Yesterday, I played this well-known game in Argentina called Tutti-frutti. Each student gets a piece of paper, a clipboard (if you are deskless) and a pencil. The first few times we play, I choose the categories, later on, you can have your older students choose them. So, my categories were: Name, Color, Action, Food, Animal. There is always a thin column for points. The teacher says Ready, set, go and the students have to write down one word IN SPANISH in each column. Spelling doesn't count and I don't check. The first kid that finishes yells STOP and everyone else has to stop writing. They can finish a word if they have already started writing it. The next part goes slow until they catch up. Ask the person who yelled STOP what they wrote under NAME. Ask everyone else if anyone wrote that same name. If only one person wrote that name , she/he writes a 10 next to the word. If someone else wrote the same name, all who have the same response write 5 next to it. Keep calling students until everyone has either 5 or 10 or 0 next to the words in each column. Have students add up their points, write them in the P column and then draw a line across the paper so you can play again.
Today I did this activity from SpanishSpot with Kindergarten. I printed the boys and girls , enough for my Kindergarten class. I asked them to choose one and color the clothes. Then, I asked them to write the name of their character on the paper. As they finished they brought their drawings to the board and I put them up with some sticky tack. Next, as I pointed to the pictures, the owner of each one of them said the name of the character out loud. I explained that I was going to choose one of the characters and that they had to ask yes/no questions until they figured out who I was thinking of. I wrote on the board ¿Es un chico? ¿Es una chica? ¿lleva _____ ______? I have a poster with the clothes names under my board to help out with vocab. Then we played! As the questions were answered, I took down the pictures that did not fit the category until we guessed who I was thinking of. The whole class was engaged!