ZAP! is a fun and engaging way to have students practice any kind of skill from adding and subtracting to identifying fact and opinion statements. This Halloween ZAP! game provides students with practice identifying words as either complete sentences or sentence fragments. All of the sentences and fragments in this ZAP game are related to Halloween. ZAP! is basically a print and go activity that requires minimal preparation yet yields great fun and GREAT RESULTS.
Materials to Make your ZAP! game:
Medium to large empty Pringle’s container (or something similar) with the lid
Pages 1, 3-11 from this packet, laminated for durability or printed on cardstock
Assembly of your ZAP! game:
Affix page 1 to the container. You may want to cover the container with construction or contact paper completely before affixing the label.
Cut apart the activity strips on pp. 3-10 and place them inside the container.
Store the answer key inside the container as well.
To Play your ZAP! game:
Divide your class into several teams depending on the number of students.
Determine how long you will play or how many rounds you will complete.
Have a student draw a strip from the container without looking inside.
The team should read the words on the strip, then confer to determine the answer.
If the team answers correctly, it keeps the strip. If it answers incorrectly the strip is returned to the container.
Teams take turns drawing/collecting the strips. However, there is a twist. If a team draws a ZAP! card, it must return ALL of its strips to the container.
The winner is the team that collects the most strips. You may want to award them with a simple prize such as a piece of candy, bonus points on an upcoming quiz/test, 5 minutes of free time, etc.
This set of 32 ZAP! Cards (30 activity strips and 2 ZAP! strips) could also be used as regular task cards (minus the ZAP! Cards). Place them in a literacy center (the QR make them self-checking) or play a round of SCOOT or SCATTER.
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