Drinking games really can be a great teaching tool. In fact, they were a huge hit at all three summer camps at which I taught.
A teacher from a nearby elementary school, with whom I worked at two summer camps, had the idea of playing flip-cup and beer-pong with the students. We substituted beer with juice and added English-speaking elements to the games. For example: during flip-cup, we wrote English words on the bottom of each cup so that the students had to make a sentence with each word before the next student could begin his or her turn. We added a bit of extra excitement by giving candy to the winners.
Our Korean co-teachers, who rarely even came to class (and never actually helped), got involved in these games. This surprising development made the games even more fun, because we had someone there to translate for us as the kids got excited and gave up on speaking English.
In future camps, these games are definitely going to be a go-to. Do you know of any other fun adult games that can be easily transformed into educational games for kids? If you do, tell me about them in the comment section.
Until next time.