What’s Missing?

Online compatible : Yes - This game is easily played online. You can even cover your camera to be sure that students are not peaking as you remove cards. Make sure that students have seen every card on screen before removing one. If a card is off camera before being removed students will have no chance of remembering it.

Age group : Best played with students aged between 3 and 9.

Materials :

  • A set of flashcards of whatever you intend to practice.

Preparation time : The time required to make the flashcards.

Number of players : Ideal for groups but adaptable to single student classes.

Objective : To be the player with the most points.

Instructions :

Lay out a selection of flashcards one by one on the table. As you place each card down have students repeat the word(s) on the card after you. Indicate to the students that they must remember which cards are on the table. Once they have done this, ask them to close their eyes. After making sure their eyes are shut, remove a couple of the cards from the table and ask students to open their eyes. The students then have to guess which cards have been removed to get a point. Replace cards and repeat. The student with the highest number of points is the winner.

Jack and the Beanstalk Production

During the hieght of the coronavirus students were unable to come to classes. For the sake of those students, we recorded two reading classes, which were also performed live to any students who accessed our skype link. After the story we played a short game of "What's missing?". All materials for the activities were freely available online to download, and games and props for the production were made with cardboard.