Stationery GO FISH card game
Meant to review "Do you have ___?" statements and Unit 5 from Let's Try! 2 ("Do you have a pen?"). This is a printable GO FISH game with some Uno elements that make it more fun. Good for groups of 4.
Submitted by Stassi
June 23, 2022
Estimated time: 15 minutes
Print the sheet 4 times and cut the cards (you can also play the game with only 2 copies).
1. Add a backing to make the cards opaque
2. Add some colour to differentiate the 4 different sets
3. Laminate the cards
4. There are 19 cards per set (including 4 special cards)
Object of the game is to get rid of your hand. You want to make pairs to get rid of cards.
Basic play instructions:
1. Deal 5 cards to each player and place the remaining cards face down in the middle
2. Janken to see who starts
3. Player 1 looks at their hand to see what card they need to make a pair. They ask player 2: "Do you have a _____?"
4. Player 2 either answers
(a) "Yes, I do." and hands over the card or
(b) "No, I don't" and player 1 must take a new card from the middle deck
5. If player 1 got the matching card, they can now take the pair out of their hand and place it face up in front of themselves
Keep going in a cirle, with each player asking the next player if they have a particular stationery object/card.
The 4 cards with stars are booster cards. You don't match them. Instead, you play these cards at the start of your turn to activate their special effects.
Look - look at the next player's hand before asking your question
Ask all - ask the question to all players, instead of only the player adjacent to you
Reverse - change turn direction, so you ask your question to the previous player and it continues that direction
Stop - stop anyone else's booster card
This helps review the textbook vocabulary and practice speaking. I also played this with the 5th graders and, surprisingly, they liked it so much they requested to borrow the game for lunch!
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Thanks for this. Uno and Go Fish always go down well so combining them is a guaranteed hit.
The art is really cute too. Did you draw the pictures?
@uonumarobert Yeah, I did draw it myself! :) I did copy/get inspired by some of the designs from Google pics though lol @kusobaba Yeaahhhh - honestly, I underestimated the power of card games until I saw a class devouring Uno.
Is it 4 prints of your handout, making it 19 cards per group? This looks really cool, I just wonder how much printing I`m in for. How big are your classes?
Great activity, it would work well even without the special cards. I had kids in groups of four, which ended up too small and the game took a long time. But they loved it! I would suggest using a time limit to prevent it from taking over the lesson.