This activity can work very well when teachers would like to make a random name call, or when nobody feels like volunteering to answer the teacher’s question or prompts.
It works like this:
1 Give students the topic topic of the day, for example, fruits.
2 Ask students to draw two hearts on their hand (either left or right).
3 Ask students to think of a fruit which is NOT a banana, an orange or an apple 🙂
4 In the first heart, ask students to write down the name of the fruit inside.
5 In the second heart, ask students to write down the name of their partner.
6 Ask students to hold and raise their fist (the one with the heart drawings)
7 Tell students that the teacher will randomly call out the name of a fruit (for example, mango), and if the student has it on their hand, they will say ‘BOOM!’ and show their hand open.
8 Teacher asks: ‘You’ve got mango? Congratulations! Who’s your partner?’ Students answers ‘Yes, I have mango. Mai is my partner!’.
9 Teacher congratulates Mai – the lucky person 🙂
10 Student Mai then does the task or answer the question given.