When I have time at the end of class, I like to play “blofear” with my students. I really like it because you can use it with verbs, vocabulary and almost any concept.
Here’s what you need:
-popsicle sticks with your students names on them divided in two groups
-2 equal groups
Here’s how you play:
1. Ask each side their own questions. Students may not talk to their peers and may not use their notes. When asking a group a question, students stand up if they know the answer.
2. Someone on the opposite side will randomly pull a popisicle stick from the side whose question it is.
- If the person whose name gets called is standing and knows the answer, he/she gets a point for everyone standing on their side.
- If the person whose name gets called is standing and does NOT know the correct answer, he/she LOSES a point for everyone standing on their side.
- If the person whose name gets called is not standing, then another popsicle stick is drawn.
Here’s where we get the name of the game. Students can chose to be risky, bluff and stand up hoping that their popsicle stick will not be called. Remember that their team gets a point for everyone standing as long as the person who is called gets the answer right. However, if they are bluffing and get called on, then their team loses those points.