Learning and practicing homophones is often challenging. Learning Resources offers a fun game, called Double Duel, that encourages children to practice their homophones! It is a high-speed homophone game that requires active listening and vocabulary skills.
The Double Duel game engages players with four buzzers that each make a different sound: boxing bell, doorbell, honk honk, and boing. In addition to the four buzzers, the game also includes 200 color-coded cards (level 1 = purple, level 2 = red).
Here’s how to play:
- Each player presses a buzzer, one at a time, so all players know the buzzer sounds
- Place the box of cards in the middle of the play area so all players can reach
- Choose a player to read first. Draw a card and read both clues to other player(s). All players, except the reader, can buzz in.
- Example: “Q: It’s a color. The wind did this. A: Blue/Blew”
- The first player to buzz in and answer correctly keeps the card. If the first player is incorrect, other players buzz in again for a chance to answer
- If not one answers correctly, the card goes to the back of the box
- The first player to 10 cards wins
Features of Double Duel:
- Contents include:
- 4 multi-colored buzzers
- 200 double-sided cards
- Activity Guide
- Each buzzer requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)
- Ages 7 and up
- 3 or more players
- Players build vocabulary by identifying words based on a description
- They also practice and learn definitions of words that sound the same but have different meanings
- Encourages peer interaction, taking turns, and socialization
- Great for speech therapy
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