Lesson Plan Title : Slap It Down

Age Range: Grade 3 through Grade 5 (Elementary Level)

Overview and Purpose : Students have a chance to get "slap happy" during this lesson! Vocabulary words and definitions will have them buzzing!

Objective: The student will be able to correctly match the vocabulary word with its definition.


2 fly swatters

Vocabulary words and definitions written on index cards


Ahead of time, write the vocabulary words and definitions on the index cards. Tape the cards randomly on the whiteboard. Divide the class into two teams. Give one student from each team a fly swatter. Read either the word or the definition. The first student to slap the matching card gets a point. (If you read the word, the student would slap the definition.)


A variation of this game would be to blow up a few balloons and play a game of indoor "swat-ball" with fly swatters. Have students answer vocabulary questions correctly, for a chance to swat at the balloons.