Cacahuates – the counting games of “Sevens”

We played this silly game in my high school Spanish class in West Texas.  “Cacahuates” means “peanuts”.

The game basically teaches counting skills, but with a trick.  Each student takes a turn, and turns move down each row of the classroom (or you could put the students in a circle, and as a student is eliminated they sit down).

Each person calls out the next sequential number, but if a number has a 7 in it, or is a multiple of 7, the student must say “Cacahuates” or he/she is out of the game.
Example:  1,2,3,4,5,6, Cacahuates, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Cacahuates, 15, 16, Cacahuates, 18, 19, 20, Cacahuates, 22 etc…

Of course, the students will be saying the numbers in Spanish, and it’s more fan the faster your try to play.  Have fun with it, we did!

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