This fun game will encourage students to think ‘outside-the-box’ and draw on a range of subject knowledge.
Resources: pieces of paper, pens/pencils and a list of subject-specific categories e.g. Earth and Space (topic): rocks, landforms, weather, and solar system (categories).
Game: Split students into small groups and ask them to note down the categories on their pieces of paper. Choose a letter (A-Z) at random and give students 1-2 minutes (depending on how many categories) to think of a word for each category, beginning with that letter. Once the time is up, allocate points for unique answers, i.e. if two teams write down the same word for a category then neither get any points. Repeat the game with different letters.
Example: Letter M – Topic: Earth and Space
Solar System: Mars
Alternative: If your class only has a small number of students then they could fill in the categories individually, rather than working in teams.