Time: 15+ minutes
1. Circle up the group, and read aloud the following Activity Challenge
Challenge: Teams of students will practice spelling words to move members through the obstacle course to score points.
2. Divide students into two teams. Explain the game to the teams.
Team A is given the word “beneficial.” Brian (in the Spelling Square) spells it correctly, and Sarah moves through the entire
course to mark a point.
Team B is given the word “meticulous.” Chris (now in the Spelling Square) spells the word as: m-e-t-i-c-o-u-l-o-u-s Since the first five letters were spelled correctly before he made a mistake, Kristen can move five sections into the course.
Now, Team A is given a chance to steal the same word. Josh spells the word: m-e-t-i-c-u-l-u-s. Since seven letters are correct, Kristen (who is still in the course) will move ahead one space for every TWO letters correct (in this case, only three spaces – no rounding up). If this gets Kristen to the end of the course, Team B wins the point. If it does not, no one wins a point, but Andrew replaces Kristen at her spot as the starting point for his team’s next word.
3. Play the game until a certain point value is won or a set time is over.
4. After the activity, move to the “Activity Discussion and Processing” section of the activity.