Remember back in the day when our teachers would enter the classroom and say our favourite line, “Okay, class, let’s play a 🧩 game today!”. Didn’t that sound like music to our 🤩 ears?
Classroom games are always popular. Both students and teachers enjoy it. We know that students learn best when they are engaged and having fun. Educational classroom games are a great choice to pick when you realise that students are not responding appropriately to lecture delivery and other conventional ways of learning. They also help students to develop important qualities like cooperation, sound communication skills, risk taking, and innovative thinking.
So, without any further ado, here are 5 popular classroom games that you can try with your students:
1. The Beach Ball
This game is best to go along with a lesson reading session.
Get a ball with multiple colour stripes.
Each colour can denote something like the plot of the lesson, characters, theme, and so on.
As a student catches the ball, they will explain the section their fingers land on.
Once done, the student can throw the ball to the next one.
This game can be played after a lesson is over and you want to do a quick recap. This game can be played when you want to do a quick recap after a lesson is over.
Divide the class into 2 teams just like in a game show.
You become the host of the game show and ask questions related to the topic.
Challenge each team to answer questions correctly and win points.
3. An Icebreaker Game
Icebreaker games are perfect while starting a new academic session. They boost peer positivity and help build a respectable space in the classroom.
Ask the students to team up according to a characteristic. For example, birthday month or the first letter of their names.
The team members have to coordinate among themselves and find out more about each other.
Then you can start the game with a short sentence and the next student has to add to it by creating a sentence sharing a quality about a team member.
Every student has to do it without getting stuck or repeating the same information.
4. Hula Hoop Chain
This is an excellent game to teach students about teamwork and coordination.
Get your students to stand in a circle and join hands with the next person.
Before the circle is closed, place a hula hoop around a student’s arm.
The task is to pass the hula hoop without dropping it or breaking the circle.
5. Fraction War
This game is an interesting way to teach fractions.
Divide the class into teams of 2.
Each student is dealt 2 cards, one a numerator and the other a denominator.
The students in a team then have to calculate the fraction.
The team with the highest fraction card wins the battle and the other team must give up their card.
The team that collects the most cards at the end of the game wins.
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