You're in the Hot Seat!! - Miss Kindergarten

You're in the Hot Seat!!

When I taught first grade, we played a game called Hot Seat which my students absolutely loved. I pulled my teacher chair up to the front of the room and the kiddos took turns sitting in it {I think that might have been their favorite part of the game}. Well, a few weeks ago, I thought it would be fun to play with my kinders, but I knew I had to adapt it a bit since many of my kinders aren't quite able to read yet. So I grabbed a stack of our CVC word cards from my Super CVC Practice pack and it was PERFECT!

Here's how to play!
Call a student up to the hot seat {it can be your teacher chair or any chair you pull up in front of the students}. The kiddo sits in the chair facing the rest of the class. You, or another student, holds up a picture card so that the class can see it but the person in the "hot seat" can't. Any type of picture cards will work, I just used these because I had them on hand!

Your class takes turns giving clues about each picture, without saying what's actually on the picture {this proves very difficult for some students ;)}. For example, if the word was "bus" your students could say things like "it has wheels", "you can ride it to school", "it's yellow" etc. The person in the hot seat has 5 chances to guess the word before their turn is over. My all time favorite was when we were helping the hot seater guess the word "cat". One of my students said "it is domesticated". Bahahha, gosh, I love my job! ;) 

Anyway, this game is really great if you have a few minutes left at the end of your day and you need something to keep your students engaged. My kiddos love it and I know yours will too!

In other news…have you heard about the TeachersPayTeachers conference in Vegas this summer?!? 

I am excited to tell you that I will be presenting!! My session is called Beginning Blogging: It's Serious Business! If you have always wanted to start  blog, or you need some help getting your blog off the ground, come see me!! I have some great ideas planned to help you out! There's also TONS of other great presentations from some amazing TpT sellers! You certainly don't want to miss this!!

You can register with the early bird rate {here} until March 31st! You also need to be a premium seller on TpT in order to register. If you haven't signed up for that yet, you can do that {here}.

Hope to see you in VEGAS BABY!!


  1. I'll be there and I signed up for your session, Hadar. :)
    Looking forward to it!

  2. Sounds like a great game to increase vocabulary and critical thinking, too! Love it!
    I will be looking forward to your session at the conference, too! :)

  3. I know this has nothing to do with the conference, but I spent a lot of my spring break making a ton of your center games . I even bought my own laminator!! Well, now.....I have no idea how to organize and store all my goodies!! Any suggestions??? How and where? Filing cabinet, bins or baggies?? HELP!!!!

  4. Hey Tammy! Good question! Here's a post on center organization I shared at the beginning of the year. Hopefully that helps a little!

  5. Thank you so much!! I have to say, I've been teaching for 23 years and I want to be like you when I grow up!! I love everything you adorable!! Thanks again!

  6. Thank you so much!! I have to say, I've been teaching for 23 years and I want to be like you when I grow up!! I love everything you adorable!! Thanks again!

  7. I want to go to your blogging session at the TPT Conference SO BAD!!! The only problem is the conference is on a Friday and I work at a year-round school....AND it is the very first week of school. :( So bummed to miss it!

    A Teachable Teacher


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