My students love this game. I am sure that I learned about it from an elementary teacher’s blog.
Set up: Draw a picture of a big foot on the board. Put point values on the back of several sticky notes (75% positive, 25% negative) and put them on and around the foot.
Students get into groups of four.
Each group member gets a number (1-4), they can decide on their own who is what number.
The teacher asks a question.
Groups confer on answer and make sure each member knows the answer (or a possible answer).
After 30 seconds or so the teacher says what student number must come up to answer.
They write the answer on a small white board or whisper to teacher.
All students must know the answer because they do not know who will be called. If correct, they pull a sticky note to receive their group’s points.
I did make the mistake of making the points half positive and half negative but it is much better if only 25% of the points are negative.
For a variation you can give a subject and an infinitive that they have to conjugate.