Fun Afternoon Activity Ideas

Let’s take a look at some of our ideas…

Who’s Missing?

This fun activity is great for testing students’ memory skills!

To begin with, choose a student to leave the classroom and wait just outside the door. Everyone else changes places from where they were before.

Another child is then pointed out to go and hide. The first child comes back into the room and must find who is missing. If the child is stuck, they can ask for clues to help them solve the mystery.

Memory Game

Encourage students to work as a team and develop their memories using this awesome activity idea…

To begin with, divide the class in to two, three or four groups. Then collect different things (maybe 10 to 15) and hide them in a box. Ask one group at a time, to go up for 3 minutes and take a look at what’s in the box.

Ask them to go back to their table and write down all of the things in the box. Do this with the other groups too, until everyone has been up.

Once everyone has handed in their paper they’ve written their items on, gather the class and reveal the results and who the wining team are. This is a great way to encourage the children to co-operate and builds team spirit.

Animal Endings

To play this activity, start with an animal’s name beginning with the letter A (e.g. anteater). The next child starts their animal with the next letter of the alphabet (e.g. bear) and so on.

Challenge students further and ask them to repeat the last animals that were said, as well as their own.

This activity can be played with a range of different topics! A similar game you could play with your students is ‘I went to the Shops?’…

One student starts by saying ‘I went to the shops today and bought…’ something beginning with A (e.g. apple). The next student continues by saying the previous item (apple) and then something beginning with B (e.g. banana).

Continue around the class, working through the alphabet, adding one more item to the end of the list each time – great for building vocabulary!

We hope you enjoyed our great activity ideas! What activities do you reward your students with? Let us know @educationcity – we’d love to hear from you!