Pictionary is a wonderful game to review vocabulary in a fun way.
Create a list of vocabulary terms or print a ready-made lone. Write words of your choice on the cards depending on the level of the students you teach.
Divide the class into 3-4 groups of students.
Send one student from each group to board to get the first word.
After your signal they start drawing the concept on the board. Set a time limit (30 seconds). Remember the Pictionary rules: no verbal clues, letters or numbers.
The groups try to guess the word. Keep track of the score. Let other teams guess the word if the original team is unsuccessful, giving them the chance to take each other’s points.
6. Play again.
1. Speed Pictionary
Student at the board has a set of cards with words to draw. The team has one minute to guess as many words during this time as they can.
2. Category Pictionary
Make 3 sets of 5 cards: set 1 is for easy words, set 2 for difficult, set 3 for very difficult. Write words of your choice on the cards depending on the level of the students you teach.
Here are some examples:
Easy: a tree, a fence, an apple
Difficult: to swim, to hug, to overcome
Very difficult: happiness, freedom, exciting
Each category has a number of points: 1 – easy, 2 – difficult, 3 – very difficult.