I've recently fallen in love with the game Head Bands! It is a very fun and engaging way for students to practice and review skills. After teaching your students about various land forms you can use this activity to review the different land forms and think about each one critically. This game is guaranteed to help kids solidify their knowledge of land forms and put a smile on their faces in the process!
Print the strips on 11x17 paper and cut apart. 11x17 is the largest paper I can print on at school, but I’ve found it doesn’t quite wrap all the way around the kids’ heads. To fix this you can either use a long piece of scotch tape to attach the ends, OR if you are planning to reuse these you can cut strips of butcher paper approximately 24 inches long and tape/glue/staple the state names onto the strips.
Each child gets a headband. Wrap it around their head and tape it in the back so the word is on their forehead. Don’t let the student see what their word is! This is crucial. Next, have students get a whiteboard or piece of paper with a clipboard. Students can write themselves notes on their whiteboard/paper to help them deduce what their word they might be. OR you can print the sample questions page for each student and they can cross out ones that aren’t true for their word. Students will walk around the room and find a partner. They can ask that partner THREE questions to help them figure out what their land form is. They can ONLY ask yes or no questions. I suggest displaying the Sample Questions page on the board for students to reference. After asking three questions they may guess what their word is. If they get it right, they’re done and can sit down. If they are not correct, they will find another partner and continue asking 3 questions to new partners until they can guess their text, or until time runs out.
I hope you and your students have fun!!