I handed each of the teams 2 basic items…the same amount of tin foil and pipe cleaners. Their only instructions were to come up with something creative, and work together. I love challenges that evoke both thinking and working together. I told them to get creative with their minimal supplies. Great idea to try with your students to build creativity. Read more at: http://www.housingaforest.com/pipe-cleaner-challenge/
fun game for all grades!! love it! can use cones instead of polydots to cover- since I don't have enough colors for middle school each group may only be collecting maybe 5 beanbags but that should still work.
El Juego de Correr. There are two teams. The two teams go head to head. On each team, each student gets a number (i.e.1-12). Say out loud some vocab word in English. Give them a few seconds to process, then call out a random number in Spanish (ex: tres!). The student from team 1 who is "tres" and the student from team 2 who is "tres" both run up to the board and write the translation of the vocab! Or you could have them conjugate verbs, Yo Bailar ~ they write Bailo. So clever!