I am getting ready to play The Price is Right with my students this coming week. They love this game! Have to say, I love it too!
I use this game when they are learning how to say “more than” (más de) and “less than” (menus de) using numbers. Here is what I do:
- Choose several items that you set up like in the picture above. Tag each one with its name in Spanish. If your students know the words, no need to label.
- On a separate paper, write a price for each item. Since I have grocery shopped a zillion times in my life for my family, I know prices well. If you aren’t a grocery store aficionado, maybe you could look up retail prices online.
- Divide your students into groups. I usually do groups of no more than 3 or 4.
- When it is a group’s turn, they get to choose an item. They will say, for example, “El cereal, por favor.”
- Then you ask, “¿Es el cereal más de $3 dólares o menos de $3 dólares?”
- They will answer one or the other. Example: “El cereal es más de $3 dólares.”
- If an item they choose is plural, then your question will go like this: “¿Son las galletas más de $3 dólares o menos de $3 dólares?”
- They would answer like, “Las galletas son más de $3 dólares.”
- When they answer correctly, they get to keep the item.
- Keep playing until each team has had an equal number of turns and all the items are gone.
- The team with the most items wins!
They always ask me if they get to keep the food. Of course I say, “No, you can’t keep my groceries! I need to put them back in my pantry!”
Give the game a try. It is so much fun! It is great for practicing numbers and vocabulary too. Enjoy!