Splatoon "What ... do you like?" Splatfest
A simple multiple choice points game to be played in small groups. The aim is to encourage students to produce the target language to each other.
Submitted by TakoyakiTacos
May 18, 2023
Estimated time: 15 minutes (although I am yet to try it, I am sure you could get 15 mins out of it easily).
Hello everyone, this game is relatively simple and should be easy for your students to follow (and since when did splatoon NOT get a good reception from elementary students?).
- Print off tri-color page at the end of the powerpoint (one for each group). I would advise laminating them.
- Read through the explanation slide.
- Put students into groups. I would say 4 is probably the maximum but see how it works for you.
- Show students the demonstration slide. Hopefully this is visual enough to be self-explanatory but I would demo with the JTE.
- Have students ask each other the target question "What ... do you like?" in their groups.
- Once all students have replied with the "I like ... " sentence they then place their finger on the color of their answer.
- Teacher then reveals the points for each color by clicking on the images. Students keep track of their own points.
- At the end of the game, have the students with the highest score select a character to 'win' (basically just selecting a victory screen).
- The pink octopus will take you to the "choose the winner" slide.
- When a character pops up, simply click (or tap) them again to make them disappear.
- If students are tied for first place, have them janken and then the winning student picks the character.
- My elementary students this year can regulate themselves in groups however a watchful eye may be needed by yourself and the JTE to ensure students are producing the target language.
- The last few slides contain the character images, points symbols etc so that you can add your own slides if you want
- @emilieloveskiwi suggested that students use an eraser instead of pointing to their choice so give that a try
I made this as I know it will eventually come in handy with my elementary students. However, I have not been able to try it out yet. If you try it, let me know how it goes :)
(credit for the splatfest tri-color template goes to reddit user u/Blackraven2007)
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Ooh very cute! Would love to use this with my 3rd graders, thank you!
Love, love, love this and my kids will love it even more!!!♥♥♥
Got a special needs class coming up soon and this looks like a great activity for it, thanks!
@Bonjure289 you're welcome :) I was also hoping to use it with my 3rd and 4th graders for review (probably for 5th and 6th as well but just for a bit of fun if we have time).
@tam101 Thank you and I hope they do ! Let me know how it goes :)
@JoshJ I hope it goes well for you ! Let me know if it goes well and/or if you had to make any adaptations for the special needs class (so I can consider this also).
Wow! This is awesome!
@srunyon415 Thank you :)
This is awesome.
@akopoito Thank you ! Appreciate the feedback :)
I love this idea! Thank you! I will be using this in 1st grade JHS tomorrow. I added a few questions for a total of 20. Because my JTE is worried about if they will be able to remember their score until the end, I'm making an accompanying worksheet for them to write down their scores as they go and they will total it at the end. So I added an extra slide for that too, before the "Who is the winner" slide.
@emilieloveskiwi The worksheet to help them keep track is a good idea ! Glad you found a way to adapt it to your classes :)
I think this would work for my special needs kids. I'll give it a try.
@Gaijngaiden Hope it goes well for you :)
I used it today! It went well! But the students found it easier to put their erasers on the paper instead of pointing to it, so I'm gonna change the pointing hand image to an eraser image. ^-^
@emilieloveskiwi I am glad it went well ! The eraser idea does sound much easier than having students point :) I will add this to the description.
Absolutely lovely! I want to use this for one of the special education schools I visit! The kids there always talk about Splatoon. Thanks so much for sharing.
@yamcir I hope you get to use it ! I've seen so many splatoon tshirts in the ES classes I teach that I figured I couldn't go wrong with the theme :D