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 General GameSpoon Race

SUBMITTED BY: Brent Badger

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: A general game on the site


DATE ADDED: Oct 10, 2009


  Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)ÓHandicapped ClassesÖ


15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: A-balancing-a-marble-in-a-spoon race.



  • Spoons: Enough for each team.
  • Marbles or ping-pong balls: Enough for each team.



  1. After explaining the vocabulary or grammar point, divide the class into teams. Make sure each team has an equal number of students.
  2. Make sure the class is pushed into the centre of the room. There should be enough room around the teams that there is a 'race track' area around the sides of the classroom so the students can run.
  3. Hand out a ball and spoon for each team.
  4. The objective for each student is to run the circumfrence of the classroom once and return to their seat while balancing a ball in their spoon. When they pass you on the way they have to answer your question or identify your flashcard. If they can, they can continue their circuit. If they can`t they have to wait by you till they do. I encourage them to get hints from their teammates.
  5. When they finish their lap, they hand the ball and spoon off to another student. They do their lap.
  6. When one team has all their students finished they win.



  • If the students aren`t that genki, allow the runners to hit the arm of the other runners. Be careful it doesn`t get out of control.

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