need game ideas

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  1. 2ndTimeAround

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    I'm thinking I'm going to do some "minute to win it" type games on the day before Christmas break. I'm tired of being the only teacher that doesn't show a movie that day and I'm tired of dealing with makeup work when we return from the holidays. So instead of beating them (slack colleagues), I'm joining them ;)

    I thought I'd have a game day. A day where the kids get to play and be louder than normal. And maybe I can enjoy myself too!

    But I still want to be able to justify my day's plans and I need a little help.

    I don't mind going in pretty much any science direction since I'm supposed to reinforce teachings from previous subjects and introduce new... So I can touch on physics for knocking-down-things games and such.

    I am big on teaching graphing skills so anything that might not otherwise fit into 'science' would be okay if I can get the kids to graph results.

    I'm looking through Pinterest for some ideas but since you all know students a bit better than the average bear, I would love some suggestions from you too.
     
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  3. HorseLover

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    Maybe one of the games could be a Jeopardy style game? This would work especially well if you have a SmartBoard
     
  4. Blue

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    Dominos stacked to fall.
    Maybe some old timers: Jacks or marbles
    Balloon into baskets; badmitton
    Using electricity to hang balloons on wall
     
  5. 2ndTimeAround

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    great ideas, keep them coming!
     
  6. teachsph2008

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    Cut up cereal boxes or I guess any kind of box with a picture on it..and make them into puzzle pieces. They have a minute to assemble
     
  7. Rockguykev

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    Have them make their own "Angry Birds" levels out of playing cards then try to knock them down with rubber bands.

    Seriously, I could do that all day.
     
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    For graphing what about have circle shapes & they have to pick from colors thinking like red, green, silver & gold. They color and then "hang on a tree and you could make a graph. You could do fractions, if you had an even number maybe symmetry.
     

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