This was another warm up activity. We have been studying simple past and students are freaking out with the verb forms. So I did this little matching game.
I prepared my marbles ($1 a bag in any dollar store or crafts supplies retailer) before class. Using a black Sharpie, I wrote base form verbs on the milky beige marbles, and past form verbs on the clear ones.
In the class, each students pulled a marble out of this cute little bag.
Then I told the students to go find their matching pairs. As you can see, I had an odd number of marbles – that’s because I have an odd number of students. But what I wanted to emphasize with the verb without a match was the fact that that was a regular verb. They won’t learn all the verbs in this class, so I told them that if I don’t ever mention a specific verb and it shows up in an exercise or test, they can assume it is a regular verb.
I could have asked them to write sentences in the simple past with the verbs they got.