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Christmas Tree

Subject: Alphabet + Spelling


This game is specially designed for the last lesson before Christmas.

Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 10+

Participants Number: 6-12 players, preferably multiply to 3.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Scissors; 26 magnets; Board.

Materials: Paper of different colours; A piece of chalk / A marker.

Preliminary Preparation:  Cut 26 Christmas balls out of the paper and write the  alphabet letters on them.

Immediate Preparation (5-10 minutes). Draw a Chistmas tree on the board and attach the 'balls' to it, using the magnets. Next divide the class into 3 teams. Then start to spell a word, related to Christmas, e.g.:'W-I-N...'. The player who first shouts out:'Winter!', comes to the board and take a 'ball' for his/her team. After that, you begin to spell another word and so on. When there are no 'balls' on the 'Chistmas tree', the team make words from the 'gained' letters. While the players are preparing, wipe the 'tree' off the board and divide it into 3 parts by width.

How to Play. When the teams are ready, their 'secretaries' come to the board, attach their 'balls' at its top and write their words under them. The rivals carefully check spelling. The winner is the team to write the most words.