Executive Functioning Skills Brain Games - Workbook, Activities, & Brainteasers

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Grade Levels
5th - 9th
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150+ pages (plus digital)
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Practice executive functioning skills and processing speed with these brain games activities! Every game or activity page targets a unique set of executive functioning skills to help kids and young adults improve the skills they need. Because the activities are set up in a fun way, kids can just work through the workbook at their own individual pace. This is ideal for early finishers, extra practice during a resource room, or during a study skills group. It includes a total of over 150 pages with a variety of brain games for learners.

Skills targeted in this unit include planning, organization, time management, task initiation, working memory, metacognition, self-control, sustained attention, flexibility, and perseverance.

Digital Version

A digital version is included for Google Drive. In order to access the file, use the Digital Directions page. To only send students a few pages at a time, select the pages that you want. Then choose File -> Make a Copy -> Selected Slides.

What Are Brain Games?

A variety of unique, fun, and interactive brain games are included. Just a few of the activities are:

  • Decipher the Code (working memory, attention)
  • List Challenge (time management, metacognition)
  • Word Maker (organization, metacognition)
  • Shopping Games (flexibility, working memory)
  • Puzzle Play (flexibility, working memory)
  • Missing Letter (time management, metacognition)
  • Mystery Number (perseverance, working memory)
  • Picture Memory (attention, working memory)
  • Caption It (task initiation, planning)
  • Follow the Line (attention, working memory)
  • Jumbled Up (organization, flexibility)
  • And Many More!

Why Teach Executive Functioning Skills?

Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, initiating, and following through will all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and outside of school. Many students who forget assignments, are disorganized, can’t complete long-term assignments, have trouble focusing, and experience difficulty with change often have weak executive functioning skills. These are the students who need to be taught explicit skills in order to become successful in school and in life after school. Simply put, executive functioning skills are necessary life skills.

No Prep!

This workbook is designed to print and go. You can choose to print out just a day or week’s worth of activities a time just to get your students started. Another option is printing the entire packet all together and bind it together or put in a notebook for your learners. Start by reviewing the student page “What are Executive Functioning Skills?” Then, have students go through the brain games at their own individual pace!

Two Versions Included

This resource includes two separate files organized in different ways. The first includes the games in order to provide practice of the same skills over and over. The second includes all the games mixed in and blended together. You can choose which setup is best for your learners!

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Target executive functioning and study skills necessary for academic success at the middle and high school level. The bundle includes over 300 pages full of lessons, templates, and workbook pages to teach study strategies and ways to improve executive functioning skills. It includes a HUGE selection of my executive functioning and study skills materials in one place.

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