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Warmer: Puns

Saw this on Facebook, thought it might make a nice warmer.

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Warmer: Cannibals and Missionaries

This is a warmer to get students focused and working together. Use the game “Cannibals and Missionaries”.

Explain the rules to the students:

There are 3 cannibals and 3 missionaries who want to cross a river. There is a small boat which can carry 2 people, 1 person must remain in the boat to row it across the river. If the number of cannibals on any side is greater than the number of missionaries, the cannibals will eat the missionaries. Students need to find a solution to the problem.

Language:

We should/ought to…

If we leave the cannibals here, they’ll eat the missionary.

Great idea!

Hold on a minute!

What if we…..?

How about +ing…

Have students work as a class to solve the puzzle.

Solution:

http://www.novelgames.com/en/gametips/missionaries-solution/

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Some great warmers

Here are some great warmers/ice breakers from Adam Simpson:

My 5 favourite ice breaker activities

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Warmer: Knock knock jokes

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This is a warmer to start the class to introduce knock knock jokes and get students talking, interacting and hopefully laughing.

Here is the handout: knock knock jokes

First use the 2 examples to teach students the structure of the jokes. Be sure to teach students the phrases:

“I get it.”/”I don’t get it.” – I understood the joke.

Then give out the jokes (some are duplicated so give them out to students on different sides of the class) have students circulate and tell each other their jokes. Students discuss which one is their favourite.

Here are the jokes:

Examples:

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Ya.
Ya who?
Wow. You sure are excited to see me!
Knock, knock

Who’s there?

Boo

Boo who?

Sorry I made you cry.

 

1. Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Cash.
Cash who?
No thanks, but I would like a peanut instead!

 

8. Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Cows go.
Cows go who?
No, cows go moo!

 

9. Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Oink oink. Oink oink who?
Make up your mind, are you a pig or an owl?!
2. Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Doris.
Doris who?
Doris locked, that’s why I’m knocking!

 

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Etch.
Etch who?
Bless you!
Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Etch.
Etch who?
Bless you!
Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Adore.
Adore who?
Adore is between us. Open up
Knock, knock
Who’s there?
Justin.
Justin who?
Just in the neighbourhood, thought I would drop by.
Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Hoo.
Hoo who?
Are you an owl?
Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Canoe.
Canoe who?
Canoe help me with my homework?
Knock, knock
Who’s there?
Mikey
Mikey who?
Mikey doesn’t fit in the hole!
Knock, knock
Who’s there?
Mikey
Mikey who?
Mikey doesn’t fit in the hole!
2. Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Doris.
Doris who?
Doris locked, that’s why I’m knocking!
Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Hoo.
Hoo who?
Are you an owl?