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Ready, Aim, Fire!

For the activity, you'll need flashcards or circular paper plates, paper cups and a toy gun with fire rubber sucker darts.

In a nutshell, your students will be aiming at flashcards or words you say with the gun and trying to hit them for points!


You must have seen those little toy pistols before in shops that fire little rubber darts with sucker tips, right? Well, the next time you pass a little toy shop, then pick one up so you can play this cool flashcard game!

Review your flashcards as a whole class, then divide your class into small teams. Set up a little target range in your class by putting a few chairs at the back of the classroom and putting flashcards on the chairs.

You can use paper cups or tables to have targets at different heights. If you are teaching reading, then you can write simple words or letter sounds on paper plates instead.

When you are ready, give each student three shots. They must call out the word of any flashcard they hit and award one point for one successful hit. Keep rotating until every child has had a turn. The team with the most points is the winner!

Stu's Tip: Never, never, never leave the toy gun in the room during break time. Make sure you are in the room at all times and take the toy with you during break and at the end of class. Be a responsible teacher.