### Number Slaps

##### Students practice saying numbers 1 to 13 in a card game.

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Originally submitted by Sara Williams on Oct 13, 2009.

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

• After dividing the students into groups of about four, give each group a set of playing cards and have them divide the cards equally (without looking at them).
• On the board, write A=1, J=11, Q=12, K=13.
• Quickly review numbers 1-13 with students.
• Students take turns flipping over their top card, and saying the number displayed.
• Keep doing this, going around the circle in turn.
• If the same card comes up again, the first student to slap the card pile and yell "numbers" wins those cards.
• The winner is the student who gains all the cards, or has the most cards when game time is over.

VARIATIONS:

• To make it harder, students can also snap on number sequences. For example, if a six is laid down, and then a seven or a five is put down, they can snap.
• You can use this activity for months of the year by nominating a number for each month (A= January, 5=May)
• Make your own set of playing cards and use them for vocabulary practice.

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

• Do a demonstration with the JTE/ALT so the students understand.

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

• Some groups will forget or not not bother to say the English, and instead just wait for the slap.

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Estimated time: 30 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

July 15, 2019