Back to School Games for second graders: Ready to start the year with some fun? This set of “Games Galore” introduces students to 6 different game formats that you can use all year long! Games build community and are an engaging way to provide practice and review. These games review grade one Common Core standards, so they are perfect for early second graders, or they can be used later in the year for firsties. The school themed graphics allows these activities to be used throughout the school year.
This “Games Galore” set includes:
Room Readers (one for math and one for ELA):
a “read the room” activity that reviews a variety of Common Core standards from grade one
Back to School BUMP (one for Math and one for ELA):
a partner board game that practices adding 2 and 3 numbers with sums to 20; also reviews decoding long and short vowels
Race to the Bus (Math):
another simple board game focusing on comparing 2-digit numbers
4 Corners Sort (ELA):
get students up an moving as they identify and sort nouns, verbs, adjectives and create elaborated sentences
I Have . . . Who Has? (ELA):
a whole class activity that reviews decoding skills and give students practice listening carefully to each other
Number Sentence Scoot (Math):
students will move around as they practice addition facts to 20 and subtraction from 10 and solving number sentences with the unknown in different places
Be sure to download the preview to see a sample of all 6 games.
Each game has a directions sheet with general directions on how to play that game, as well as “Notes From the Classroom” with more specific information. Most graphics are in color (I included some black and white versions), but will print beautifully in black and white. I made the game boards and materials a little larger than I might use as the year progresses, to make is easier for students to see what they need to do.
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Thanks for stopping by! ~ Lisa, Second Grade Stories