Great for back to school! Team building ideas, ice breakers, get to know you ideas, and more!
Included in this TOP-SELLING resource are 30 fun beginning of the year, back to school, team building activities to bring community into your classroom! You can even use these all
Grab your detective hats and start the Clue-Searching fun! Research tells us that teaching vocabulary word by word doesn’t cut it anymore. In addition, state tests are becoming increasingly difficult for our students. We need to give our students strategies to determine unknown meanings. Usin
Boggle Task Cards!
Use these 24 Boggle cards at a literacy center to help students improve letter pattern recognition skills, spelling, and vocabulary. This version of the game is meant to be played individually, ideally without a time limit. Another option would be to play with a time limit and hav
Brain Breaks ** EDITABLE **
Are you finding your students are sometimes getting off task? It might be because they simply need a break!
I have been doing brain breaks in my classroom for years and they are so helpful! My students often ask me "Miss Valerie, can we please have a brain break?"
WORKING MEMORY BEST SELLER! These 15 research-based brain games are designed to improve kids' working memory in five minutes of partner game play daily for just 9 weeks!
If you've ever complained that students lack the following skills, an executive function of the brain called working memory might
This 29-image set is perfect for creating your own games for your classroom! Included are 19 vibrant, colored images and 10 black and white images.
(Included are 6 different game boards templates as well as 3 spinners, extra arrows and space elements to enhance your games)
If you like these boards
Back to School - Drama Circle
This drama activity with a "back to school" theme has a similar format to the "I Have / Who Has" game. This would be an excellent ice breaker activity on the first day of school. There are 40 cards, that follow in a sequence, with each card having a different instruct
I CAN Math Games are the perfect way to make math fun! This bundle of 5th Grade Math Games focuses on ALL 5th Grade Common Core Math Standards, and provides students with practice in the form of multiple choice or short answer questions. QR codes (optional) make the
Simplify and Snap is an engaging and effective task card math review game for simplifying fractions. Students can play the game with a partner, in math centers, or in cooperative learning teams. To play the game, students flip over fraction cards and try to simplify them. If they are correct, they ea
Entertain and challenge your teens with this compelling collection of brain-twisting presentation slides. There are many different ways you might want to use these 76 slides in your classroom, including:
1. Use as a routine bell–ringer activity to begin class one day each week. I use these as Brain
These cards include 5 game sets to target articulation of common error sounds in the game CandyLand. I am not associated with Hasbro company. CandyLand is a trademarked game. The card games are broken into different game sets. These include (1) S blends, (2) vocalic /r/, (3) /k/, /g/ and /f/ (4) /s/
Mad Lib Type Activities - 20 Pages of Parts of Speech Fun!
Here are 20 Mad Lib type activities to use with your students. They feature kid-friendly topics and can be used alone, in partners, or in groups. A fun and motivating way to practice parts of speech!
1. Getting Ready fo
Ho! Ho! Ho! No coal here! Your kids are sure to love Watch, Think, Color games! Students watch the board, think about the clues to figure out the number, and color the spot indicated. When they are finished, they have made a picture.
This bundle includes designs inspired by Christmas. There is
Fraction Pictionary is a game that combines understanding and recognizing fractions with drawing. The goal is to have your teammates guess the fraction and the symmetrical object that you are drawing.
Fraction Pictionary is an extremely fun game and uses a familiar setting to connec
Getting to know your students just got easier!
Perfect for Back to School, this set of 3 easy, fun icebreaker games will help students get to know each other and feel more comfortable in your classroom without any corny gimmicks or embarrassing questions. Each game focuses on gettin
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This product is a take on the classic "Homeworkopoly" game board. I have used it in my classroom for five years and have seen my kids day after day rush to the board, roll the die, and move their game piece to see what their reward is! They love it and I love the fact that the
The end of the year is the perfect time to pull out this mystery activity game. Students use the detective skills of listening and the process of elimination to solve the mystery of who took the test. Perfect whole class game, let the fun begin.
