This post originally appeared on the blog Hillary’s Teaching Adventures.
We all know that engaging students is important. But do you ever struggle with unique ways to engage your students? I know I do. One night, while lying in bed, I came up with a fun idea for teaching certain concepts: Life-Size Game Boards. Pretty cool huh?
To make this happen, you’ll need to do a little prep. However, it will be very worth it!
4. Print, cut, and laminate the question cards.
5. Use masking tape or packing tape to tape the cards to the tiles.
6. Edit the vocabulary cards (the students will draw a word from the pile on each turn) to match the vocabulary words you need.
7. Students will roll ONE die, draw a card, and do the task on the board. If the student lands on a blank square, have them choose any task on the board to do. If the student gets it correct, they stay on the board. If the student misses, they go back to the beginning. First student to the end wins!
I have done this game before, just not on a life-size game board until now. I just love it! This particular game is for vocabulary. You can add any vocabulary words you need your students to master. The vocabulary cards (not the game squares) are editable.
I will also be adding more games like character traits, text features, and more! I cannot wait to see pictures of your students using these as well!
Let me know how this works for you!