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The 'Selling Game' - Primary School Teaching


The purpose of this game is to develop creativity in children and to give children a chance to express themselves. It also encourages children to 'think outside the square' and think of non-verbal ways to communicate to others. It is a great game as no resources are needed.

There is one person (shopper) acting in front of the audience/class (they are the shop assistants). The shopper is trying to buy something but cannot speak the same language as the shop assistants. The shopper has to use body language, sounds, and actions to let the shop assistants (class) know what they want to buy.

When a class member gusses what the correct item is, it is their chance to perofmr. They don't have to if they dont want to and they can choose someone else.

Possible items to act out:

  • Sunglasses
  • Stapler
  • Spaghetti
  • Roller skates
  • Lipstick
  • Chainsaw

If there children who do not have the confidence to perform infront of the whole class, this game can be played with the class divided into two or in groups.


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