You will need:
A deck of cards
An imaginary line
Scatter the cards face down so students can’t see them.
Ask the students to line up in decided teams (by them or you).
The instructions for the game:
The learners one at a time have to go to the cards on the floor and turn ONE card over – the aim is to have all the cards lined up in order ACE being 1 – to KING on the other side of the line by the end of it.
The point is that they will not figure this out immediately and wont be able to for a while. So start with at least 5 minutes, then they may work out that they can line the cards up face down on the other side of the line, with one person co-coordinating the team – then turn them over to reveal the correct order of the cards.
Although this seems complex it’s not that difficult once you give it a go… also you can add to and subtract from the rules as you go along.
For example I used this as an activity for teaching Health and Social Care – communication – I added the rule that they were not allowed to speak throughout.
Also for Public Services – I added the rule that the ‘natural’ leaders had to follow and the quietest had to lead.
So you can change and add as you wish! Give it a go its a great way to build teams and establish understanding 🙂
Thanks to Flickr- Creative Commons- fdecomite for the featured image on this post.