Foreign language classes can be especially fun when games are played. Here's a vocabulary game that you can play with anyone to help them learn nouns.
Object: Don't get tagged or you will be "it". You don't want to be the one in the middle having to tag others.
Set-up: Seat students in a circle with their knees facing the middle. One person stands in the middle of the circle ready with a rolled-up newspaper or swimming noodle (or other soft, lengthy object for tagging).
Each student is given a noun to be his/her "name". You can use fruit, vegetables, anything you want as a theme. Students must memorize each other's new names in order to tag the right person when the noun is called out.
Round 1: The teacher calls out one of the noun's names and the person in the middle seeks out the person who has that noun in order to tag their knees with the object.
The person whose noun was called must call out another name before getting tagged or that person must go to the middle.
The person in the middle continues to seek out nouns that are called out until they tag a person before s/he calls out another name.
RULES: If a person calls out the name of the person who is in the middle, then that person automatically replaces the one in the middle.
If a person calls out a noun that isn't assigned to another student, s/he is automatically in the middle.
The teacher must start each round again by calling out a noun (as each new student takes his/her place in the middle).
I hope that is understandable, but it's a fun game that even my Language Arts students love to use with new vocabulary.