|elementary school and above||English with rhythm||none||10 - 30 mins.||none|
Make groups. (6 to a team is fun.) Everyone picks an animal name. The group gets a basic rhythm, everyone tapping the desk twice, then clapping twice, then tapping and clapping. Slowly at first. The leader starts by calling out, while tapping, first their own name, then another player's name, selected randomly. (This can be used to practice any vocabulary - colors, numbers, anything. )
Example: The leader is a pig...
Pig: Pig, pig - cow, cow (then Cow becomes speaker...) tap tap clap clap Cow: Cow, cow - dog, dog (then Dog becomes speaker...) tap tap clap clap Dog: Dog, dog - cat, cat (then Cat becomes speaker...) tap tap clap clap
Play until someone messes up, then they have to drink a beer. Oops! I mean, they have to sing the alphabet or tap their head while rubbing their tummy or whatever. Start playing again until it gets boring...
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