Board Game Templates and Clip art includes:
2 Board Templates, 3 different sizes of spinners, (BLANK AND NUMBERED), 2 Dice Patterns, (BLANK AND NUMBERED) and a BONUS Grading Rubric!
This packet contains all the desired components for a successful board game assignment, including a grading Rubric!
Provide each student with a file folder and a copy of each of the pages in this packet. Bring in a few simple board games such as Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Trouble, etc. Also bring in a game that has more complicated rules and set up. In groups, have the students grade each game according to the rubric. This exercise is a highly effective way for to learn the elements of a good game.
Students can then plan their projects knowing from the beginning the standards and expectations and of the assignment and have experience in how the rubric can help them earn the highest grade possible. You can have peace in how you grade their final projects!
My students can frequently predict what their grade will be for any given project!
Educational Benefits of Board game making and playing:
By virtue of playing them, board games can teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. They can foster the ability to focus, and lengthen student’s attention span.
Board games have distinct boundaries. Living in a complex society, children need and desire clear limits to feel safe. By circumscribing the playing field — much as tennis courts and football fields will do later — board games help students understand rules, boundaries and why they exist. By making a board game themselves, students get a sense of how and why rules are made. After all, staying within the boundaries (not intruding on others' space, for example) is crucial to leading a successful social and academic life.
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Board Game Templates and More VERSION II with Bonus Grading Rubric