Free Board Game for Any Task Card

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Do you use task cards as centers or review games in your classroom? Ever think they are just boring? I mean, let’s be honest, a task card is basically a worksheet but students just do the problems one at a time and we call it a game. Shhh!! Don’t tell them!

This is ONE SAMPLE GAME from the bundle described below!

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Why Game Boards?
I don’t know about you, but every year I have squirmy and rambunctious kiddos and I find that having them sit still to complete a center or station doesn’t keep them focused or on task very long! My solution? Get them up and active! Yes, even your kiddos who can’t control themselves can play these games!

I created 10 different game boards that students can use with ANY Task Card on earth! Each game board has a fun theme to keep students interested. Each game also has movements or activities students must perform each time they move their game piece and answer a question.

What do I need?
Students simply need a game marker (such as a block or token) and one die per game board. You supply the task cards for any subject!

How do students play?
Just like any game, students roll the dice and move that many spaces on the game board. They complete the activity on the space they landed on and then answer the question from their task cards. The object is to get to the end of the game or the finish line first. This earns students a point. All other players keep their game pieces on the board while the winner records his or her point and starts over at the beginning. Players continue playing in tis manner until all task cards are completed or until you call time.

Helpful hint: I have ALL students in the group complete the task card. Then students check the answer key before moving on.

What are some of the movements students must do?
The best part of these games is that they include movements! When students land on a space, it could be a blank space, a picture space, or a movement space! Some of the movements include jumping jacks, running in place, touching their toes, marching in place, squats, etc. I know what you are thinking, my room is going to be a noisy, chaotic mess! Only if you let it! I establish my expectations very clearly at the beginning of these games. I explain what I expect for voice levels and I also explain how we are not being dramatic and disruptive with our movements. Students know that if I can’t trust them to make good choices, I have a “lovely” packet of work waiting for them at their desk and I mean it. Students who get out of control, do not participate. I have only had this happen once and it never happened again!

I have also included a second game option if you need the games to be more active. Each game has a “Game Options” direction for students who land on a blank space. The options might include everyone in the group hopping on one foot, running in place, etc.

When should I use these games?
I teach using math rotations in my room, so I use these games as one of the math rotation stations. This means I am teaching a small group while students are playing these games.

I have used these games for state test prep where the entire class is divided into different groups, playing with different boards and different task cards at the same time.

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