I teach my students prepositions by explaining that they are everything a mouse can do to a box.: a mouse can go up a box, down a box, under a box… This is a fun game that allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of prepositions.
Box (can be any size) covered with paper, be sure the lid lifts off for doing in!
Mouse (needs to fit inside the box)
Game board; Playing cards
Place markers; Die (use your own or make them with the templates below
Pencil (to demonstrate the word between)
Cover the box in paper (we used black because mice like to hide in dark holes) and cut a hole through it (to demonstrate through). My students used silver markers to decorate our box, but that is totally optional.
Print, laminate, and cut out the game board and cards.
The first player draws a card and uses the mouse and box to demonstrate the preposition. If he is correct, he rolls the die and moves his piece. If he is not correct, the card goes back in the pile.
Player two then takes a turn in the same manner.
Play continues until one player reaches and claims the cheese at the end of the game!