Spelling Tic Tac Toe

This is one of my favourite spelling activities. Most students already know how to play the traditional version of Tic Tac Toe so it's an easy one to introduce to classes. They can play on paper or on mini whiteboards. Students play in pairs and take turns writing the word that they need the most practice with, into a box on the grid. First to get 3 in a row wins that round. Students can choose a different word to practice for each round. The student who wins the most rounds is the winner.

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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Pac Man

This is a simple game to revise facts. It can be used for any subject & doesn't require any equipment! 1. Students spread around the room. 2. Teacher calls out a question. 3. Students put their hands up if they know the answer. 4. The first hand up to get it right moves one step closer to the nearest person standing next to them (or they can move away from someone!) The goal is to tap the others on the shoulder and get them out of the game. 5.Teacher continues to call out questions. 6. The last person standing wins. Some ideas for this game: - times tables - math facts - spelling - vocabulary definitions - geography questions - foreign language practice (eg: say the word in English, who knows how to say it in Japanese?) - revision of a health, science or social studies unit