Another favorite flashcard game of mine. I like the flashcard activities because they eat up minutes at the end of class. Other activities coming soon.
Students lay out flashcards between pairs (or groups of 3) at desks. The teacher calls out a vocabulary item. The first student to grab the correct card gets to take it. In case of a tie (or an argument over who was first), the card is set aside—nobody gets it. The student or team with the most cards at the end wins.
Add creativity to flashcards by having students create illustrated vocabulary flashcards. Have them write the word on one side of the card. On the other, they can create a picture that the word represents for them. This avoids translation when practicing. Advanced students can write the definition in the TL and/or other related words.