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Barrier Games

Barrier games involve two players who take turns to give instructions to the other on how to copy what is on their sheet of paper. The barrier can be physical or virtual. Players often just sit so that the person listening cannot see the speaker's paper. These games encourage development of both expressive and receptive language skills. They can also be particularly important in helping to develop understanding of prepositional concepts but can also be extended to challenge the most able of individuals.


Barrier Games - Shapes 1

Barrier Games -Shapes 1

This resource supports work on introducing barrier games. The resource includes details of essential vocabulary required, four resource pages and a blank template for those receiving the instructions.


Barrier Games - Shapes 2

Barrier Games -Shapes 2

This resource builds on Shapes 1 resource by adding an additional shape, a diamond, to be described. The resource included details of essential vocabulary required, four resource pages and a blank template for those receiving the instructions.



Barrier Games - Shapes 3

Barrier Games -Shapes 3

This resource builds on Shapes 2 resource by adding an additional shape, a heart and the colour purple to be described. It also places shapes within other shapes and inverts one shape. This increases the range of vocabulary needed. The resource included details of essential vocabulary required, four resource pages and a blank template for those receiving the instructions.


Barrier Games - Shapes 4

Barrier Games -Shapes 4

This resource builds on Shapes 3 resource by adding the colour orange to be described. It also places shapes around other shapes. This increases the range of vocabulary needed. The resource included details of essential vocabulary required, four resource pages and a blank template for those receiving the instructions.



Barrier Games - Blank Template

Barrier Games -Shapes blank

A blank template for use with the above resources and for creating own resources.