Finger Twister

Students practice the days of the week by playing Twister using their fingers.

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Originally submitted by Kevin Chang on January 6, 2009.


  • FingerTwister attachments: There is a game board and cards. As for the cards, you will need duplicate the finger cards on the worksheet into the blank cells of the table. I purposely didn't do this to reduce the size of the attachment. Also, this activity was designed for a small class size. For bigger classes, split the class into groups of four and make sure each group receives a game board.


  • After handing out the game board, start by drawing a finger card and calling it out. Then, draw a days of the week card and call it out. The students then put the called fingers on the corresponding circles. Finally, they form an appropriate sentence: "I have science class on Wednesday."
  • Game ends when their fingers get sore or the students slip their finger. I enjoy watching the students sore up their fingers. What can I say...I'm morbid :).


  • If you can, make it life size game board, then they can really play Twister.


  • The students need to know the school subjects before you can play this game.
  • It is good to teach the the names of each finger in English: Thumb, index, middle, ring and pinky. It's also important to note and to probably teach your students that you don't use your middle finger in Western societies.


  • I tried not to be so stringent on the rules, its actually quite tiring on the fingers!



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Estimated time: 15-30 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

January 14, 2020


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