Try this Bingo game, courtesy of Stephanie Hirschman

This version was devised by Stephanie Hirschman for her Latin Club in Lewes. She uses it to revise verb endings and verb meanings.

"I use this game when all present tense verb endings are known. The coloured cards need to be cut out prior to class, and the small white call cards also need to be cut out. They can be laminated before cutting for extra durability.

1. After a brief revision session with plenty of drilling/chanting of full conjugations, each student or pair of students is given a bingo card, and access to a pot of small tiddlywinks or other markers (these are plentiful in any primary maths resource room).

2. The teacher then calls out a verb and the students cover the relevant translation (if they have it) on their card with a tiddlywink.

3. A full card = BINGO! and I always give a prize of a sweet or cheap pencil (I buy big packs from our local £1 shop).

4. Then play again! The winner can become the caller for the next round, which gives less able members a better chance of winning… You can play English to Latin (eg caller says I paint and children cover pingo on their cards, or Latin to English. It could be a fun end-of-term activity or a good 5-10 minute filler to round off a lesson. The game could also be adapted for past tense conjugations or declensions. I have recently revamped the cards to include colour to provide further stimulus for the kids to be able to differentiate the endings."

 

Improved Latin Verb Bingo – Latin cards

card I

scribit

pingimus

purgo

rident

sedes

lacrimatis

card II

rideo

scribimus

laboras

legitis

purgat

dormiunt

card IIi

spectat

pingo

leges

purgant

laboramus

coquitis

card Iv

spectatis

verrit

lacrimo

coquimus

sedent

dormis

card V

scribo

purgamus

lacrimas

pingitis

sedet

legunt

card VI

sedeo

verrimus

pingis

scribunt

ridetis

purgat

Copyright Stephanie Hirschman 2003


Teacher’s call card:

scribit

he writes

pingimus

we paint

spectat

he watches

pingo

I paint

scribo

I write

purgamus

we clean

purgo

I clean

rident

they smile

leges

you read

purgant

they clean

lacrimas

you cry

pingitis

you all paint

sedes

you sit

lacrimatis

you all cry

laboramus

we work

coquitis

you all cook

sedet

he sits

legunt

they read

rideo

I smile

scribimus

we write

spectatis

you all watch

verrit

he sweeps

sedeo

I sit

verrimus

we sweep

laboras

you work

legitis

you all read

lacrimo

I cry

coquimus

we cook

pingis

you paint

scribunt

they write

purgat

he cleans

dormiunt

they sleep

sedent

they sit

dormis

you sleep

ridetis

you all smile

purgat

he cleans

Copyright Stephanie Hirschman 2003

card I

He writes

We paint

I clean

They smile

You sit

You all cry

card II

I smile

We write

You work

You all read

He cleans

They sleep

card IIi

He watches

I paint

You read

They clean

We work

You all cook

You all watch

He sweeps

card Iv

I cry

We cook

They sit

You sleep

card V

I write

We clean

You cry

You all paint

He sits

They read

card VI

I sit

We sweep

You paint

They write

You all smile

He cleans

Copyright Stephanie Hirschman 2003