Discussion in 'Elementary Education Archives' started by krwaggieteach, Sep 21, 2006.
Sep 21, 2006
Can anyone give me tips on what board games are good to have in my second grade classroom?
Are you looking for games that are just for fun or educational too?
What about Scrabble Junior (spelling) and dominoes (math)?
both fun and educational!
I've thought of Monopoly Jr. , Boggle, Apples to Apples, Connect 4, Scrable is a good one too! Thanks!
There is a company called Mindware (MindWare?) that sells a lot of neat fun/instructional stuff. I'm fairly certain they have a website (it's bookmarked on my computer somewhere - of course, since I need it right now I can't find it! LOL!) so try googling it.
Sep 22, 2006
Mancala and Word Scramble
scrabble is a great one!
I have Guess Who?, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Operation Shrek, I Spy Go Fish, Math dominoes from Scholastic, a math cookie game, those little water games where you try to get the stuff on hooks or in baskets, Junior Scrabble.
What about Sorry, checkers, and Jenga? These would be pretty good as well.
I would have Jenga if I could find one that wasn't that true or dare one...Just DON'T get Hungry Hippos. That is one of my favorite games, but it is so loud in a classroom. I gave mine away so it wouldn't find its way back into another one of my classrooms ever again. Connect Four is good too.
My kids really enjoy games like Outburst and Blurt. Blurt is not one of the more common games, but very educational. You divide the class into two teams, appoint a captain to write, and then read a defintion (which come from the dictionary). The teams must think of the correct word and then try to spell the word on their board (I give each team a whiteboard). If the get it right (the word and the spelling) they move five spaces. If they get the word, but not the spelling they move four. If the get neither, they don't move. Its a fun game.
Sep 23, 2006
I played in 3rd grade Othello...kinda like checkers. We would all want to play it!!!
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