The Bumper Stumpers Game is a great way to activate your students before any lesson! No matter how long you play for, these puzzles get students paying attention, focused, and thinking about what they are doing.
If you are unfamiliar with the game show from the 80's, the idea is simple; students look at a license plate, are given a clue, then have to solve what the license plate is saying. For example, the license plate WLN4MD, which belongs to a smart person (this would be the clue), reads as "Well informed" for the answer.
-Power Point to run the game, with 120 license plates to solve
-Ideas for play
-License plate list with all plates, their answers and clues listed
I have played this with students from grade 4-8 and they have always loved every minute it!