NEW to Mrs Mactivity! This Zoo Barrier Game works really well during social distancing too.
A fantastic space barrier game to help pupils with:
- speaking and listening
- turn taking
- developing social skills
- giving clear information
- receiving instructions
- vocabulary, describing words and nouns
- positional language
- collaborative working
- and more!
What are barrier games?
Barrier games are a form of information gap activity that allow children to follow and receive verbal instructions. When playing barrier games the children will practise vocabulary linked to: colour, size and position.
How to play barrier games
You will need:
- two copies of both the baseboards
- chosen individual images (prior to starting this activity, the adult should chose the individual images to enable the intended vocabulary to be practised).
How to play:
- Player one and player two to sit opposite each other with a barrier between them.
- Player one to organise the individual images on their baseboard.
- Player one to then give verbal step-by-step instructions to describe each image and explain where it is placed on the board so player two can set up their scene in the same way.
- Player two to listen to and follow the directions to place the described images on their baseboard.
- When all of the images have been positioned, remove the barrier to check if the scenes match.
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