Are your students ready to learn about different landforms & bodies of water? This pack has 3 games to help students learn the names and definitions of 26 different landforms and bodies of water.
The landforms and bodies of water included are: plain, hill, mountain, valley, butte, canyon, mesa, plateau, volcano, cliff, cave, water, oasis, island, sand dunes, canal, delta, gulf, isthmus, peninsula, ocean, lake, pond, river, stream, and beach.
The 3 games are as follows:
1. I Have, Who Has.
Set Up: Print on card stock. Laminate and cut each page into sixths.
Directions: This game is played as a large group. Pass out 1 card to each student. The extra cards are played by the teacher. The person with the green traffic signal begins by reading his card, the definition, “Who has ‘a large area of flat or mostly flat land’?” The student who has that word card reads “I have ‘plain.’ Who has ‘a vertical rock exposure formed by erosion’?” Play continues until the last player reads the card with the red traffic signal.
2. "Head’s Up” Game
Set up: Print on card stock. Laminate and cut apart on the lines, folding on the dashed lines, so the red words (the definitions) are hidden.
Directions: Students play in pairs. One player picks a folded card and puts it on their forehead without looking at it. The partner looks at the card’s landform or body of water word (for example, waterfall) and does NOT say the word but describes it by definition (i.e. he will say “water that flows over a vertical drop in a river or stream.”) The player who has the card on his forehead must guess the word based upon the definition. Players take turns guessing.
3. Land & Water Sort
Set up: Print on card stock. Laminate and cut apart on the lines.
Directions: This can be played as a large group, small group, in pairs, or independently in a station. It might be a good introductory activity. Find the card that is all blue. It is the header for Bodies of Water pile; the green card is the header for the Landforms pile. Sort the cards into piles of land and bodies of water.
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I hope this helps yours students learn and have fun at the same time! Enjoy!