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Past Snakes And Ladders

Past Snakes And Ladders

Students play a snakes and ladders board game, and make past sentences using game cards.

Level:  Elementary

Topic:  Past

Grammar:  Past simple

Time:  30 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy Game Board for each group.
  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards for each group, and cut as indicated.

Procedure

1

Students get into groups of 4 or 5 people.

2

Give one Game Board and one set of Conversation Cards to each group. Ask the students to put the cards face down.

3

Ask students to get two coins for their group, and a space marker for each person.


How to use the coins:

Heads, heads = move 1

Tails, tails = move 2

Heads, tails = move 3

4

Students put their space markers on Start. The first student flips the coins, moves the corresponding number of spaces on the game board, and follows the instructions.


Instructions:

  • Head of the snake = move to the tail of the snake
  • Bottom of the ladder = move to the top of the ladder
  • Starred space = take a card from the pile and answer the question using a past tense verb.

For example: What did you have for breakfast today?

had/ate eggs and toast.

5

Students continue taking turns. The first student to reach Finish is the winner.

Printable Worksheets

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