General Knowledge Christmas Trees
Here’s a fun alternative to a Mariah Carey gapfill for your last lessons of the term.
Decide how many teams you’ll have in the class and cut out a tree for each one. Then for each team, cut coloured paper into a different decoration – this can be a little labour intensive, but it makes the trees pretty! Ideas are: baubles, candy canes, bells, tinsel, stars, stockings…anything festive!
Give the team the coloured paper shapes and tell them to write a general knowledge question on each – it’s probably best to brainstorm some common general knowledge questions first: sports, films, science, history, music, cookery – there are lots of options.
When the questions are ready, it’s time to play: the first time chooses another team to ask them a question; if they get it right, they stick that decoration on their tree. If not, it can pass over to other teacms and, if nobody gets it, the team which asked the question gets to keep the decoration for their own tree.
Looks great and very attractive Teresa! Maybe the questions can be on post-its so that the teacher can re-use these decorations in the future and with other classes?
Thanks, Anne! The first time I did it a couple of years ago, I drew trees on the board and then learners stuck the decorations up with blue-tac. Another option could be to have mini-whiteboards with trees on and then when learners get a question correct, they can draw on a decoration.