1. Divide the class in half randomly and write their names on the board under the headings "HIDE" and "SEEK" (in your language).
2. The first pair sends their "seeker" into the hall for 20 seconds while the "hider" hides a piece of brightly colored paper somewhere in the room. My rules for hiding are:
- It must be hidden in the perimeter of the room. (Not in anyone's personal belongings)
- My desk is off limits.
- It has to be a little bit visible, but you may fold it.
- It has to be reachable by the "seeker," so unless they are really tall, be considerate!
4. The "hider" opens the door for the "seeker" to return and the whole class chants the word on the board. We chant more loudly as s/he gets closer to the hiding spot. To avoid screaming and bothering other classes, we wave our hands in the air when s/he is really close.
5. When the student finds the word, s/he must tell us the definition.
- If it's a really large class and everyone wants a turn, I set the timer on my phone for 1:15. If the "seeker" hasn't found it by the time the buzzer goes off, the "hider" gets to show him/her where it was.
- I let my students know the purpose of this game is to practice pronunciation and everyone must chant together in rhythm so we hear it accurately.
- If I hear students repeatedly mispronouncing a word, or speeding up too much, I use the audio feature on Quizlet to get them back on track. I just click it 3 times in a row to redirect them.