A few months ago I went to a really neat "Enrichment Day" sponsored by a homeschool group that I'm a member of. The idea was for each member to bring a homemade or commercial game that they adapted for a different use for learning. The creativity I saw was amazing! Such fun ideas for learning just by using some creativity.
One of the mom's had a fabulous idea that involved the building block game "Jenga". She used it as a learning tool to help her son practice his multiplication facts. Now my son is in first grade and I haven't begun to teach him that. What I wanted was a fun game using application facts.
I simply went to one of my favorite sites called teacherspayteachers and found some FREE Jenga printables.
I simply printed off the addition equations, cut, and then taped one to each block. Then we simply played the game like usual. If you picked a block then you had to answer the addition question. This was so much fun!
Check out these links:
FREE ADDITION PRINTABLE
FREE MULTIPLICATION PRINTABLE
Check back tomorrow and I'll show you a simple way I practice parts of speech with Batman. This is all done by recycling a game I have at home. Can you believe that my 6 year old LOVES to figure out the parts of speech and begs me to do this game?