Add 'Em Up

For Middle Level & Elementary • 4-8


Community Level 1 - Aquainted


Materials: None

How To Play: The leader chooses a current topic of study. A player begins by saying, "I am going (name an activity relevant to the topic) and I will be looking for (name specific examples relevant to the activity/topic)". The next player names her example and the previous players' examples. Play continues until all players have had a chance to speak.

EXAMPLE TOPIC: Sedimentary rocks
Player 1: I am going sedimentary rock collecting and I will be looking for a limestone rock.
Player 2: I am going sedimentary rock collecting and I will be looking for a sandstone rock and a limestone rock.

EXAMPLE TOPIC: Egypt
Player 1: I am going to visit early Egypt and I will be looking for a sphinx.
Player 2: I am going to visit early Egypt and I will be looking for a scarab beetle and a sphinx.

Plan for Success: Clearly name the topic of study and the activity relevant to the topic to be used in the game. To help with recall, students could take a moment to write down possible examples for the selected activity.

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Games