Who goes first is a simple question and can often be answered with a simple dice rolling contest etc. However, if you want to keep your learners on their toes try using a different method to nominate the first player.
This is a good ideas as the learners have to listen and understand a new set of instructions at the start of each game.
Here is a set of suggestions I have used.
- Whose future birthday is the closest to today?
- Who had the last birthday?
- Who last ate “a boiled egg,” “a tortilla,” “fish and chips,” etc.
- Who last journey was by boat, bike, car, plane, coach, bus, minibus?
- Who last made a journey to an island?
- Who last swam in the sea, swimming pool, river?
- Who can add up three numbers and divide by 3 the quickest. (Write these on the blackboard.)
- All roll dice and the highest / lowest goes first. Highest draws keep rolling until one is the highest.
- Shuffle a deck of cards and deal one to each player, the lowest or highest goes first. Highest / lowest draws keep rolling until one is the highest.
- Who last went to the theatre, cinema, concert, etc.