Three, Five, Seven

Online compatible : No

Age group : Best played by students aged between 6 and 10

Materials :

  • A deck of playing cards

Preparation time : None

Number of players : Best played in groups of 3 or more students

Objective : To be the player ending the game with the most cards.

Instructions :

Divide the whiteboard into 4 columns. Write 1,2, and 4 in the first column, 6, 8, and 9 in the second, 10 and Jack in the third, and queen and king in the fourth. Write phrases that you wish to practice in each of the columns underneath what you have just written. On your playing surface lay down the playing cards facedown in a ring shape and gather your students around the cards. Each turn a student takes a card from the ring, turns it over and places it face up in the centre of the ring. If the card is one of the numbers or characters wrttin in a column, the student must say the phrase beneath, and play continues with subsequent players placing their cards over the first. If the card is either a 3, a 5, or a 7, all students race to touch that card. The first player to touch the card keeps all cards from the pile. The winner is the player with the most cards.