I've been making some of the DIY's posted on the Sublime Speech Blog so I've got an excess of craft sticks around. While thinking about some conversational activities I've been doing I had an idea for a multi-leveled conversation activity using craft sticks.
The yellow sticks have a variety of conversation topics for kids:
There are 6 each of the red, orange, blue and green sticks. Three of each color say "question" and three say "comment."
Level 1: On their turn, each student draws out one yellow stick and one different colored stick. They then have to ask a question or make a comment about the topic on the stick.
Level 2: Pull out all the comment sticks. Have the first student draw a yellow stick and a different colored (question) stick and ask another student a question. Have the 2nd student a blue, green, orange or red stick and ask a follow-up question about the topic.
Level 3 through ?: Keep adding numbers of conversational turns and comment sticks to increase the difficulty and the complexity of the conversation!