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Originally submitted by Patrick Bickford on June 18, 2008.
-The name of the game comes from the X's & O's used in writing letters to signify a hug and kiss. Therefore, this would be a great mini-cultural lesson to explain to your students before starting the game.
- This game reviews a myriad of nouns but only two verbs: like and play. However, the attachment can easily be changed and adapted to your needs.
- Have the class make pairs and give a game board to each pair.
- Review the nouns on the game board:
- Horizontal nouns: snow, TV, Mr. Fuji, Hello Kitty, Bob Sapp, Ai-chan, Asashoryu
- Vertical nouns: the guitar, softball, basketball, Janken, volleyball, table tennis (ping-pong), the piano, baseball, bingo
- Have the pairs play janken and the winner chooses the 'hug' or 'kiss' mark and starts the game.
- Play begins with a student making two sentences, a 'play' and a 'like' sentence: "I play the guitar. I like snow," and then they write their hug/kiss mark into that box.
- The object of the game, just like Tic-Tac-Toe, is to draw 3 (or 4) of your marks in a straight horizontal, vertical or diagonal line. If the student accomplishes this, they receive one point, which they mark at the bottom of their worksheet.