Bang Bang

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!

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