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I used use this trick when I get tired of the same old flashcard games.
I bought a cheap plastic fishing rod with a magnet on the end at a toy store. I then attached paperclips on each of my flashcards. Then, I have my kids sit in a cirle and each fish up a flashcard. When he/she does, we all shout out, "Nice catch!" and the kid says what the flashcard is.
The kids are always paying attention at this point, even the really active ones. To get them to pay even more attention, you may get them to draw their own vocabulary flashcards.
Darcy in Aichi, Japan

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