Oh Heron

Two teams—the environmentalists and herons—play four rounds of the game, Oh Heron. Using hand symbols to represent food, shelter, and water, players locate their match to produce more herons while those unmatched decompose. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Coordinate a time to play during your physical eduction period; plan with the P.E. teacher if applicable 
  • Pause instruction when learners are in need of a brain break, play one round of the game to refresh their minds  
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a large space for movement 
  • The lesson is the fifth of 17 items in a unit all about ecosystems 
Pros

  • Gives the option to finish the lesson in one or two days
  • Includes cooperative learning strategies 
  • Lesson plan is detailed and easy to follow 
Cons

  • None