While watching the Ellen show one day, I saw her introduce a new game called “five second rule” where she would ask contestants questions with multiple answers and they had to answer in 5 seconds or less. Although she was asking pop culture questions like the first names of the Jonas Brothers, my mind immediately went to Virginia Studies. I created some playing cards that could serve as a quick, fun review during SOL time. I hope you enjoy and be sure to let me know how your students enjoy the game!
To play, cut out the game question cards. I prefer to print them on colored cardstock and laminate them, but that is just my preference! If you have a version of the board game, it comes with a 5 second timer that I’ve used in the classroom. If not, find a visual timer online (there’s tons!). Have one student read the question (the top bolded part of the card) then start the timer. The student has 5 seconds to answer the question correctly to get a point.
This game is fun to introduce and have as a “if you finish early” activity in the classroom. I started playing it during dismissal with my class while waiting for buses or at lunch, and my students loved it!