Pencil Grab is a super simple activity that I learned from Carmen Andrews-Sanchez via Kristin Duncan’s blog. It’s so simple and so fun!
I pair up students and give each one a pencil. Then, I say a series of true or false statements, and students try to grab a pencil before their partner does anytime that they hear a true statement.
Students get a point any time that they beat their partner to a pencil when a true statement is read, and they lose a point if they grab the pencil when a false statement is read.