As I said in my previous post, I really love using games with my English Language Learners! This week we tried a new game called Skip-Bo Junior. Wow! My kids had a blast with the game and much laughter was heard in the room. My older students (upper elementary) especially got into the game. You would have thought we were in Las Vegas or something!
Skip-Bo Junior is wonderful game for teaching the concept of sequence, especially numerical sequence. We discussed "sequence" before the game and we came up with examples (alphabetical order, months of the year, days of the week and numerical sequence of one through 10).
But, I had to laugh at the comment of one of my older students! After we had talked about the rules of the game and reinforced the idea of numerical sequence of 1-10, Pretty Nails Girl looked at me and piped up.
"Mrs. Gumby! Are we learning vocabulary words???"
Oh yes, my dear...Mrs. Gumby is sneaky that way! Heh, heh, heh!
In Skip-Bo Junior, each player is dealt a stockpile of cards and then attempts to win by playing all the cards on building piles in numerical sequence from #1 through #10. The first player to get rid of all of their stockpile cards first wins! Skip-Bo Junior is great fun for ages 5 and up, and comes with simplified game rules and appealing, kid-themed graphics.