Pictures at Dawn
Before the class, draw some target vocab on sheets of paper, with each sheet having one item. So, if you're doing animals, have one sheet with a picture of a lion, one with an elephant, etc.
Pre-teach target vocab, then split class into two teams. One child from each team stands in the middle of the classroom back to back. They each hold one picture, then each take three steps away from each other before quickly turning around, "pistols at dawn" style. The two kids then have to shout out what's on the other one's picture card, with the fastest one being the winner. Keep a score on the blackboard.
Another variation would be to have the children make the pictures themselves in class. This also works well with teaching numbers, obviously by using numbers instead of pictures on the cards.
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