This is a great group or partner activity. There are 8 word problems that you cut out and put in envelopes around the room with the numbers matching the numbers on the animals. Each group has a check list that they mark the problems they get correct off. The student works out the problem and has the teacher check them. If they are correct then the teacher marks it off the list. They have to complete all 8 questions. You can make this a competition or I use this as a check at the beginning of the year to see how well they handle word problems.
This specific activity has animals that they use to match up their checklist and the problem. Directions are included on how to set up this activity.