Carnivore, Omnivore! Game
Submitted: November 4, 2002
a culminating activity, my partner teacher and I made colorful necklaces for the
students to wear. We had one human (orange sign with orange yarn), 2 omnivores
(yellow sign with yellow yarn), 4 carnivores (blue sign with blue yarn) and the
rest of the students were herbivores (green sign with green yarn). Each of the
kids were given 5 slips of matching colored paper that was to be considered their
"life." They were instructed to play this game like tag. The humans
could tag/"eat" any of them, the omnivores could tag/"eat"
the carnivores or herbivores. The carnivores could only eat the herbivores. The
herbivores were to try to survive! If a student was tagged, they were to give
up one slip of paper/"life." Once they were out of life, they were "dead"
and had to sit down.
The students had a great time, while learning! It
met the kinesthetic learner at his/her learning style! We even had a couple of
notes from parents commenting on how this game made the whole concept come together
for their child!