Swat Meet (all grades)
Author: Ron Seim, Columbus Tustin Middle Schoo, California
Objective: To review given information before a test
Materials and Preparation: 2 fly swatters
Student Grouping: 2 teams
The Play: Three or four answers are written in boxes on a poster or on the whiteboard. (example: three or four Pharaohs)
One student is to be assigned as scorekeeper
One player from each team comes to the front of the room and stands on opposites sides of the poster.
Each player will begin with a flyswatter behind his or her back.
The teacher will read a fact about one of the Pharaohs.
The two students will attempt to be the first one to swat the correct box (with the Pharaoh's name in it).
A player has only one chance to swat the right box with each question.
Round 2: Two new players, one from each side, replace the ones from round one. Continue game with new set or questions/facts.
Each new player is a new round. Each round consists of 1-4 questions. The game continues until the teacher runs out of facts.
Scoring: The first person who swats a box correctly receives one point for his or her team.
Examples: Teacher: " Which Pharaoh fathered nearly 100 children?"
The two players think as fast as they can and aim their flyswatters to hit the correct box.
The one who hit Rameses first receives one point for his or her team.
If they both miss Rameses, then the teacher will go on to the next question.
If one misses Rameses, then the other one has three seconds to hit the right box (Pharaoh).
The teacher then reads the next question.
Comments or Variations: A student may be assigned to be a referee. He or she will decide who hit the correct box first.