I remember playing Heads Up Seven Up in third grade and LOVING it! But, since when is there time to just play a game for the sake of playing a game? There is always something to be teaching or reviewing. Today I decided that I would edit the Heads Up Seven Up game a little bit so that I could use it as a review game in my classroom! It went over really well! The kids were really good and loved it!
I started by picking three students to come to the front of the classroom. Everyone else put their heads down on their desk. I would then ask a review question (synonyms, antonyms, homophones, long and short vowel sounds, same vowel sounds, contractions etc.) The students with their heads down on their desks would then put their thumb up if they knew the answer to the question. I pointed to one of my three students at the front, the student I pointed to went and put someones thumb down and came back to the front. Everyone put their heads up. The person who had their thumb put down would answer the question and then guess who had put their thumb down. If they guessed right they got to go to the front and the person who had put their thumb down went back to their own seat. If they guessed wrong then the person who had put their thumb down got to stay at the front. You can play as many or as few rounds as you want!
If you play with your students be sure to let me know how it goes!
Have a great week!