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What's in the fridge?! 'There is/are' board game 馃幉 馃幉 馃幉

Updated: May 3, 2019


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Well that was a lot, and I mean A LOT, of work 馃槄 But I am very happy with the final effect which I am going to not only show you but also share with you! 馃帀馃帀

I'm still working on countable and uncountable nouns with grade 4. We are now covering picture description with "there is/are" putting it all together. I wanted to make something that will really drill this sentence structure. I already have something but it's using "toys" and "furniture" vocab (check it out here) and I wanted something with "food".

I spent one evening sitting in my bed staring at the wall, thinking . . . I knew I wanted to make a board game but I didn't want it to be exactly the same as every other game I have in my classroom, only with different grammar and vocab. It took me two days to perfect the idea but I think I've made something that will get my kids really excited 馃榿 And here it is:


The game's called "What's in the fridge?!". It's composed of a board, cards, and golden "coins". You need counters and dice to play it. Here are the rules:

  • you set a time limit on each game, e.g. 10 minutes

  • you roll the die and move along the board

  • if you land on a space which says "pick a card" you ... pick a card 馃槤 from the pile in the middle

  • your task is to make a correct sentence: 鉁旓笌 means a positive statement; 鉁 means a negative statement

  • each correct sentence needs to start with "there is/are" and include "some/any/a/an"

  • if your sentence was correct you collect the amount of coins that you card tell you to

  • if your sentence is incorrect you lose the amount of coins that your card tells you to

  • after ten minutes, the player with the most coins wins

If it's a bit confusing look at the cards closely: