Puzzle This Out!

A short school week presents many challenges and one solution would be to celebrate game and puzzle week with student made games. You could spend some of Monday and Tuesday with each student making their own game boards and Wednesday could be Game Day where everyone plays the games with each other.

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
Speaking & Listening
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1

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Die cut the game board from white construction paper and add color to each step on the path
Die cut the game board pieces out of colored construction paper or cover stock.
Players can advance along the game path by spinning the arrow on the circle spinner or by rolling the dice…you or your students can pick which they prefer

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If you choose the spinner option, separate the circle spinner into sections and mark each one with a number.

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Attach the arrow with a brad (when closing the prongs of the brad, leave a little slack so the arrow can spin easily)

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IF you choose the dice option, assemble the 3D cubes and mark each face with dots or numbers.

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Attach the game trail to one side of a file folder and attach the spinner to the other side.

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Create game pieces cutting pairs of tiny fish. Glue each pair together, except for the tails, which are folded open and fastened to the square game marker.

Write the questions and answers on the game cards…each set of game cards can vary depending on what skill the students want to practice. One student may write multiplication facts on their cards, another may write states and state capitals on their cards. Once the game cards are ready, LET THE GAMES BEGIN

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