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  • Alphabet Countdown
    Write the entire alphabet on the board. Give the students a topic, eg. boy's names. Each student must say a word that begins with a letter of the alphabet, and that fits into the given the topic. Every time a letter is used to start a word, that letter is erased. If a student cannot think of a word starting with one of the remaining letters, that student is out.

    For example, the first student says "watch", so "w" is erased. The second student says "train", so "t" is also erased from the board. Game ends when nobody can think of a word, when the alphabet has been entirely erased, or when there is one student left.

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