-at least 5 blue magnets (blue team), 5 red magnets (red team)
-10 chopsticks (write on the end: three 1st base chopsticks, two 2nd, one 3rd, three 'out', and one 'homerun'
-appropriate questions: Anywhere from 'Do you like blue', 'spell 'Thursday', and 'Have you read today's newspaper yet?'
-chalk to draw on the board.
-an eraser for students to grab
How to play:
draw a baseball diamond on the board: 'Let's play baseball!'
establish teams: red team and blue team. Establish order of each team. the first in the order from each team come to the front of the class.
'I have a question. If you know the answer, grab the eraser' model this.
Ask students to put hands on their head and ask the question. Then, whoever grabs the eraser can answer the question. If their answer is good, they can pick a chopstick without seeing what's written on the end. Then repeat until everyone's had a turn or two or three depending on how long you play.
They go crazy over 'out!' and 'homerun!!' really sell this like a real baseball game. Move the magnets for each team and when they move to the home plate they get a point.
The initial prep is a bit much but then I can whip it out for easy and fun speaking practice any time after.
(Let me know if this is unclear, I'm bad at instructions funnily enough.)