I fell in love with the story “Rechenka’s Eggs” by Patricia Polacco while reading to my daughter! Soon I realized how the story is a great addition to my classroom. By spring time, my other packets and activities have started to lose their effect. It was time to find something different to review reading skills we have learned the entire year.
I then started to brainstorm which game I liked playing in a group other than something educational. I remembered how much I loved playing Cranium. The game was cool because not only did you answer trivia questions, but acting out and sculpting with playdoh was also involved! It was so much fun.
With that in mind, I created this game. I wanted to create a game board that was easy to print off, maybe even just to throw away after one use. Four lucky players might draw one of the cool and crazy tasks. The rest are a good mix between higher order and medium level comprehension skills. The game board itself is designed to keep all players around the same area on the board. The ones in the lead might land on the go back space, while the ones behind might be able to play catch up!
This would be perfect for a “learning is fun” day, for a center, or for a daring sub! Only things that need to be added or purchased for this game is dice, playdoh (small party size can work), and pennies to weigh down the game pieces. I added a math coloring sheet to use as review or morning work! Enjoy, and please let me know how your students liked it! I hope it is more fun than a worksheet!