The setup is easy:
- Give each student a copy of the Battleship PDF located above.
- Have each student draw a Battleship on their papers. Make sure the location is secret.
- A Battleship should be between 3-5 squares in size and must be linear.
- The Battleships can be drawn horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
- Break your class into pairs.
Playing the Game
- Students take turns asking “Do you like _______?“.
- If the answer is “No” write an “X” in the corresponding square to indicate a miss. Sometimes it’s a little confusing for kids if they have to answer “No” about something they really like. Make sure to clarify that “Yes” and “No” are only related to the Battleship’s location.
- If the answer is “Yes” draw a checkmark in the corresponding square to indicate a hit.
- Students simply take turns asking “do you like _____?” until one student successfully hits each square that the other student’s Battleship is hiding on.
Want to make it Harder?
After your class has played Battleship a few times you can make it more difficult by getting the students to draw multiple ships on the board. This ensures the game lasts much longer and the students get a lot more practice.
Another method you could use to make it more difficult is simply adding a follow question after “Do you like _______?”
Q – “Do you like broccoli?
A – “No, I don’t”
Q – “Why?”
A – “I don’t like vegetables.”