Classroom 6x games are an engaging and effective way to keep students active and focused during learning activities, and also promote unity and collaboration within a classroom setting.
Create teams in your class and assign each one cards with sentences containing errors (whether factual for content classes, or spelling/vocab mistakes for language arts classes). Each team member must correct one error on his or her card.
1. Hide and Seek
This timeless game has long been beloved by both kids and adults, giving children an excellent way to practice problem-solving, evaluate perspective hiding spots, and remain calm during quiet play sessions.
One person acts as “it,” counting to a certain number while hiding and seeking, then shouts something like: ‘Ready or not, here I come!’ when finished counting; once they find their target child they join their seeking team.
Hide and seek is an engaging activity to do with groups of children, which can serve to reinforce concepts such as shape or color recognition, while getting their hearts racing and getting them moving around the room! Children can switch roles if desired.
2. Heads Up
This Ellen DeGeneres show-inspired game adds a unique spin to traditional charades by inviting students to act out clues rather than guess words, with multiple decks covering various subjects like celebrities, movies, animals, accents and characters regularly updated as new decks become available.
Heads Up works well when played in groups, as students love being “tapped” by another member of their class. It’s an easy-to-play game that gets students moving and engaging – perfect for providing an escape from worksheet work!
Charades fans might find this game less interesting or exciting; it is, however, still worth purchasing if available for very cheap price.
3. Heads Up Seven Up
Heads Up Seven Up (H8U) is an entertaining classroom game that helps develop students’ deduction and communication skills. Use it as a reward to motivate children out of their seats and participate in class, or play it to review important math facts.
Have children stand in front of the class and put their thumbs up. Select some kids to act as “It”, walking around tapping students on the head with a rubber spatula until one comes forward and stands with their thumbs raised at the front of class.
When their teacher announces “Heads up, seven up!,” those tapped raise their thumbs and attempt to guess who pushed them over. If their guess is correct, they swap places with their “up” match and form new pairs.
Hangman is an exciting way to practice spelling words. One player selects a word while others guess its letters – any incorrect letter adding one body part from a stick figure of a hanging man for every incorrect guess. Players win if their secret word can be identified before drawing completes its picture of gallows.
For optimal results, choose a word with letters that share similar sound or letter combinations, such as vowels. This will make identifying and narrowing down solutions easier. Don’t call out random letters; rather focus on calling out those which appear more or less frequently, such as vowels.
5. Guess Who?
Guess Who is an ideal way for students to develop social skills such as turn taking, eye contact and listening. Additionally, it bolsters deductive reasoning abilities as well as wide range of receptive and expressive language abilities.
This version of the classic board game makes it easier for students to identify character characteristics such as hair color, accessories (hats, glasses, mustaches and beards), gender and more quickly narrow down potential suspects.
This game can also help children understand the value of perseverance despite making mistakes, teaching them that with perseverance comes success! Furthermore, competition provides important life lessons such as humility in victory and sportsmanship in defeat.