3 Free Game Boards to Make Your Own Center Activities

Here are three free game board games that you can use in your classroom. These work well with phonics skills or math facts.I have had different experiences throughout my teaching career. I spent my first 3 years as a reading teacher for struggling students K-5. I’ve also been a Differentiated Instruction coach and Team Leader.My experiences in so many classrooms have let me see tremendous teaching in action, and it’s given me the opportunity to try some things out in a variety of settings.Why Games in the ClassroomOne constant in my classroom has always been the use of games. I use games to review and practice skills with students.I think games are engaging for students and allow you to work with a group while students are getting meaningful practice.When I was a reading teacher, I constantly used games to practice the phonics skills the students were currently working on. I had a closet full of games that were organized by phonics skill.After a couple years, I started creating my own games. I encourage the teachers in my building to use games to review math skills and as independent practice during their reading block.Here are some games that you download to use in your classroom.4 in a RowPlay 4 in a row just just like Connect 4 using counters and a printed game board.How to Play 4 in a RowStudents read the word or say the fact as they place their counter on the space.Students take turns choosing a spot and placing their counters.First one to have 4 counters in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) wins.Free 4 in a RowThese images are png files so you can copy and paste it in a document (like Word or Google Docs) to use it yourself.This version practices reading CVC nonsense words.Download CVC nonsense wordsThis version is blank. You can insert text boxes on top of the circles to place whatever skill you’d like your students to practice.Download blank versionOr, you can download a pdf version. This one is easy to print and write in the skill you want to use.Download pdf versionBANG!I think everyone knows BANG! But, just in case, I’ll explain the rules.How to Play BangThe cards go into a container.A student draws a card, and reads the word (or the fact) and keeps the card. Then it’s player 2’s turn. When someone draws a BANG! card, all of their cards go back into the container.Play continues until time runs out.Free Bang Playing CardsHere’s a blank BANG! set.Download blank versionYou can copy and paste it as a picture into your favorite word processing program. Insert text boxes on top of the card rectangles to add your words.Download blank pdf versionBoard GamesThis is a blank game board template.Students roll a dice to move a certain number of spaces.You can use task cards, read the room cards, or other cards you already have created. Or you can create your own game cards.Free Game Board and Playing CardsHere are full size png files so you can save the image and insert a text box to make the game meet your needs.Download Blank Game BoardDownload Blank Playing CardsOr if you want to print and make your own game board by hand then you’ll want this printable pdf version.Download pdf versionI hope I’ve given you a few different quick and easy resources you can use for games in your classroom.Come on over and check out some more ideas…Continue Reading On My Blog– Originally posted on Teaching Blog Addict| Submit Your Tip |More Games

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