Learning area: English
Time commitment: Beginner & Up (30 minutes to 1 hour)
Best for: Grade 5, Grade, 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Speaking and listening
This activity delightfully called, “I MUSTACHE you a question,” focuses on practicing listening comprehension and asking/responding to questions. This gameplay is simple and effective at preparing your students for a variety of social interactions and presentation speaking. There is an added benefit of using this as a creative ice breaker during the beginning of the school year or be used to practice vocabulary words in a question-and-answer format.
Teacher Instructions to give to students:
- Divide the class into groups of 2-6 students and hand a mustache to each group.
- Instruct that whoever is holding the mustache under their nose/or in their hand gets to ask the class a question to the group.
- After the “mustache” asks the question each member of the group can respond.
- The mustache then gets passed to the group member to the right.
- This continues till each member of the group has asked at least one question. Depending on the group size you may want to set a requirement for minimum questions asked.
- If you would like to use this for practicing vocabulary and sentence structure, provide your students with a list of words (and definitions) to be used in each question or answer. You can have them check off when they use the word correctly. Once they complete the list time is up.
- Paper & scissors to make mustache
- Good attitude and potentially paper and pen