Lesson Plan Title : Snowball Fight
Age Range: Grade 6 through Grade 8 (Middle School Level)
Overview and Purpose : How often are students allowed to throw paper in class? In this lesson, students will enjoy getting to blow off some steam, while committing their vocabulary words and definitions to memory.
Objective: The student will be able to match a vocabulary word to the correct definition.
Assign each student a vocabulary word or a definition. Have them write it on a piece of paper and then crumple the paper. On your signal, have them throw the "snowballs" at each other. Let them toss the paper at each other for a little while and then have them stop. They have to open their paper and try to find the student with the matching word or definition. The first team to have a match and sit on the floor is the winner.
You can use this lesson to introduce the vocabulary words or to review them. If you use it to introduce the words, have students make their best guess about who their partner should be, then have them look up the definition. If they are correct, they can stay together. If they are wrong, they will have to split up and find their correct partner.