Pull Out this Mystery Game anytime and have some fun.
Students explore the relationships between whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using familiar models--money and base-ten blocks. This 52-page unit contains 6 pages of instructional suggestions along with the following:
• 2 place value mats (money and base-10 blocks)
• student instruction cards f
Printable Middle School File Folder Math Games - Math Teachers, Look No Further!
42 printable math games for upper elementary and middles school students, easy-to-setup for any math class, when laminated these can be made into math board games for middle school that can be used over and over again.
Mystery Vocabulary Detectives is a cooperative learning and critical thinking game for reviewing vocabulary. You can play it as a whole class, or students can play it within cooperative learning teams. Included are two sets of game directions, playing materials, and a variety of prepared vocabulary c
In this hilarious Mustache-themed set of card games, students are challenged in answering and formulating questions. This material includes:
~Question Go-Fish: Students work to match Y/N, Who, What, Where, When, and How questions with their answers. The cards are color and mustache-coordinated to
Who isn't hooked on their smart phones these days? Our students are communicating with text messages now more than ever! Let's use it to our advantage!
I created this product to have a high interest, relevant and real-world language activity for my students. These short text message conversations a
Minute to Win it: Articulation from Speech Room News, Jenna Rayburn, MA, CCC-SLP is the perfect speech therapy activity if you need to get your kids up and moving.
The document has 11 different challenges based on the show Minute to Win it. Each challenge describes an activity that must be complete
This Math Taboo game incorporates math vocabulary terms into a really fun game and can be used all year long! 153 Mathoo cards included!
There is also an EDITABLE blank template for you to create your own cards!
This game is great for 3rd – 8th grade students, but can even be used
Would Your Rather Questions: FREE
Here are 20 fun Would You Rather Questions just for kids. These are great to use when you have a few extra minutes.
Get 180 more questions here:
200 Would You Rather Questions
Christmas Expressive Language includes 42 pages targeting asking questions, comparing/contrasting, sequencing, multiple meaning words, vocab and similes.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Answering WH Questions: 78 questions cards, 6 special cards, 4 cue cards. Each game card has an answer appropriate for a
Main Idea and Details: Bowling for Details Game
Combine the concept of main idea and details with an exciting game of bowling. Students select bowling balls (main ideas) and draw pins (details) to score points. The main ideas and details are nonfiction statements regarding the history, game, rule
This is by far my most popular Roll & Draw activity!
Teachers love using this activity as a follow-up to their introduction to Picasso as a way try making an abstract face.
Students are fascinated by all the different combinations of faces that are possible.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is widel
This drama circle with an End of the School Year theme has a similar format to the "I Have / Who Has" game. This is a fun activity for students during the last days of school. There are 40 cards, that follow in a sequence, with each card having a different instruction. Students assemble in a circl
Drama Circle - Any Day Fun
This drama activity with a general theme has a similar format to the "I Have / Who Has" game. This is a fun any day activity. There are 40 cards, that follow in a sequence, with each card having a different instruction. Students assemble in a circle to perform their sce
100% Black and White for easy printing and copying.
NO laminating and NO cutting!! Just print and play!
All you need are 2 dice and bingo dot markers or tokens to cover squares. Send home for more practice.
How to play: Roll 2 dice, 1 corresponds to the number on the top and the other corre
Drama Circle - Christmas Drama Circle
This drama activity with a Christmas theme has a similar format to the "I Have / Who Has" game. This is a fun Christmas activity. There are 40 cards, that follow in a sequence, with each card having a different instruction. Students assemble in a circle to pe
This is a set of versatile and fun materials that can be used to play three different games. These games will help students learn and remember the elements of 16 different genres . Students can work alone, in pairs, or in groups. This would be a fun whole class activity or a grea
I am so happy with these games that I want to share them with you for FREE!!! Try this with your class. I think you will be back for more!
