Friday, May 8, 2015

Careers Taboo

In third grade we played Careers Taboo (you can download the cards here) to introduce the topic of careers! I split the class into 2 teams and had them sit in a line.  The student at the front of the line would draw a card and try to describe the career on the card without saying any of the "hush" words.  Their team had 30 seconds to guess the name of the career.  While they were describing the career, the student at the front of the line on the opposing team would look over their should to make sure they weren't saying any of the off-limit words.  Teams were awarded points by guessing correctly in the time limit.  If a team was not able to guess the career, the other team had an opportunity to steal.  Each team took turns describing and guessing.  We had a great time and there were lots of laughs to the difficulty of not saying the hush words!


  1. This is such a great idea! What a fun way to introduce students to the world of work. I'm adding this to our school counselor pin board.

    1. Yay! Yeah, it was pretty hilarious to watch. You might have to extend the time a little bit for them to think. Once they see the words that they can't say, they often freeze for a moment and go blank. :)

  2. What grade did you use this with?

  3. I absolutely LOVE this! My intern found it for a lesson she did. I was not surprised to hear it came from your great site. Thank you!