This board game is a fun way to get students talking while they learn or review information about Hawaii! Ideally, the game is meant for two to six players, though there is not a limit! The more students you have per game board, the longer it takes to complete the game, but there are plenty of opportunities for all students to speak! Though the player who crosses the finish line first is the "winner" of the game, I ask students to continue to play until the last person has made it to the blue "Finish" square. Essentially, this game is a cooperative, fun, educational experience that should encourage participation by all players. :)
The Hawaii board game could easily be set up as a center activity as there are plenty of "Talk" cards and simple instructions. Additionally, the "Talk" cards could be used independently of the game for conversation starters.
After printing the game board and the cards, I laminated the materials for durability, though this step is not necessary for play! The game cards were designed to fit exactly in the spaces allocated to them on the game board.
Included in this file are the game board, 40 red "Talk" cards, 24 yellow "Hawaii Knowledge" cards, instructions, and answers to the Hawaii knowledge questions. If I could have included a die and game pieces, I would have! I used a die from a board game I had at home and different color blocks for the game pieces.. Enjoy!
Hawaii Board Game for ELL / ESL / EFL Learners
by Kristin Rock
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License