Roll a 6!

Did you ever play the Chocolate Game? It was a very popular birthday party game when I was at primary school. You would take turns rolling a die. If you rolled a 6 you would dress up in a silly costume & then use a knife & fork to cut & eat from a block of chocolate. It was a noisy, fast paced game, and we all loved it! This is NOT that game but reminds me a little of it. Roll a 6! Equipment Each group will need: - 1 piece of paper - 1 die - 1 pencil How to Play - Divide class into groups of 4 or 5 - Hand out equipment needed - Students sit in a circle - Students take turns rolling the die - If they roll a 6 they start writing the numbers 1 - 100 on the piece of paper. -

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Who Stole the Cookie?

Fun Circle Game! "Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?" I used to love playing this circle game when I was at school and now I have a book to read and an inference activity to go with the game! Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar? * by Jane Manning is a cute junior primary book that has interactive tabs on each page to see to pull to see if you can figure out who's hand is in the jar...piggy, kitty, bunny, dog or mouse? After reading the book, students can draw their own picture showing who stole the cookies, and then attach a second piece of paper to the top of their page to create a lift the flap. They can write three clues on the top page for others to use their inference skills to try to work out who stole the cookies! At the end

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Math Warm Up Game

Here's a super short post about a quick little maths game. I like it because it gets kids moving around, while practicing basic math facts! I find it works best for years 1-3 but I've even played it with some year 6's who thought it was a bit of fun! I guess it depends on the class you have! Here's how you play: - Have students move around/dance to music. - When the music stops, call out a question (like 3 + 4 or 10 - 5). - Students need to work out the answer & then touch the ground with that many body parts (e.g. 3 + 4 = 7... Place down 2 feet & 5 fingers or 2 feet, 1 elbow & 4 fingers) - Have students call out the answer & then start the music again for the next round. See what happens when you say 5

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