes – pupils bring them into the correct order
• Hang the info up with sallow tape on the wall, pupils read it and fill in their answer sheet
• Board games like ludo (when you are at field “X” you have to take a card, where 5 points is written, and you have to answer the question correctly otherwise you will go 5 back or if you can you move 5 forward)
If you have more ideas – please send them to me, or “invent” a game but describe it on the 2nd page thoroughly.
- Subjects: Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Ethics, European Studies, Geography, History, History of Culture, Informatics / ICT, Language and Literature, Media Education, Philosophy / Logic, Religion
- Languages: EN
- Pupil's age: 5 - 17
- Tools to be used: e-mail, Other software (Powerpoint, video, pictures and drawings)
- Aims: to be aware of the differnt Easter traditions in Europe
- Work process:
- Expected results: 3 pages of a word doc