Get It & Get It Across: Science
FOCUS GAMES EXAMPLE PAGE
• Colours go Crazy
You will need a set of coloured pens or colour
swatches if you are working with younger children to
act as memory aids. Older children should be able to
remember their colours but if you don’t think they
will you can include colour pens/swatches for them
too.Older students may also enjoy thinking of an
alliterative adjective to go with their colour e.g
raving red, yummy yellow etc.
activity leader calls out two colours and whoever
has chosen those colours jump across the circle and
change places. When the leader call ‘Colours go
Crazy’ everyone jumps into the middle of the circle
and change places.
The Sniffy Game
You will need some beakers/bottles of strong
smelling liquids/foods, e.g strong black coffee,
perfume, bath crème/liquid soap, air
freshener/diffuser, orange segments, sliced banana.
You will need a blindfold if the children have
difficulty closing their eyes or are tempted to
pupil takes a turn to identify what’s in a
beaker/bottle by smell.
You will need two
copies of pictures/photographs for the words in your
chosen category. You can use this game to review
vocabulary covered previously, e.g body parts, plant
parts, reptiles, common materials etc Cover one of
each picture/photo pair with self-stick notes and
place the other on the table so the child can see
activity leader starts by showing the photos and
says the category word, for example, this is about
the human body – parts of the human body. See here
on these photos there are different parts of the body – leg, arm,
neck, feet, chest, hand. The activity leader then
takes off the self-stick ....
to return to the GIGIA