We all know that engaging students is important. But do you ever struggle with unique ways to engage your students? I know I do. One night, while laying in bed, I came up with a fun idea for teaching certain concepts. Life-Size Game Boards. Pretty cool huh?
To make this happen, you will need to do a little prep. However, it will be very worth it!
Make sure you have large dice, cups and the board game tiles. (I linked my affiliate links for these in the preview and the actual product if you need them!)
Print the clip art people, laminate and cut them out. Using binder clips, clip them to the cups. (See example pictures.)
Lay out the game board tiles in any formation that looks like a game board.
Print, cut and laminate the question cards.
Use masking tape or packing tape, tape the cards to the tiles.
Edit the cards (the students will draw a word from the pile each turn) to match the text feature words you need.
Students will roll ONE die, draw a card, and do the task on the board. If the student lands on a blank square, have them choose any task on the board to do. If the student gets it correct, they stay on the board. If the student misses, they go back to the beginning! The first student to the end wins!
I have done this game before, just not on a life-size game board until now! I just love it! This particular game is for text features. You can add any text feature words you need your students to master. The text feature cards (not the game squares) are editable.