The game is called “Fishbowl.”
1) Ss get 3 pieces of paper.
2) They must write down three subjects – one on each piece of paper.
The subject must be popularly known.
For instance, “roller skates”, “Darth Vader”, “rhinoceros”.
You may want to check for duplicates and have students choose something else without telling other what the duplicate was.
3) The kids fold the paper and throw in the bucket.
4) Divide into teams. Determine who goes first.
5) First team has one member start. This part is like “Family Feud.”
6) Set the timer to one-minute.
7) Start the timer, student has one minute to grab a folded paper w/subject.
8) During this first round, Ss can only describe the subject – but CANNOT say the written subject or physically act anything out.
9) If the student’s team guesses correctly – student puts correctly guessed slip into a team pile – and next team member pulls another folded slip.
It’s important to involve each team member as much as possible, so one clue = one student.
10) If they fail to guess correctly, they get stuck and waste the minute.
11) The opposing team should NOT shout out guesses, but they should listen closely in case they get the same folded slip of paper.
12) The teams alternate until all slips are gone. Teams count up the sum of their correctly guessed slips. Tally.
13) The next round is drawing, but no writing or sound-making.
14) The next round is silent charades.
15) The next round is allowing the student to only emit ONE sound – not a word, just a sound. The student can repeat the sound as often as possible, but cannot alter the originally uttered sound.
After these four rounds, the game is done, and you are ready to tally and announce the winner!
You’d be surprised how much fun this could be and how animated people can get – enjoy!