Beanboozled!

Springtime at my current school means lots of interruptions. Between field trips, concerts, AP exams, and Senior Skip Day I’ve got many students out of certain classes absent while others remain.  Some teachers may choose to move forward, but I like to use days when five or more students are absent to do something a little different.

Enter…Beanboozled! I’ve played this many times in English and thought it might be fun to play with my classes–it did not disappoint! It was SO compelling and hilarious! I had to purchase some of the beans to play with my classes, but they’re easy to find at Target, Walmart, or Party City, usually in the candy section. Here’s what they look like:

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I introduced/went over the following structures:

I think that it’s…

He/She thinks that it’s…

He/She is right…

He/She is wrong…

Yuck!

That’s gross!

I went over the different possibilities in French on this website here. Then, I introduced the rules (which may be different from the original game, but I wanted more repetitions out of right and wrong so I added some new parts in).

Rules:

  1. Each team has a representative come forward and click the button on the spinner website here. There’s one in Spanish, too! Find it here.
  2. They must choose a jelly bean from the color that the spinner chose and declare whether they think that it’s the gross flavor or the yummy flavor. For example, a student might say in the target language, “I think that it’s booger”. If when they eat the jelly bean they are correct their team earns a point, if not, they do not earn a point–BUT WAIT DON’T LET THEM EAT IT RIGHT AWAY.
  3. JUST AFTER the first team has declared what kind of jelly bean flavor they think it is, the other team should declare whether or not they think that the guess is right or wrong by saying ‘He/she is right’ or ‘He or she is wrong’. If they are correct and the other team was not, THEY earn a point!

 

Ex: Team A spins and must have a representative choose a green jelly bean and declare whether or not they believe it’s booger or juicy pear flavored. They decide that it’s juicy pear flavored. Team B believes that they are incorrect, they believe that it’s booger flavored. Team A’s representative eats the jelly bean and was incorrect–it wasn’t juicy pear, it was booger. Team A receives no point whereas Team B receives 1 point because they guessed correctly that the other team was correct.

2nd Ex: Team A spins and must have a representative choose a green jelly bean and declare whether or not they believe it’s booger or juicy pear flavored. They decide that it’s juicy pear flavored. Team B believes that they are correct, they also believe that it’s juicy pear flavored. Team A’s representative eats the jelly bean and was incorrect–it wasn’t juicy pear, it was booger. Neither team receives a point.

3rd Ex: Team A spins and must have a representative choose a green jelly bean and declare whether or not they believe it’s booger or juicy pear flavored. They decide that it’s booger flavored. Team B believes that they are correct, they believe that it’s booger flavored. Team A’s representative eats the jelly bean and was correct–it wasn’t juicy pear, it was booger. Team A AND Team B earn 1 point.

I didn’t create any kind of supplemental sheet, but if your students need something to keep their hands occupied, you could have them write down correct/incorrect for each representative and each turn.

DISCLAIMER: Be careful about food allergies! I also told my students in English that no was forced to play and that cheering along their team was a completely appropriate way to participate.

I hope that you enjoy this as much as my classes did today and that it might help you in situations where some of the class is missing while others are present 🙂

Blair

 

 

 

 

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