Bags of Brains is a classroom game that is designed to be fun and educational. It is also designed to be completely adaptable to your exact situation and knowing that teachers have limited access to resources. This game can use what you currently have on hand – there is no need to go out and buy any additional supplies. It also uses the time you have on hand. After initial setup, the game is designed to be played in a few moments here and a few moments there. It can go on for as short or as long of a time period that you want. Use it to generate extra interest in Bell work maybe.
We will begin with the basics of creating and playing your personalized version of the game. From there you can tweak it as needed for your classroom.
To be clear, This is a game FRAMEWORK. The questions, classroom objects, rewards, etc. all are YOURS and must be ADDED before using the game in the classroom.
All documents that you may need (or wish) to change are provided as .doc and .odt files so that you can edit them to reflect your classroom setup.
This is a great activity for morning work, bell work, early finishers, a reward, and other times when there are just a few moments that need to be filled up. Also a super way to encourage students to
stop dilly dallying and get their work finished in a timely manner.
You will need to supply:
Printed Pages from the Game
6 Bags (brown paper grocery work well)
Box or similar to hold worksheet sized pages
Folders or dividers for worksheet box
Your own activities and/or worksheets
Your own ideas
Your own classroom supplies
Benefits of This game framework:
Build Your Own Personalized Game
Works for ALL Grades
Works for ALL Developmental Levels
Works for ALL Classes
Uses ANY Supplies You Have on Hand
Perfect Fill In Work
Great Bell Work
Super for Early Finishers
Features Healthy Competition & Team Work Together
Encourages Students to Take Control