Back to School Taboo Game
- Have you ever played the board game Taboo? It's a great game for vocabulary development. This Back to School-themed game is great for lots of grades. It can be a fun center activity and a lot of fun for the whole class. This game encourages students to practice their oral language and vocabulary skills. They race against the clock to explain the Back to School-related word at the top of the card, but they are not allowed to use any of the TABOO words underneath it. This makes it a bit more tricky but encourages thought and creativity when describing the word.
This is a great game for students to think about word choice and to use synonyms to describe a topic. It encourages students to describe a word in different ways.
There are many flexible options for this game- use as a literacy center or whole class, have students act out words rather than using language, play reverse Taboo by giving the Taboo words and having students guess the word at the top.
Set up it easy. Just make copies, laminate them (if you want), and break students into groups. Then students use the cards to play Taboo just as the regular directions indicate. Directions are included in this download. Whatever you choose, have fun.
This download includes:
- 5 pages of pre-made cards
- 1 blank page of cards (if you want to make your own cards)
- Score sheet
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