Welcome to our final round of fun! I hope you have been Adding Some FLASH to your Flashcard Review this week as we have looked at a handful of enriching activities to breathe life back into a ho-hum school day.
If you're looking for one last game to add to your flashcard repertoire, look no further than...well, TO A GAME...board, that is.
It seems like such a basic idea, I realize. But, with a little tweeking, a simple game board can provide you with not ONE, but TWO forms of review!
To review TWICE with a game board
In addition to a set of flashcards, you'll need a blank game board. Below are a few links with many printable boards that are free for the taking! Otherwise, you can always make one of your own on some scratch paper. (I make one at least once a week and it takes 30 seconds!)
For the first round of review, flash a flashcard to your child and have him/her write the flashcard fact into a blank game space. For instance, if you were using addition flashcards, he would write 5 + 3...or whatever the card happened to read. After he has written the fact, instruct him to give you the answer out loud. Then move on to the next card until all the spaces have been filled in and the cards have been reviewed.
Then, it is time to play the actual game for round two of the review. This review will vary based on the type of game board you have selected to use.
*The first example is of a start-to-finish path board. After filling in all the spaces of the board, my son had to roll a dice, move a chip to the appropriate spot, and then correctly read off the phonics sound in order to roll again.
The second example is of a homemade bingo board. He filled in the spaces during the first round of addition flashcard review. Then, I mixed up the cards and flashed them again. He marked off the answers hoping to get four in a row...BINGO!
Using game boards is a great way to get TWO reviews for the price of one. And the children have no idea. They are having too much fun playing a game to even notice. SNEAKY!
Need a few game boards to get you started?
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