STEP 1 Draw stick figures on the whiteboard. Each team has 3 lives.
STEP 2 Divide the class into teams. Brainstorm past tense verbs (get a lot). Explain the rules*. Model the exercise. The idea is that the first team starts with the word "First", the second team "Next", the third team "Then" , the first "After that" and and the second "Finally", making past tense sentences. Every time you come round to "First" the story can start in a new situation.
STEP 3 The teams that lose three lives die and become ghosts. The last team alive is
*A team loses a life if
- they repeat a verb already used
- they make a grammar mistake
- they take too long- they make a ridiculous sentence