These are games that have been used in various classrooms. Some are rather specific
to a location and would need to be adapted to a new territory, use them as a template
for your own version.
Two dice bingo is a maths game where the numbers on two dice are read the the digits
of a two digit number and then covered on a number board. A Smartboard Notebook version
of the game is available on the Files page
Extinct birds is a ‘battleships’ like maths game where children cover squares on
a number board with the bones of some extinct birds in a cave and then attempt to
find their partner’s bones before their own can be uncovered.
Zilch is a game that I don’t know the origins of. Please let me know if you find
out. Anyway it is played with 6 dice and you have to add together large scores which
make it a good numeracy game. It also involves taking risks on whether to extend
ones run of luck or play safe with a good score. It is a good social game outside
of the classroom if you are stuck on a mountain in a snow storm sometime...
A card game that is great for vocabulary building or just getting students to create
questions. In school we rarely get students to make their own questions, but we frequently
make them answer ours. This card game features a Question card which makes the player
ask another player a short question, which they should create.
This game is available as a print on demand publication at the thegamecrafter.com.