Adverb Cards are simply a set of cards which can be used to practice different kinds of adverbs with your class. They're also useful in helping to create questions.
It helps if the class know each other, but it can also be used to get to know other students in the class a little better.
Create a set of cards, each with an adverb on it. If, for example, you wanted your class to practice adverbs of frequency, you would create a set of cards like this:
(This is a short list; depending on the level of your class you can make this longer of course.)
Have one word on each card and you will need enough cards so that each student in the class can have four or five.
Firstly explain the activity to your class. Take a card at random from the pile but don't let anyone see it. Then begin to ask questions to each student telling them they MUST answer honestly with a single adverb of frequency. The aim is to find a student who gives the word on your card.
Suppose the word you have is: SOMETIMES
And because Kelly found the word on the card, the teacher has "won" and can give up the card.
Once the class understands the principle, the next step is to get them to play it.
Get all the students sitting in a circle (if you can move them) and give each of them 2 cards; it doesn't matter if they have duplicates when you deal them out. Tell them the aim is to get rid of their cards and the first person to do so is the winner.
Choose a student at random to start things off. They can ask anyone in the class a question. If that person answers with the word on the card then they can give up the card to the teacher; if they don't get the right answer then nothing happens. The trick then is to find the right question and ask the right person!
After the question, the next student in the circle can ask their question to someone else and so on.
Keep going round the circle till finally someone has given up all their cards.
The same game can be played with many different variations. With adverbs of manner or degree, for example.