Watch, Think, Color! They are mystery picture games for today's tech savvy kids! Students watch the board, think about the clues to figure out the number,
Use these 24 Three Reasons Why for lateral thinking enrichment. Students can answer on notebook paper and record their progress on the included recording sheet. For best results, encourage students to come up with creative, yet plausible answers. You may also want to use these cards for sentence wr
Place students into groups of 4. Give each student a game board. (You may want to print the game boards on cardstock and then laminate for future use.)
For each round, one student from the group will roll a die. Each student will then write down the number rolled in one of the blank boxes on his or
Math has never been this COOL! Students watch the board, think about the clues to figure out the number, and color the spot indicated. When they are finished, they have made a picture.
This bundle includes designs inspired by Winter. There is a Snowman, Polar Bear, Penguin, Mitten, and Mug. This
Jeopardy: This easy-to-use PowerPoint template plays just like the popular TV game show, Jeopardy! It's a great way to review before big quizzes or tests!
You can edit the content to review any subject, including K-12 English (ELA), history, math, science, social studies, and even f
Diffy is a fun and intriguing math game that requires subtraction, logic, and pattern recognition to win. It can be played with whole numbers, negative numbers, fractions, and money. This game is challenging for both kids and adults!
You can play Diffy using the document camera with the whole class,
This product contains 30 classroom procedures to teach your students! Establishing classroom procedures and routines is one of the #1 priorities for teachers during back to school time and beyond. Going through a long list of routines and procedures can be extensive and boring for your kiddos, so why
Listening Ladybugs targets 1-, 2-, and 3-step simple and complex directions. Students work to collect ladybugs and encounter "jar" cards that cause loss of ladybugs, extra turns, and collecting other students' ladybugs. Each card has 3-step directions but can be used to target 1- and 2-step directi
The Christmas Receptive Language Packet is 44 pages in length. It features the following learning objectives: answering WH questions, following directions
Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Answering WH Questions: 78 questions cards, 6 special cards, 4 cue cards. Answer WH questions correctly, and keep your
FREE Boggle Template - Make a New Game Every Time!
Here is a terrific activity to use with the whole class when you have a few extra minutes, or individually for students who finish early (think standardized tests).
Because this is a Word document, you can use the it again and again simply by chan
Your kiddos are going to flip over this set! Students watch the board, think about the clues to figure out the number, and color the spot indicated. When they are finished, they have made a picture.
This bundle includes designs inspired by some of our favorite video games. This expanding bundle cu
Text Structure is an important concept for you to teach and for students to learn! Let them practice with this fun and engaging game that will make the skill of determining text structure something students WANT to do! Works great for literacy centers or small group. Students will
Sentence Types Unit: Simple, Compound, Complex sentence structure! Use this 28 page pack (+ 45 slide game) to teach Simple, Compound, and Complex sentences. It will take you from the very beginning stages of introducing the topic with guided notes to a fun, fast paced power point review game.
UPDATED 1/15/17: This product now includes 44 questions instead of 28. I have also added cut lines based on a buyer's suggestion!! You can simply re-download if you already own this product!
At the end of the day I gather my students in a circle on the carpet for our closing circle.
Meet Professor Cranium! He's here to teach you social skills and this week he's focusing on Social Filters! This packet features multi-modal instruction for Social Filters including an instruction booklet, 3 different practice activities, voting cards, bracelets, desk visuals, homework, awards, and l
Greek and Latin Root Word Memory game.
This classroom tested game has the students actively engaged in learning Greek and Latin Roots. They talk the roots out while trying to find matches between the root itself and the definition. There are three levels, with 24 roots each (for a total of 72 ro
Prefixes and suffixes are important concepts for you to teach and for students to learn! Let them practice with this fun and engaging game that will make the skill of defining them something students WANT to do! Works great for literacy centers or small group. Students will be begg