A great fun game for revising any topic you can think of!
Game Type: Revision
Recommended Ages: 6+
Number Of Players: Whole class
Equipment Required: Paper and blu-tak
Where To Play: Indoor
Duration: 10 minutes
How To Play
Step One: Write the facts you want your students to practise on paper (A4 is fine) and blu-tak them to the walls of the room. For example, if you are practising the six times tables, write the number facts on the paper. I usually do this prior to the lesson commencing.
Step Two: Choose two students to stand up and hold their fingers like an old six-shooter in a western movie.
Step Three: Ask the students your question. For example, what is six multiplied by six?
Step Four: The first student to point at the correct answer on the wall with their six-shooter and say ‘bang bang’ is the winner. The winner remains standing and a new challenger is selected to stand up and play.
Automatic Retire: A student who wins three contests in a row is named ‘sheriff’ and two new students are selected to play.
Fisherman: Instead of saying ‘bang bang’, the students pretend to hold a fishing line and go ‘zzzz’ like a fishing line being cast then the answer to the question.
Bomb: Each student holds a piece of paper, this is their ‘bomb’. To answer a question, the student throws their ‘bomb’ at the correct answer and says it out loud.
Suggested Revision Topics For Bang Bang:
– Numeracy – Number facts
– Literacy – Spelling and homophones
– Languages – Vocabulary
Thank you to Evan Terry-Whyte for introducing me to Bang Bang!