Classroom Games and Activities

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Classroom Games and Activities

Classrooms are a great space for education but they are also where memories are made and fun is had! It's important to a include fun in the classroom to keep the kids engaged and it helps them have a positive association with school.  Classroom games are the perfect way to add fun into classroom. Even if it's just once a month, or maybe once a week on Friday afternoons it will give the students something to look forward to. Here are some reasons why it's important to incorporate classroom games:

  1. Engaging and Fun Learning: Games can make learning more enjoyable and engaging for students. When students are having fun while learning, they are more likely to be motivated to participate and retain the information they have learned.

  2. Active Learning: Classroom games often involve active participation, which can help students to better understand and remember information. Instead of simply listening to a lecture or reading a textbook, games can provide a more hands-on and interactive learning experience.

  3. Collaboration and Communication: Many classroom games require students to work together and communicate effectively with one another. These skills are important not only in the classroom, but also in real-world situations.

  4. Assessment and Evaluation: Classroom games can be used as an effective tool for assessing student understanding of concepts and identifying areas where students may need additional help or support.

Overall, classroom games can be an effective and enjoyable way to enhance the learning experience and promote student engagement, collaboration, and understanding.

There are so many fun games that can be played in a classroom setting. They can be played during a party or just to give the students a break from the normal routine. Here are some ideas:

  1. Charades: This classic game is always a hit. Divide the class into two teams and have them take turns acting out words or phrases for their teammates to guess.

  2. Pictionary: Similar to charades, but instead of acting out words, players draw them on a whiteboard or piece of paper.

  3. Heads Up: This is a mobile app-based game that's easy to play in a classroom. Players hold their phone up to their forehead and their classmates give clues to help them guess the word or phrase on the screen.

  4. Two Truths and a Lie: Each player shares three statements about themselves, two of which are true and one of which is a lie. The other players must guess which statement is the lie.

  5. Would You Rather: Players take turns asking each other "would you rather" questions, with two equally difficult options to choose from.

  6. Bingo: Create bingo cards with words or phrases related to a topic the class has been studying. Students mark off the words as they hear them during a lecture or presentation.

  7. Minute to Win It: Set up a series of short challenges that players must complete within one minute. Examples include stacking cups, bouncing ping pong balls into cups, or balancing pencils on the back of your hand.  

  8. Scavenger Hunt: Hide objects around the classroom and give players a list of clues to help them find them. Or you can grab a scavenger hunt printable to use.  

These games are all easy to set up and can be adapted to suit different age groups and class sizes. MyClassroomPARTY is a company that specializes in classroom games and they have a bunch of unique individual game options. The game all come with clear instructions and a QR code on them that leads to video instructions. This makes is so easy to try a new exciting game that the kids haven't played before. 

If you don't have time to add a game to the day, brain breaks are a great option.  Any brain breaks that the kids get to take have been shown to increase their productivity after they've had some time to step away from school work for a period of time. Here's a link that has some great brain break activities. 



Have fun!

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