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How's the Weather? Board Game

A simple board game to practice "How's the weather?" and weather vocabulary.

This is a simple board game I made for students to practice asking and answering "How's the weather?". I used it last year for teaching Unit 2 of Let's Try 2 and the kids seemed to really enjoy it!

How to play:
1. Have students get into pairs and distribute one board game to each pair.
2. Students place their erasers on the START space.
3. Students do rock, paper, scissors. Winner takes their eraser and moves one space on the board (clockwise or counter-clockwise).
4. Loser asks the winner "How's the weather?" and winner replies with "It's sunny/cloudy/rainy/snowy" based on what space their eraser is on.
5. Rinse and repeat. First student to circle back around to the START space is the winner!

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Submitted by thaist May 10, 2023 Estimated time: 10-15 minutes
  1. Mullberry May 11, 2023

    I love this! Was just about to make a game but now I don't have to. Thank you so much!

  2. Gaijingaiden May 11, 2023

    I'd like to use this with my special needs class, but a few of them can't speak. Anyone have a suggestion on how to adjust the game for students like that?

  3. wanifan May 11, 2023

    @Gaijingaiden
    I've got a few nonverbal or mostly nonverbal students. For this type of game, you can teach a gesture for each type of weather. Sunny, snowy, etc. When they land on the space, they can do the associated gesture while a teacher or a classmate says the English word. They may already know the signs for the words, so I'd ask their teachers!

  4. AsakawaSune May 22, 2023

    @Gaijingaiden You could also possibly make some props to represent each weather type, like a card to hold up. Though this is probably too late to be useful

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