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Crocodile

Subject: Vocabulary + Spelling

 

This is an adopted version of the well-known eponymous game.

Skills: Listening, Speaking.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 7-9 y.o.

Number of Participants: 6-10 players.

Time: 25-30 minutes.

Place: Playground.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: A piece of chalk.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation. (3-5 minutes). First draw a river so wide that the players can easily jump over it. Next put them in a line ‘on one bank’ and stand yourself ‘on the other’, playing the crocodile.

How to Play. The children call out to you: 'Who can cross the river, Mister Crocodile?' You answer, e.g.: 'Someone whose name begins with the letter ‘V'!’. The players, whose names begin with the said letter, jump ‘on the opposite bank’. After that, the players again ask you the same question and you answer, e.g.: 'Someone who's wearing something orange!' and so on. The round lasts as long as the only player remains ‘on the other bank’. He/she acts as a crocodile in the next round. The game lasts as long as each child, at least once, plays the crocodile.
Other possible answers:
- Someone who's 7 years old (8 years old, etc);
- Someone who was born in July (in winter, etc);
- Someone whose name has got 7 letters (the letter O, etc);
- Someone who's got green eyes (blond hair, etc);
- Someone who's wearing a cap (glasses, etc).